2013: Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) "Conceptual Issues in a Science of Behavior from Watson to Skinner"
2013 Special Guest Speaker: Edward K. Morris (University of Kansas) "History of Applied Behavior Analysis: Its Founding Publications"
2012: W. David Pierce (University of Alberta) "Activity Anorexia: Participation of Neuroendocrine Responses in Food-Related Contingencies"
2012 Special Guest Speaker: Stephen
T. Higgins (University of Vermont) "Financial Incentives for Smoking
Cessation Among Pregnant and Newly Postpartum Women"
2011: Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University) "Dream Chasers"
Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University) "Five Pillars of
Professionalism: Infrastructure, Evidence, Ethics, Excellence, and
Esprit de Corps"
C. Shane (Harvard University) "Using Technology to
Educate Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Do Professionals
Get a Passing Grade?"
Michael (Western Michigan University) "Motivating Operations:
The Current Approach"
2007: Joseph E. Morrow (Applied Behavior Consultants,
Sacramento, CA;Sacramento State University, Emeritus) "Spreading
the Word Through Peaks and Valleys."
2006: Murray Sidman (Northeastern University, Emeritus) "Why
Isn't Everybody Like Us?"
2005: A. Charles Catania (University of Maryland, Baltimore
County) "Words and Other Behavior"
2004: Brian Iwata (University of Florida) "What
Descriptive Approaches to Behavioral Assessment Don't Tell Us
About Behavioral Function".
2003: Patrick Friman (Boys and Girls Town) "Refutation
of the Interpretation of Routine Child Behavior Problems as Psychopathology:
A Massive Opportunity for Behavior Analysis"
2002: Kurt Salzinger (American Psychological Association
Executive Director for Science) "Behavior Analysis of Bureacratic
2001: (Basic Keynote) James Woods (University
of Michigan) "Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Abuse:
Recent Findings and Their Implications for Basic and Applied
2001: (Applied Keynote): Stephen C. Luce (Shankman Orthogenic
School) "Disseminating Applied Behavior Analysis for Young
Children with Autism: Recognizing Red Flags and Preventing Organized
Efforts to Discredit."
2000: Elliott Valenstein (University of Michigan) "A
Critique of Current Biochemical Theories of Mental Illness"
1999: Gina Green (New England Center for Children) "Evaluating
Claims about Treatments for Autism"
1995: Robyn Dawes (Carnegie Mellon University) "Psychological
Practice:The Necessity of Evaluating What Practitioners Actually
1994: Mark Sundberg (Behavior Analysts, Inc. Danville,
CA) "Facilitated Communication: What Are The Issues and
What Are the Alternatives?"
1993: Donald M. Baer (University of Kansas) "The
Practitioners, Researchers, and Theorists of Behavior Analysis"
1992: Thomas F. Gilbert (Performance Engineering Group)"
Dramatic Improvements in Human Performance"
1991: Stephen Graf (Youngstown State University) "Charting
Behavior and the World"
1990: Richard W. Malott, Satoru Shimanune, Maria Emma
Malott, (Western Michigan University) "Rule-Governed Behavior,
Organizational Behavior, and Human Services"
1989: Jack Michael (Western Michigan University) "Remote
Contingencies, Verbal Behavior, and Common Sense"
1988: Elsie M. Pinkston (University of Chicago)"
Behavioral Treatment of Families Across Generations"
1987: James G. Holland (University of Pittsburgh) "Behaviorism
and the Future Society"