Pac Rim History

The International Pacific Rim Conference (Pac Rim) on Disability & Diversity is widely recognized as one of the most “diverse gatherings” in the world. Pac Rim promotes perspectives that are responsive to diverse cultural and linguistic needs.  Participants represent disability; share the human experiences associated with disability; increase understanding through research and and best practice, and provide action plans to address social needs.

The agenda of each conference is shaped by community prirorites and showcases strategies using interdisciplinary research and best practices from the field and in the classroom. These are challenging times and our goal is to harness the tremendous efforts that are occurring independently and build a collective that empowers individuals with disabilities and invigorates those who serve.