So… you missed out.
On April 24th, 2017 over 85 behavior analysts gathered from around the world (online) and in-person in Edison, New Jersey, USA to talk about the past, present, and most importantly the future of behavior analysis. Here’s what was covered by each member of the team:
What I Learned While Working with Adolescents and Adults with Autism
Diving Into the Trenches: How to Proceed Into New Areas of Practice
Jewels of the Past: A Brief History of Invention from the Science of Behavior Analysis
A Little BA Goes a Long Way!
A Behavior Analytic Approach to Ethics and Innovation of Behavioral Technology
How Do You Go Into Another Field and Maintain Your Behavioral Soul?
I made a last-minute shift to the online production component of our event. With over 60 people attending via a Livestream there was a lot to handle the day of the event. Here are a few snapshots:
We included interactive components that had people from 20 states across the United States, 3 provinces in Canada, France, Ireland, and New Zealand all working on identifying and creating starting places to begin expanding their skill sets beyond their current levels.
So what's next?
The ABAI's Annual Convention
Many of us are going to be at the Association for Behavior Analysis International‘s (ABAI’s) annual convention in Denver, Co this May 25th-29th.
I’ll be there- let’s connect beforehand via text so we can arrange a meet up while there: 775.482.4112. I will be working around the clock to connect with everyone that we can as well as keep all over social media. I plan on doing a daily vlog-style video, which you can find at the channel below by clicking the link and subscribing to updates:
Most conferences or professional events deliver their value upfront as a one-time event. Although that’s the standard, we’re interested in continuing the discussion and creating more value for everyone that joined the event. We’ve moved all 85 attendees plus the presenters into a Slack.com team. (www.nextgenrevolutionsummit.com is not created by, affiliated with, or supported by Slack Technologies, Inc. To learn more read Slack's Policies.) Currently this is a closed group to those who participated in the event, but we're figuring out how to get more involved and will be announcing that in the near future.
Here’s a snapshot of what sort of discussions we have going on currently:
To the Onlookers and Copy Cat Artists
We see you – don’t be afraid to reach out and collaborate. We’ll probably all benefit from it anyhow ;)
New Facebook groups inspired: 2
Blog posts inspired from alternative media sources: 4
I’m sure there’s more coming, and it’s nice to see these things happening and correlate so closely to the things that we’ve published and spoken on behalf of ;)
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