SAVE THE DATE!

40th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

By Us and For Us: Legacy and Future of our Movement

Main Conference (In-Person with Virtual Options)

Tuesday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 16, 2025

Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Organized by the Center on Disability Studies

By Us and For Us: Legacy and Future of our Movement

2025 is the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. We invite you to Honolulu on April 15th and 16th to celebrate. Come join us both to honor the past and to consider the future of the global movement we create together. Letʻs all recognize our achievements, share our struggles, and develop strategies for the work that remains. See you in Honolulu in 2025!

Pac Rim and the Center on Disability Studies

About the Pac Rim Conference

The Premier International Gathering on Disability – Our 39th Year!

Hosted by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 1988, Pac Rim has evolved into an international conference that has welcomed thousands of presenters and attendees from across Hawaiʻi, the nation, and the world. 

About the Center on Disability Studies

As one of 67 national University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD), the Center on Disability Studies supports a national vision of inclusion. We assist thousands of people with disabilities and their families, as well as Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other underrepresented populations. We do this through research, training, and demonstration activities, and sharing our work with community members, professionals, students, and policymakers. 

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