APBS 2017 is Now Over
The 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is now over. Thanks to all conference staff, volunteers, and everyone else who made this year's conference in Denver a success! Next year's conference will be in San Diego, March 28-31, 2018. The Call for Papers for next year's conference will open mid-June 2017. We are still accepting presentations to post on this year's conference website and mobile app. If you presented this year in Denver and would like to post your presentation files, please attach them to an email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations sent after Friday, February 24th should be available on the web and in the mobile app by the end of this week. Thanks to all presenters and attendees for making this year's conference in Denver a success!
14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support Underway!
The 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is underway at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado! On Thusday morning, March 1, 2017, outgoing APBS President Heather Peshak George welcomed over 1700 attendees to this years conference. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper then welcomed attendees. Governor Hickenlooper set the tone for the APBS Annual Conference with his opening comments that emphasized the increasing awareness of the importance of social, emotional and behavioral health in not just our nation, but across the globe. He expressed to attendees that Positive Behavior Support (and in particular APBS) provides hope for the future. The opening session ended with V. Mark Durand's inspiring Keynote address, An Optimistic Approach to Helping Students with Challenging Behaviors.
(Pictured left-to-right: APBS Executive Director Tim Knoster, Outgoing APBS President Heather Peshak George, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper)
APBS 2017 Final Agenda Book Now Available
A final version of the Agenda Book for the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is now available for download from the APBS 2017 conference agenda page here!. The APBS 2017 Agenda Book contains brief descriptions of pre- and post-conference workshops and presentation sessions, along with session time and location. Use the Agenda Book to plan your experience at the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, March 1-4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado!
APBS 2017 Call for Papers Closed
The Fourteenth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support Call for Papers is now closed. Deadline for receipt of proposals this year was September 9, 2016. If your presentation proposal is selected for APBS 2017, you will be notified in late October. Please consult the section entitled "Important Dates for APBS 2017" on the Call for Papers page for important information and dates related to presentations at APBS 2017
APBS 2017 Keynote Speaker Announced
APBS is pleased to announce that V. Mark Durand, Ph.D. will deliver the Keynote address at the Fourteenth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in Denver, Colorado, March 1-4, 2017. V. Mark Durand is known worldwide as an authority in the area of autism spectrum disorder. He is the interim Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America and was co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. Read more about V. Mark Durand here.