Phi Beta Delta



Online Web Conference
Tuesday - Wednesday: May 23rd to May 24, 2023
Theme: Global Learning and Scholarship: Cultivating Community, Connection, and Collaboration Across Disciplines and Institutions

Conference Registration (May 23 - May 24)
Student Individual Chapter Deadline
Early Bird $20 $100 $450 May 7, 2023
Regular $30 $150 $500 May 23, 2022

Please note: Please note: Regular registration ends May 23rd at 7 A.M. (PST). Paper, session, and poster presenters must pay either the individual or student conference registration fee as appropriate to their position.

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

You are invited to participate in the 2023 Phi Beta Delta National Online Conference by submitting a paper, session (e.g., a panel), or poster abstract under the theme, “Global Learning and Scholarship: Cultivating Community, Connection, and Collaboration Across Disciplines and Institutions.” Participants will present their papers and posters online and engage with a broadly dispersed audience via Zoom (videoconferencing and screen sharing technology). Specific guidelines for posters will be available upon request.

We invite you to explore new and innovative avenues of global teaching and learning, with a special focus on collaboration 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 2023 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 21, 5 p.m. PST
  • Poster abstracts (300-500 words): April 21, 5 p.m. PST

For the 2023 conference, the PBD Board and the Conference Planning Committee seek to showcase theory, research, and application of innovative approaches to building global community, connecting individuals, and collaborating within and between disciplines, institutions, and organizations. Although not an exhaustive list, the following topics help identify potential focus areas and efforts to address global challenges. You are invited to submit proposals appropriate to the theme and focus areas below as you find relevant.

  • Emerging Opportunities and Practices in Global Learning and Scholarship
  • Advancing Student Voices in Global Spaces
  • Post-Pandemic’ Global Initiatives
  • Developing Human Connections
  • Collaboration within Global Learning and Scholarship
  • Promoting and Communicating Global Initiatives on Campus
  • Exchange of Students, Faculty, Staff, and Other Individuals or Groups
  • Promoting Intercultural Initiatives (On and Off Campus)
  • Advancing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
  • Critique of Global Learning Initiatives and Approaches to Scholarship
  • Use of Technology within Global Learning and Scholarship
Click Here to open 2023 Call For Proposals Form