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Phi Beta Delta
Friday-Saturday: June 2-3, 2017
Long Beach, California


     We welcome you all to attend, present and engage at our 31st Annual International Conference at the beautiful city of Long Beach. This is a city known for its beauty and creativity. We are honored and fortunate to have the conference venue where the society originated at California State University, Long Beach. Phi Beta Delta was founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986, and was established as an organization in 1987 under the leadership of Edward Blankenship and Karl W. E. Anatol to focus on international education, exchange and celebrate internationalization at the campuses. It then spread across the country, outreaching institutions of higher learning at a global scale.

     The theme of this year’s conference is Building Partnerships for Global Learning. We invite interested participants to submit papers and posters. There are many awards for best student poster/paper and faculty/staff paper and poster awards, details of which will be provided soon.

Hosted By: Alpha Chapter, California State University, Long Beach

     California State University, Long Beach is the third largest campus of the 23-school California State University system. The university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County.

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Picture of Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach

     CSU Long Beach was established in 1949 by California Governor Earl Warren, to serve the rapidly expanding post-World War II population of Orange and Southern Los Angeles counties. Since then, CSULB has grown to become one of the state's largest universities. The campus spans 323 acres across 84 buildings, and is located 3 miles (5 km) from the Pacific Ocean.

     The university offers 81 different Bachelor's degrees, 65 types of Master's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees, as well as 17 different teaching credentials.

     The city of Long Beach is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan statistical area in Southern California along the Pacific coast. The city has a Mediterranean climate and summer season, with breezy, low cloud and foggy like weather. The city has been designated as the “Aquatic capital of America” due to its weather, ideal off-shore sailing waters, a diverse population attracted to the beach and water sports. The city is also home to the famous Aquarium of the Pacific which is located on Rainbow Harbor. It is surrounded by shoreline village and the famous RMS Queen Mary which is a 1936 retired ocean liner docked now at Long Beach.

     The city is home to the second busiest container port in the US. Long Beach has a large and diversified manufacturing base in the areas of oil, aircraft production, car parts, and electronics and home furnishings. The neighboring Orange County is a prosperous county with a dominance of the FIRE sector industries i.e. finance, insurance and real estate.

     Long Beach provides a unique consumption landscape. There are plenty of varied retailers situated between North Long Beach and Belmont Shore that provides an excellent shopping experience. The city has many attractions in the areas of art, music and theater. The Long Beach Museum of Art, The University Art museum on the California State campus, and the Pacific Art Ethnic Art Museum are many of the attractions. The city is popular for its street art, and holds its monthly art festivals where artists exhibit in street galleries. For music lovers there are several attractions such as the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Long Beach Symphony and Long Beach Opera amongst many others. The city is also home to many creative activities like theaters such as the Musical Theater West, Long Beach Play House and Long Beach Shakespeare Company.

     Long Beach is also a place to experience and celebrate the historically preserved Rancho Los Alamitos. This is the traditional birth place of the native people and depicts the evolution of the historic place. The historic site includes the village and restored the ranch barnyard which provides a glimpse into history and culture.

     If you want to explore the city of Long Beach, please visit

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