32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
“From the Margins to the Center”
April 25 & 26, 2016
Honolulu, HI: Hawai‘i Convention Center
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 2016, 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.
The Pacific Rim International Conference program design is organized into three broad, thematic, areas. Please click on the areas below for more information on these themes:
Foundational Program Themes—This program area or theme refers to those topical areas in which the Center on Disability Studies traditionally has been or is currently engaged in through projects or activities under interdisciplinary training, research, advocacy or service. Learn more
Exploration Program Themes—This program area of the conference encompasses those topic areas not presently addressed through research or advocacy initiatives at the Center on Disability Studies yet prevail as salient issues important to our diverse communities. Learn more
Innovational Programmatic Themes—The Pacific Rim Conference planning team knows that as we enter the new millennium, the world is faced with massive challenges as well as opportunities to solve them. This programmatic area is interested in dynamic, creative ideas and sustainable solutions which can be adopted in a society or community, resulting in positive social changes.
Deadline for abstracts is 17th December 2015. For more information please go to: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/