BAAM 2019 Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: Monday November 5, 2018


General Submission Guidelines


Submissions to BAAM should be made using the online forms on this website.


For all proposals, please include the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors, along with a 150-250 word abstract of the proposed presentation. BAAM no longer accepts mailed or emailed proposals except when authorized by BAAM in advance.


Please contact BAAM directly if you would like to use another submission method. Some links on this page open older-style pages.


Submission Categories and Online Submission Links


Paper Presentations

Papers and addresses are individual oral presentations on topics of relevance to behavior analysis. These may range from 20-50 minutes in length. Paper Presentation Submission Form.


Poster Presentations


Posters present empirical research in visual form. Poster presenters should be available with their poster for the entire length of the poster session (60-90 minutes) to discuss their research. A formal verbal presentation is not required. The poster should be no larger than 4 feet high by 4 feet wide. Posters on topics consistent with BAAM's Statement of Purpose may be submitted on-site at the BAAM convention, but only posters submitted by the proposal deadline will be listed in the convention booklet. Contact BAAM for more information or see Poster Presentation Submission Form.




Symposia are a series of addresses organized around a specific theme. A chair introduces the theme and each of the speakers. A discussant concludes the symposium by presenting an integrative or evaluative summary of the symposium papers. A BAAM symposium typically lasts 90 minutes. For symposia, please indicate the authorship of each paper in the symposium and also include the names and affiliations of the of the symposium chair and discussant. Contact BAAM for more information or see Symposium Submission Form.




Workshops are educational sessions which are scheduled for 3 or 6 hours. Workshops typically involve the use of written training materials and guided practice of skills learned. Workshop presenters can specify the participants' academic level and limit enrollment. Participants are charged a workshop fee (above the convention registration fee) and may be charged a materials fee. BAAM workshop fees are generally between $30-50 for a three-hour session, exclusive of materials fees. BAAM shares the workshop fees with the presenter(s). For workshops, please indicate the educational level, enrollment limit, workshop fee, materials fee (if any), and any other pertinent information. Include a 200-250 word description of the topic, goals, and pedagogical style of their workshop suitable for publication in the BAAM convention booklet and BAAM convention advertising. BAAM requires that workshops include at least one presenter or sponsor with credentials appropriate to the skills being taught. Due to space and schedule limitations, workshops that in the past attracted only very small numbers of participants are not likely to be accepted. Contact BAAM for more information or see Workshop Submission Form.


Panel Discussions


Panel Discussions are 50 or 80 minute sessions in which a group of 3-5 presenters discusses an issue of current relevance with an audience present. Panel discussions may be free-form or moderated. Panel discussions may include audience participation. For panel discussions, please include the names and affiliations of all panelists as well as the names and affiliations of the panel chair. Contact BAAM for more information or see Panel Discussion Submission Form.




Meetings of 50 to 80 minutes may be arranged. Proposals for meetings (e.g., special interest groups) will be evaluated by BAAM using criteria applied to other presentations; costs of rooms for meetings not open to the general BAAM membership (e.g., interviews) will be paid by the meeting organizers. Contact BAAM for more information or see Meeting Submission Form.


Commercial Displays


Commercial exhibit spaces are available, but limited. Exhibitors pay costs of tables and other needs. Contact BAAM for more information or see Commercial Display Submission Form.  Submission does not guarantee space.


Scope of BAAM Convention


BAAM features from all areas of behavioral psychology including basic research, application, historical/conceptual/theoretical analysis, and professional development. Submissions to BAAM should be on topics related directly to the science and practice of behavior analysis, and should be consistent with BAAM's Statement of Purpose.  Submission from other areas are considered if they are consistent with BAAM's main themes, or provide information of direct and significant relevance to behavior analysis science and practice.


 All submissions will be reviewed for quality and consistency with BAAM's principles. Acceptance or rejection is at the sole discretion of BAAM.



Audio Visual


BAAM will supply only an LCD projector. DVD players, televisions, other types of video players, overhead projectors, and other equipment are the responsibility of the presenter. If you need such equipment, please contact BAAM to assist with arrangements, or bring your own. You may be charged a rental fee. Please bring your own computer. BAAM does not supply computers for presenters. If your presentation requires sound, BAAM can provide sound reinforcement. But, consider bringing your own portable speaker. Please check if you need a display adaptor. All Macintosh computers require an adaptor to connect to display equipment, as do iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Some PCs require adaptors as well.



Continuing Education


The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan provides a variety of Continuing Education Units including BACB Type-II CEUs. Please note that the availability of CEUs for any particular session depends on a number of factors, and may require that the presenter have certain qualifications or credentials, and submit required paperwork.



BAAM Statement of Purpose


The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills.



Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197