Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity


“Being in Community”

April 29 & 30, 2013 • Honolulu, HI: Hawai‘i Convention Center

Call for Proposals Extended until January 18th, 2013


Please submit a proposal to one of the most diverse gatherings in the world. Be a part of the change in the world and participate in discussions, which will stimulate and invigorate your mind, body and soul. With over 1200 people expected, our conference has the advantage of harnessing the brilliance of people engaged in diverse disciplines, who are the community builders of today and the trendsetters of tomorrow.


Submit an abstract to one of 18 topic areas, which are listed below and on our Web site at


Be an early bird and register early!

If you like to plan early for your conference experience, register now for early bird rates. Don’t want to submit a proposal but want to just attend? We invite you to be a part of our community in Hawai‘i. Consider joining other participants from around the world. With over 20 workshops, 200 presentations and pre and post conferences, your conference experience in Honolulu will be nothing short of fantastic.


About the 2013 Conference


The conference activities include our small film festival, invigorating and engaging workshops, a pre-conference International forum on Human rights and Disability Rights, a Pacrim Leadership Institute, pre and post trainings, and keynotes who will shake you up with new ideas. And that is just for starters! We can keep you busy and informed for five days in Hawaii!


Join us, and continue this extraordinary journey into the heart of community The theme for the 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity—Being in Community—embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously and happily in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion from social, economic or political life.


This 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.


Join us in 2013. You won‘t regret it.


For more information and registration for the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, special events, workshops, pre- and post-conferences go to or email


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