36th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference On Disability & Diversity - Virtual

Pac Rim 2021

Pac Rim Innovation Celebration Day (Pre-Conference): Saturday, February 27, 2021 (HST)
Main Conference: Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (HST)

Countdown to the start of our Pac Rim Innovation Celebration Day!


About Pac Rim

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. In 2020, within the context of a global pandemic and shifting times, we elected to take a breather, reflect on our experiences and feedback from past conferences, hit the refresh button, and launch a fully virtual Pac Rim. Join us

Pac Rim 2021 Attendees: Welcome!

Look out for the “Pac Rim 2021: Welcome! 🌞” email – this contains a “Know Before You Go” document including the Zoom passwords for live sessions (Important!). 

Join our Virtual Community (Mighty Networks): Find presenter slides/resources in the different presentation Spaces and connect with others.

Update Your Zoom Account: Use a desktop or laptop for Zoom sessions. Using a mobile device will result in limited Zoom features.

Not in Hawaiʻi? Use this Time Zone Converter

Need Help? Go to the Virtual Help Desk Zoom Room

  • Innovation Celebration Day: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM, HST
  • Day 1 and Day 2: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, HST

Featured Speakers & Events

Head shot: Judy Brewer
Judy Brewer
Opening Keynote
Director: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Date: March 1, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Head shot: Haben Girma
Haben Girma
Closing Keynote

Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, Speaker

Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Head shot: Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer
Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

International Indigenous Scholar-Practitioner, University of Hawaiʻi West Oahu

Date: Feb. 27, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Superfest Disability Film Festival
Superfest Disability Film Festival
Featured Event

Six films from the longest running disability film festival in the world. About Superfest

Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pac Rim 2021 Sponsors