Phi Beta Delta



Friday-Saturday: May 31 - June 1st, 2019
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Theme: Innovative Strategies in Promoting Global Learning

Call for Presentation Proposals and Poster Abstracts
Due: 5 p.m. (EST), March 1st (Friday), 2019

The Phi Beta Delta (PBD) Board encourages you to play an active role in the upcoming national conference by submitting a paper proposal, session proposal, or poster abstract for the 2019 PBD Conference to be held at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The conference theme is “Innovative Strategies in Promoting Global Learning.”

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 2019 conference (see below).

Presentations and Posters will be considered for publication in the PBD journal, International Research and Review or the Proceedings of Phi Beta Delta. For more information, please click

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 Dates
  • • Paper and session proposals (500-700 words) are due
    • January 15th (Tuesday), 2019 (First call), and
    • March 1st (Friday), 2019 (Final call).
  • • Poster abstracts (400-500 words) are due March 1st (Friday), 2019.

Note: Professionals who submitted proposals prior to the deadline (3/1/2019) of the final call will be notified of the review result prior to the deadline (3/8/2019) of early-bird registration which is cheaper than other types of registration. See the “registration” page.

For the 2019 conference, the PBD Board seeks to showcase theory, research, and practice that exemplify innovative approaches to global learning. You are invited to submit proposals appropriate to the focus areas listed below.

Suggested topics under the theme, “Innovative Strategies in Promoting Global Learning” include:
    • The Role Of
      • Faculty in Promoting and Utilizing Innovative Approaches to Global Learning
      • Staff in Promoting and Enhancing Global Learning
      • The Use of Technology in Global Learning
      • Research in Global Learning and International Education
    • Creative Use of International Student Exchanges/Partnership Programs for Global Learning
    • The Use of International Scholars, Guest Speakers, and Community Resources to Strengthen Global Perspectives
    • Maximizing Student Associations/Cultural Organizations for Campus Internationalization and Global Learning
    • Innovative Partnerships for Global Learning: Strategies and Lessons Learned
    • Global Learning Through Study Abroad Programs: Innovative Approaches
    • Emerging Practices in International Education
    • Innovative Approaches to Global Issues in the Curriculum
Click Here to open 2019 Call For Proposals Form