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Next Gen Revolution Summit: Online & New Jersey

  • Pines Manor 2085 New Jersey 27 Edison, NJ, 08817 United States (map)

1 Day Online/In-Person Summit

Behavior analysis is in a unique position to inform just about every problem in the world. Saving the world with behavior analysis has always been in the dreams of behavior analysts. There's plenty of success stories to praise, but there's still an immense number of possibilities for the science of behavior to contribute to meaningful and real-world solutions. This one-day event is designed to empower behavior analysts and like-minded professionals to create and begin working towards their vision of a novel and need service, tool, or product informed by the mother of all sciences - Behavior Analysis! 

Upon registration you select if you would like to attend in-person or via livestream the day of the event.

Presenters

We are creators that want you to build the next generation of solutions that expand the human potential... What will you create?

The presenters were lucky enough to meet in some interesting ways over the last two years and all identified a shared interest in the amazing possibilities that a science of behavior analysis has to offer the world and ourselves. We wanted to create a space and time for behavior analyst to focus on that goal of “saving the world with behavior analysis.” This event will empower the people of the world to create beautiful and impactful applications founded upon the field of behavior analysis.

Peter Gerhardt, EdD

Peter Gerhardt, EdD

Peter Gerhardt, EdD

Affiliation: Executive Director, The EPIC School, Paramus, NJ

Years of Experience: 37 Years

Where is the most need for behavioral science? 

Leading up to today we have seen a near exponential growth in professional interest and practice in ABA that roughly coincides with the significant increase in autism diagnoses. That, in and of itself, has been exciting. Now, however, it is time to push the proverbial envelope. One one hand ABA needs to look back to our roots and refocus our efforts on truly significant behavior change (B, W. & R) while we look toward the future and bring our science out of the classroom and the clinic and into the community. We are, after all, APPLIED Behavior Analysis an not the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

CLICK HERE for Peter Gerhardt's Full Infographic


Mark Malady, MS, BCBA

Mark Malady, MS, BCBA

Mark Malady, MS, BCBA

Affiliation: Co-Founder, Institute of Meangingful Instrcution, LLC, Reno, NV

Years of Experience: 10 Years

Where is the most need for behavioral science? 

A crucial component to an integrative part of our treatment approach of the future is including the behavior of the practitioner and teaching data-based decision making and single subject design to multiple disciplines and consumer bases.

CLICK HERE for Mark Malady's Full Infographic


Melissa Engasser, MS, BCBA

Melissa Engasser, MS, BCBA

Melissa Engasser, MS, BCBA

Affiliation: Founder and Clinical Director- The Bedrock Clinic & Research Center, Inc.

Years of Experience: 16 Years

Where is the most need for behavioral science? 

Though ABA can help in many areas where humans are struggling, I believe that addiction is the next subgroup that need our help. This is an area that is personal to me, as I have had people suffering with addiction in my life since I was a teenager. People are dying all across the country and those that receive treatment are still at high percentages of relapse, due to the lack of effectiveness of 12-step programs and others alike. I firmly believe that we can help save lives by devising treatment through a behavior analytic framework.

CLICK HERE for Melissa Engasser's Full Infographic


Tom Buqo, BA

Tom Buqo, BA

Tom Buqo, BA

Affiliation: Hofstra University, Doctoral Student

Years of Experience: 6.5 Years

Where is the most need for behavioral science? 

There's a number of areas that behavior analysis can influence effectively. To begin, I believe that the promotion of applied behavior science in the Veteran's Administration would allow for profound dissemination to the broader mental health community.

CLICK HERE for Tom Buqo's Full Infographic


Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA

Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA

Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA

Affiliation: Co-Founder, Institute of Meangingful Instrcution, LLC, Reno, NV

Years of Experience: 8 Years

Where is the most need for behavioral science? 

Behavior analysis has proven to be effective in a multitude of ways and all to varying degrees. After a journey of diving into the depths of behavior analytic research for 8 years with a colleague of mine I came to believe 2 things:  

  1. Our field really can "save the world," but we can't do it alone.
  2. We have to identify how to blend the technology of tools (e.g., hardware, software) with the technology of process (e.g., instructional design, behavior analytic principles, data analysis) to create systemic and scalable solutions to real-world problems.

The largest area of need for behavioral science is creating a platform that will allow behavior analysts to accomplish three things:

  1. Learn the skill sets required to successfully create systemic solutions that are scalable, marketable, and informed by the often unknown areas of behavior analysis that have proven to be so useful, but are rarely included in formal training programs. 
  2. Share their ideas and network with other fields to turn their ideas into finalized products and solutions. 
  3. Foster long-term patience, but short-term speed (i.e., motivate people to begin creating, but not so fast as to dilute the long-term vision of "saving the world."

CLICK HERE for Ryan O'Donnell's Full Infographic


What should You Expect?

We have planned the day so that each workshop flows with the workshop before it. We aim to build some historical context on fringe applications/technologies that many behavior analyst are not aware of from the depths of behavior analysis. The aim of intent is that each participant is more familiar with the nifty applications from the history of behavior analysis. We are limited on time so will only be able to go into a few that we believe most behavior analyst or students of the science of behavior analysis are not aware of, while the others will be shared on our website in the coming weeks and months.

The second presentation will focus on how behavior analytic technologies have become participatory members of mainstream applications embedded inside of other fields that many of us have experienced but may not see as behavioral technology.

Our third presentation will start to feel a little more like a workshop and will allow participants to identify push-in fields that they could contribute to in ways that allow them to build their skill sets but to also benefit a wider range of consumers outside of the reach of current mainstream behavior analysis.

Our fourth workshop will be completely interactive and will teach participants how to select markets that are ready for behavior analytic technologies. This will allow participants to identify their interest areas and select areas to make committed action plans to start working towards.

Our fifth workshop will return to our comfort zone as behavior analyst but focus on how a practitioner can use their current work site to build novel skill sets to prepare them to be more diverse practitioners.

Our sixth workshop will focus on an area that requires specialized training and how to hold onto behavior analytic routes when you start to integrate more formally with other fields.

Finally, we will wrap the day up with each participant making a brief video segment and written plan on how they will commit to expanding the reach of behavior analysis as an area of practice over the next months, years, and decades. 


Event Details and Continuing Education Units (Type 2)

  • 1 Interactive Day of Doing
  • 7 Presentation-Workshops
  • 6.5 BACB Continuing Education Units (Type-2) 
  • 1 Livestream available for those who would prefer to join online or can't make the travel to the physical location. We know there are competing events in everyone's life. Additionally, it's quite impactful on the environment to travel and attend an event, especially one that revolves around the theme of "Saving the world." As such, we've made sure that you can log in online and watch the events as they occur throughout the day. Each participant will also receive a recording of the event to access at later times - perfect if you're already committed when we're holding the live event, but still want to join the community and movement.Each presentation will also come along with materials that allow you to immediately use the skills and create your personal action plan for bringing behavior analysis to novel or non-traditional areas.
  • 1 Community - You know that conference high that you get after an amazing series of events that makes you feel like you can conquer any obstacle that you're running into in practice? We want to continue that through a number of ways (visit the site to learn how).

Contact Us

info@nextgenrevolutionsummit.com or call Ryan O'Donnell directly at 775.482.4112