Phi Beta Delta



Online Web Conference
Thursday - Friday: May 14th and May 15, 2020

Fully online both days
PST 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MST 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CST 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
EST 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Theme: International Education in Our Changing World

Registration (Fees in US Dollars) Individual Chapter Deadline
Early Bird $60 $350 April 3, 2020
Regular $75 $375 May 13, 2020

Call for Abstracts for Online Paper, Session, & Poster Presentations

You are invited to participate in the 2020 Phi Beta Delta National Conference by submitting a paper, session (e.g., a panel), or poster abstract under the theme, “International Education in Our Changing World”. A survey of our membership revealed that members were interested in alternative formats for our annual conferences. After thorough discussion, the Board voted unanimously at its November meeting to sponsor the 2020 conference FULLY ONLINE. Access to web conferencing technologies and cost savings to participants were major considerations in that decision. Participants will present their papers and posters online and engage with a broadly dispersed audience via Zoom (videoconferencing and screen sharing technology).

We invite you to explore new and innovative avenues of global teaching and learning as informed by theory, research, and practice. Please submit proposals that reflect the best practices in your field as they relate to international education.

PBD welcomes proposals from a diverse array of academic disciplines, presenters, and global perspectives, and from a variety of institutional and organizational types. Proposals with presenters from a single institution or multiple institutions will be considered equally. Specific focus areas have been identified for the 2020 conference (see below).

Phi Beta Delta was founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986. It is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.

Phi Beta Delta is an academic and professional society, unique because it is resolutely interdisciplinary and international. Its formal organization brought together numerous pre-existing internally-oriented campus groups.

Submission Deadlines:
  • Paper and session proposals (500-750 words): April 3, 2020, 5 p.m. PST
  • Poster abstracts (300-500 words): April 3, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

For the 2020 conference, the PBD Board seeks to showcase theory, research, and practice that exemplify innovative approaches to international education in a changing world. You are invited to submit proposals appropriate to the focus areas listed below.

Suggested topics under the theme, “International Education in Our Changing World”:
  • The Role of:
    • Faculty - Innovative Approaches for a Changing World: Curriculum, Methods, and Special Programs
    • Staff - Promoting and Enhancing International Education
    • Student Organizations - Promoting and Enhancing International Education
  • Advancing International Education through Technology
  • Promoting and Communicating International Education on Your Campus
  • Engaging Domestic Students in International Programs and Initiatives
  • Acquiring a Global Perspective through International Education
  • The Use of International Scholars, Guest Speakers, and Community Resources to Enhance Global Learning
  • Innovative Partnerships for International Education: Strategies and Lessons Learned
  • Global Learning Through Study Abroad Programs: Innovative Approaches
  • Emerging Practices in International Education

Click Here to open 2020 Call For Proposals Form