2016 Phi Beta Delta Conference

30th Annual International Conference on the State of Global Learning: Competency, Capacity and Commitment

June 3 and 4, 2016

(Overlapping with the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2016 Conference)

Denver, Colorado

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars will hold its 2016 Conference in Denver, Colorado, June 3-4, 2016. For the first time the Society will hold its conference in collaboration with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The NAFSA conference will be held from May 29 - June 3. The Phi Beta Delta Conference will be held on June 3 and 4. NAFSA and Phi Beta Delta conferences will overlap on June 3, with Phi Beta Delta incorporating the NAFSA plenary into its conference program.

In anticipation of an overlap of conference goers, and in recognition that many NAFSA members are also Phi Beta Delta members, Phi Beta Delta will utilize NAFSA's registration management system for its conference. This is planned to supplement the NAFSA Annual Conference, allowing Phi Beta Delta presenters to attend both conferences at a reduced rate or to focus on our two day conference only.

Conference Hotel: To Be announced

Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)

State of Global Learning: Competency, Capacity and Commitment

  • Competency
    • High Impact Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities
    • Innovative Teaching and Training Models
    • Encouraging Increased Language Learning and Area Studies
    • Role of International Faculty and Students in diversifying the campuses
  • Capacity
    • Growth through International Partnerships and Collaboration
    • Creative Fundraising for Curriculum Development and Study Abroad
    • Cooperative International Research
  • Commitment
    • Comprehensive Internationalization: Challenges and Successes
    • Connecting International Education and Research to Employability
    • Managing Strategic Change in the International Campus Environment

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The City and County of Denver is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2014, Denver is also the most populous county in Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States.[9] The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

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