About Pac Rim

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Essential Definitions

Deep—of penetrating intellect, extending far from some surface or area, characterized by profundity of feeling or quality

Impact—the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology the force of impression of one thing on another; a significant or major effect

The 2015 conference theme is Deep Impact.  Recognizing our shared responsibility, how can we strengthen the positive impact we already have on our communities, regions, and countries and in the world? By attending the conference, you will be part of a wide network of individuals and communities who strive to make a positive difference in the world for our hundreds of millions of fellow human beings who just want a shot at living to their own full potential.  Be there and share your brilliance with the world.

ENGAGE

Take your first steps to the islands by submitting a call for proposal. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and enthusiasm. Then join us in Waikiki, Hawaii, May 18 & 19, 2015.

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 2015, 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.