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Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI 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.


We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be given a special discount. However, you must present your conference registration form and make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2018 to July 6, 2018. The travel must also be completed by July 6, 2018. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1805. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

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