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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: Registration is now open!

Date: 9 October 2017 to 11 October 2017

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

About Pac Rim

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

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Pacific Rim International Conference is an annual conference for social change enthusiasts. The conference brings together civil society stakeholders, policy, experts, government leaders, academics, researchers and disability and diversity advocates.

Every year, the conference is jam packed with exciting and delectable events. From workshops to lectures to presentations and talent defying poster presentations, you will have many opportunities to meet new people, showcase your programs and share your expertise with colleagues. Stay tuned for keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

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Registration Questions: please contact Charmaine Crockett at (808) 956-7539 or

Submit an abstract

Submissions will be considered for poster presentations, 30-minute topical presentations, storytelling sessions, 60-minute breakout presentations, 90-minute seminar/colloquium, and 120-minute interactive workshops. Space is limited so each submission will be evaluated for content and relevance by a review committee.

Each proposal can be submitted under only ONE topic area and must include an abstract synopsis of 50 words or less. The abstract synopsis will be included in the participant program if the proposal is accepted.

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