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


(Paper Presentation and Poster Abstracts)
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Due to the number of inquiries we have had most recently, we are extending the deadline for submission of proposals for paper presentations and poster abstracts to March 15, 2017. This will give the Proposal Committee sufficient time to make our decisions.

The PBD Board encourages you to play an active role in the upcoming national conference by submitting a session or poster for the 2017 PBD Conference in Long Beach, California. The conference theme is “Building Partnerships for Global Learning.”

We invite you to explore new avenues of global learning through partnership development in international education. Faculty, staff and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals that reflect the best practices in their field as connected to international education, informed by theory, research, and practice.

PBD welcomes proposals from a diverse array of academic disciplines, presenters, and global perspectives, from various institutional and organizational types. Proposals with presenters from a single institution or multiple institutions will be considered equally. See below for specific focus areas for 2017.

Qualified papers will be considered for publication in the PBD journal, International Research and Review.

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.

For the 2017 Conference, the PBD Board encourages submission of proposals that address our focus areas listed below. We seek to showcase theory, research, and practice that exemplifies innovative, timely, and intellectually stimulating partnerships aimed to strengthen global understanding.

Suggested topics under the theme, Building Partnerships for Global Learning, include:

    • • The Role Of
      • Faculty Partnerships/Exchanges in Promoting Global Learning
      • Staff in Building International Connections
      • Technology in Global Partnerships
      • Research in Global Partnerships and International Education
    • • Creative Use of International Student Exchanges/Partnership Programs
    • • Positioning International Scholars and Guest Speakers for Strengthening Global Perspectives
    • • Maximizing International Student Associations/Cultural Organizations for Campus Internationalization
    • • Partnerships for Global Learning Made Easy: Strategies and Lessons Learned Through Study Abroad Programs
    • • Enhancing Internationalization of the Curriculum Through Global Relationships
    • • Emerging Practices in International Education and Global Partnerships
    • • Addressing Global Issues in International Education


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Paper Presentation Poster Presentation


Contact Author Details: ALL fields are required. Please use upper and lower case.

This form only allows for four authors. If you have more than four authors, please use the additional information box to provide details.

Co-Author #2 Details (Optional):

Co-Author #3 Details (Optional):

Co-Author #4 Details (Optional):

A. Title of Your Presentation (5-10 words only):

B. Brief description (maximum: 500 words) for the review committee and for the Conference program. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by 5 minutes of questions and comments.

Reminder: Please make sure you have a back-up copy of your abstract.

C. Media/Equipment to be provided:

Session rooms will be equipped with:

  1. PC with Windows, PowerPoint, Internet Browser
  2. Projector + Screen
  3. Internet Connection
  4. USB ports

I will use the equipment provided in the session room. (check box)

I will bring my own laptop and connect  to the projector:

Mac (Bring your own VGA adaptor)

D. Supplies to be provided for Poster Presentations

  1. Easel
  2. Poster Board (Tri-Fold Corrugate Display Board, 36" x 48", Black)
I will use the poster board and easel provided in the poster room.
I will bring my own poster board and use the easel provided in the poster room

E. Would you be willing to chair a session at the Symposium?

(Chairs will introduce presenters and keep presentations on schedule)

F. Comments:

G. Security Check:


NEW Submission Deadline: MARCH 15, 2017
You should receive your email confirmation within 24 hours.
Accepted proposals will be notified from MARCH 14-28, 2017

For more information regarding paper submissions, please contact:
Dr. Michael Smithee
Chair, PBD Proposal Committee, and PBD Board Member

If you did not receive the auto-reply email confirming your proposal submission, or, for any technical problem, please send an email to

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