Phi Beta Delta



Online Web Conference
Monday - Tuesday: May 23rd and May 24, 2022
Theme: Collaborative Resilience: Recreating Global Pathways

Registration (Fees in US Dollars) Individual Chapter Deadline
Early Bird $60 $350 April 15, 2022
Regular $75 $375 May 23, 2022

Please see below for details regarding the 36th Annual PBD Conference. We look forward to gathering online to connect with our members via the 2022 web conference.

Conference Date/Time:

The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is pleased to announce that the 2022 PBD Conference will be offered via Zoom on Monday - Tuesday: May 23rd and May 24, 2022 during the following time blocks:

  • Pacific: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mountain: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Central: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Eastern: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Conference Online Access/Viewing:

PBD members are invited to register for the conference and attend the complete conference or specific segments of interest, as convenient. Please contact your PBD Chapter Coordinator for details about a campus viewing, or refer to the email shared by PBD headquarters for individual login instructions.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrea Thomas

Topic: Pieces to the Puzzle: The Role we play in Global Collaboration

Abstract: Dr. Andrea Thomas is a leader in virtual exchange with an outstanding track record for delivering transformative results to build and scale international programming in higher education. Disruptor and change agent, Andrea has worked with 45 universities globally as an institutional mentor to design effective programming for digital community and international peer to peer learning though for Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

Andrea was the Senior International Officer (SIO) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Farmingdale State College and a Fellow for the Association of International Educators Administrators (AIEA) in 2019. She has worked with the American Council on Education (ACE) and The SUNY COIL Center on initiatives in Virtual Exchange. Andrea began her career at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) where she focused on Ethics and operations within international development. She earned a Doctorate at the University of Southern California (USC), Rossier School of Education where she studied Global Education Leadership and Administration with rotations in Hong Kong, Finland and Qatar. Andrea is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from the Kyrgyz Republic and speaks Russian, Kyrgyz, and Spanish languages. She has lived and worked in Central Asia, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America.