You are here
About Pac Rim
You are cordially invited to be a part of the 30th Anniversary of the Pacific Rim International Conference
Learn from Yesterday. Live for Today. Envision Tomorrow
The Pacific Rim international Conference on Disability and Diversity is celebrating its 30 anniversary in 2014! It seems just like yesterday that Robert Stodden “snail” mailed and called a few of his friends to fly to Hawaii for an academic gathering.
Now, thirty years later, we have international colleagues and friends connecting 24/7 using multi-media and virtual reality. At our core we are still an academic conference but we have evolved to be so much more – our organizer likes to call it the ‘Peoples Conference.’
The Pacific Rim international Conference on Disability and Diversity is a welcoming place that celebrates the human experience in the context of disability and diversity. The two-day conference is where innovation and research meet social action. New ideas percolate. Friendships blossom. Change occurs.
Join 1200 of your friends and colleagues May 19-20, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you decide to extend your stay in the islands we have a variety of exciting pre- and post- conference activities, guaranteed to inspire. We are committed to enhancing your conference experience and ensuring that you walk away informed, energized and committed.
Sign up now for your 2014 Pacific Rim international Conference on Disability and Diversity Conference ED-venture.
About the Conference
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.
In 2014, new topic areas will promote thoughtful discussion and suggest new ways to integrate education, technology, advocacy, activism and interdisciplinary research. We all strive to strengthen communities and enhance the lives of all human beings. Together, we can harness the tremendous synergy generated by the intermingling and cross-fertilization of diverse perspectives, and ‘spread the word’ as we continue our professional and personal life journey.
Take your first steps to the islands by visiting the website: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm. Then join us in Waikiki, Hawaii, May 19-20, 2014.