36th Annual International PIBBA Conference


June 25-29, 2017


Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Pohnpei Chapter

The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

PIBBA Conference Chair:

Senator Shelten G. Neth, President, PIBBA International

.... For information, e-mail Senator Neth at chairman@mail.fm or pibba.international@gmail.com

. Download Registration Form
Download Presentation Form

Download Exhibit Form

Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet

Download Pioneer of the Year Packet

We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, you must make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2017 to July 8, 2017. The travel must also be completed by July 8, 2017. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1705.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Snapshots of last year's 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference

PIBBA 2013 Conference

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Monday, 27 June 2016

PIBBA Conference Media Coverage

Press releases on the 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference were published in PDN and The Post. News coverage was provided by The Post and KUAM. The URLs on the coverage are listed below:

The Post Coverage:

*Article titled, “Conference tackles classroom diversity, indigenous language”, URL: www.postguam.com/news/local/conference-tackels-classroom-diversity-indigenous-language/article_13b0a396-2bb7-11e6-a0fc-afa669b6e744.html

*Article titled, “Bilingual conference on Chamorro”, URL: www.postguam.com/news/local/bilingual-conference-on-chamorro/article_4379e810-2d53-11e6-917b-d305dff30fdc.html 

KUAM Coverage:

Story titled, “Conference perpetuates indigenous Pacific languages”, URL: www.kuam.com/story/32150399/2016/06/06/conference-perpetuates-indigenous-pacific-languages

Congratulations PIBBA Guam TOY and POY!

Congratulations to this year's Indigenous Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Pioneer of the Year (POY)!  Joey Leon Guerrero was selected for the prestigious 2016 TOY and Joey Franquez was selected for the distinguished 2016 POY.  Leon Guerrero and Franquez both serve as Chamorro teachers for the Guam Department of Education.  They were also instrumental in chairing various activities for this year’s 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference.  In addition, Franquez composed the music to the PIBBA Song lyrics written by Peter R. Onedera, former PIBBA International President.  

PIBBA Guam Indigenous Teachers of the Year URL:  http://pibbaguamindigenousteachers.blogspot.com

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Leon Guerrero Named 2016 Indigenous TOY

Joey Leon Guerrero
2016 PIBBA Guam Indigenous Teacher of the Year

PIBBA Guam Indigenous Pioneers of the Year URL:

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Franquez Named 2016 Indigenous POY

Joey Franquez
2016 PIBBA Indigenous Pioneer of the Year