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Agenda

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:00am - Registration

8:30am - Welcome

8:45-10:15am - Keynote Address

10:15-10:30am - Break

10:30am-12:30pm - Concurrent Sessions A, B, and C

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - Concurrent Sessions D and E

3:30-4:00pm - Break

4:00-6:00pm - Degree in Behavioural Psychology Poster Gala

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30am - Registration

8:50am - Welcome

9:00-10:30am - Morning Workshop

10:30-10:45am - Break

10:45am-12:00pm - Morning Workshop continued

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch

1:00-2:30pm - Afternoon Workshop

2:30-2:45pm - Break

2:45-4:00pm - Afternoon Workshop continued

4:00pm - Closing Remarks


We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017

Keynote Address

 

ACHIEVING SKINNER’S VISION FOR THE SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR: OBSTACLES AND SOLUTIONS

 

Abstract: As early as 1938, in his book Behavior of Organisms, B.F. Skinner envisioned a science of behaviour applicable to the entire world.  He later referred to this as a “technology of behaviour” and frequently discussed large-scale social issues such as pollution, nuclear war, and education.  To Skinner, the science of behaviour applied to every aspect of behaviour in its full complexity.  Today, 79 years later, we have not come close to fulfilling Skinner’s vision for the world.  In this presentation, we will explore the current state of this “technology”, potential obstacles to implementation, and solutions to more greatly fulfill the promise of global behaviour change for the betterment of humanity.

Dr. Todd Ward 

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is President of bSci21Media, LLC, which owns the popular website Behavioral Science in the 21st Century.  The site aims to disseminate the science of behavior to the public in an accessible, non-academic, format, and provides continuing education, web design, writing, and entrepreneurial consulting to behavior analysts.  He is also a partner at Enso Social Labs and Director of Media, Branding, and Public Relations for the company, which creates sustainable and profitable social change through evidence-based technological and social innovation. 

Dr. Ward received his PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013 and specializes in Organizational Behavior Management, Behavioral Systems Analysis, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and ABA therapy for adults and children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.  He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior & Social Issues.  He was previously the Faculty Director of Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas and has supervised front line staff delivering ABA services in residential, community, school, and in-home settings. Dr. Ward can be reached at todd.ward@bsci21.org

In addition to this conference many of our students, staff, and community partners are a part of our applied research in behavioural sciences - CEBRIC. For more information on CEBRIC, please click here.