If you would like to submit an ACT-related professional training or community event for this page, please email acbsontario@gmail.com the title, a brief description, and an image for the post. Other events that do not fit within this category can be posted on our facebook page. 


Welcome to Half-Baked!


What it is:

Half-Baked is a space for ACBS students, clinicians and researchers to bring forward ideas or works-in-progress in a safe, supportive community with the opportunity to receive feedback, support, and new ideas related to ongoing projects.

Who this is for:

Anyone. More specifically, ACBS members, experienced and new-to-the-field alike, who are looking to contribute to a growing and enthusiastic community by connecting with like-minded professionals to discuss new ideas and new applications of old ideas in ACT in a safe, non-judgemental environment.



We are looking for incomplete and imperfect! Do not worry about being judged! The aim is to discuss rough and unpolished ideas in a safe, supportive environment. The feedback, discussion and ideas generated will benefit everyone!


What you need:

  1. An incomplete (half-baked) idea for a presentation, workshop, paper or worksheet

  2. Personal and professional experience

  3. A love for behavioural sciences

  4. An open mind


The Details:

No cost

Monday June 22, 2020

7:00pm – 8:00pm

3-4 ideas - 15-20 minutes per idea (pre-register)

5-10 mins to discuss idea

5-10 mins for feedback and discussion


Please contact acbsontario@gmail.com to confirm your attendance, request a timeslot, or for questions or concerns.

Come share your love for ACT with this exciting and enthusiastic community!


An online training opportunity to help master case conceptualization with ACT. Guest experts in the past have included Steven Hayes and Lisa Coyne. Stay tuned for future events. Tune in through Zoom.

Next Event: TBD



 July 14-20, 2020


For more information on the conference:


This year, the deadlines for submissions to ACBS are as follows:


  • February 15 for oral submissions (including symposia, papers, panels, ignites, and workshops)

  •  March 20 for posters


For more information, see: https://contextualscience.org/WC2020_call_for_submissions


If you are submitting an oral presentation or a poster to the ACBS program committee, you may want to submit it to Ontario ACBS to be considered for sponsorship by the Ontario Chapter. Chapter sponsorship can increase the likelihood that your application to the WorldCon program committee will be accepted and it means that your presentation will be identified as Ontario sponsored on the program. Please keep in mind that you can opt out of this process and send your proposals to ACBS directly without chapter sponsorship – many of our members have had their work accepted this way. 


If you are interested in chapter sponsorship, please send your submissions to Ontario ACBS at acbsontario@gmail.com.  We need to receive oral presentation submissions by FEBRUARY 1 and poster submissions by MARCH 6.


Criteria for Chapter Sponsorship:

The first author needs to be a current member of ACBS and our chapter (if 1st and 2nd authors are equivalent, as in a co-presented workshop, we will consider the entry).


Please submit a title, abstract, names and affiliations of authors/presenters. Note in your application which of the authors are Ontario ACBS members. Please also note if you are submitting this work to another chapter (e.g., Quebec chapter) or SIG for sponsorship; we will coordinate our results with other chapters and SIGS when possible in order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to be chapter or SIG sponsored. 


Before submitting, be sure to review the ACBS requirements: https://contextualscience.org/WC2020_call_for_submissions


Process for Deciding Sponsorship:

Your submission will be reviewed by a committee established by the Ontario ACBS chapter to review all applications. 


Please note that the submission process has gotten more competitive each year and ACBS has advised us that we can only sponsor a few stand-out submissions. We look forward to receiving your excellent Ontario-proud submissions! 


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