Pac Rim Call for Proposals

Pac Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

The 2018 Pacific Rim Call for Proposals is now open!

Pac Rim has been bringing people together for more than 30 years. And Pac Rim 2019 is no exception. We want individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, researchers, educators, employers, deep thinkers, change agents, policy makers and entrepreneurs to join us in March 2019. Only by coming together and sharing can we offer individuals with disabilities a better future.

We are in living in a time that is both turbulent and full of promise. In Pac Rim we intend to focus on the promise side. We have chosen four theme areas: Education; Employment; Accessibility; and Health and Wellbeing.

We will have three issues across these themes: Building Interdisciplinary Teams; Social Emotional Development; and Transitions.

We need your help to deliver. We want each Pac Rim participant to return home with things not only to think about, but to act on. So, we want lots of emphasis on the “how side” in presentations. We want presenters to address transition points, because that where the biggest challenges surface. We want presenters to share what they know and have experienced about self-determination. And, we want presenters to illustrate how data and data sharing make a powerful case for bringing about needed change and competent decision making in any setting, but especially in an interagency context.

Under each of our themes we pose several questions. If you have answers to any of our questions we want to hear from you. You may decide to propose a presentation, a workshop, a free-standing institute, or a keynote address or a keynote speaker. Please send your suggestions to Dr. Patricia Morrissey, morrissp@hawaii.edu.

Please Note: Presenters are required to register for the conference. Accepted presenters are responsible for their own transportation and registration costs to the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity.

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