Phi Beta Delta



Online Web Conference
Monday - Tuesday: May 24th and May 25, 2021
Theme: Moving Forward: The Future of Collaboration in Our Diverse World.

Fully online both days
PST 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MST 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CST 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
EST 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration (Fees in US Dollars) Individual Chapter Deadline
Early Bird $60 $350 April 9, 2021
Regular $75 $375 May 24, 2021

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

You are invited to participate in the 2021 Phi Beta Delta National Online Conference by submitting a paper, session (e.g., a panel), or poster abstract under the theme, “Moving Forward: The Future of Collaboration in our Diverse World.” Participants will present their papers and posters online and engage with a broadly dispersed audience via Zoom (videoconferencing and screen sharing technology).

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 2021 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): March 19th, 5 p.m. PST
  • Poster abstracts (300-500 words): March 19th, 5 p.m. PST

For the 2021 conference, the PBD Board seeks to showcase theory, research, and practice that exemplify innovative approaches to collaboration in our diverse and challenging world. All presentations will be considered for inclusion in the Phi Beta Delta Journal: International Research and Review or the associated publication: Proceedings of Phi Beta Delta. A description and guidelines for these publications can be found at: Phi Beta Delta - Honor Society for International Scholars. You can indicate a choice on the Call for Proposal form. You are invited to submit proposals appropriate to the focus areas listed below.

Suggested topics under the theme, “Moving Forward: The Future of Collaboration in our Diverse World”
  • The Role of:
    • Faculty - Innovative Approaches for a Diverse World: Curriculum, Methods, and Special Programs
    • Staff - Promoting and Enhancing International Education
    • Student Organizations - Promoting and Enhancing International Education and Understanding
  • Advancing International Collaboration through Technology
  • Promoting and Communicating Intercultural and International Education on Your Campus
  • Engaging Students in International Study Programs
  • Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Acquiring a Global Perspective through International Education
  • Moving Forward After COVID
  • The Use of International Scholars, Guest Speakers, and Community Resources to Enhance Global Learning
  • Global Learning Through Study Abroad Programs: Innovative Approaches
  • Emerging Practices in International Education

*Additional related topics are welcomed.*

Click Here to open 2021 Call For Proposals Form