ACBS World Conference 16 - Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 24-29, 2018

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This event has concluded. Please join us in June 2019 in Dublin, Ireland or July 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Handouts and Powerpoints from World Conference 16 can be found here.

What is the World Conference?

Register your interest in the conference here and we'll send you notifications when things like Call for Submissions, Registration, and the program are available.

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The World Conference brings together clinicians and researchers to present cutting-edge research in, among other modalities, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Frame Theory (RFT), and Contextual Behavioral Science, as well as experienced trainers to lead experiential workshops so that you can learn how to better serve your clients. 

The World Conference welcomes psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, drug counselors, health researchers, language researchers, behavior analysts, teachers, organizational psychologists, students and more.... Anyone in a similarly related helping or research field is invited to attend.

Registration in the full conference includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, open access to workshops, research symposia, posters, panel discussions, plenary sessions with CBS researchers and practitioners, and our IGNITE sessions.



The final program is now available. Check it out!

Conference Highlights

  • Confirmed Speakers: Lisa Coyne, Susan David, lore dickey, Sue Johnson, Christopher Martell, Nanni Presti, Peter Turchin, Robert Whelan, Jonathan Tarbox, Louis Lefebvre, and Sarah Cassidy
  • A great venue in downtown Montréal, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth II, for networking & fostering local and international collaboration
  • Lunches and coffee/tea are included so that you have more time to network
  • Workshops, Workshops, Workshops. Half-day workshops are included (no extra charge), with your conference registration. These 30+ workshops are one-of-a-kind learning opportunities.