Pac Rim 2023
The Pac Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is working to improve what we do to help everyone feel safe, comfortable, and supported during all conference sessions and activities. Please review the following details to support our commitments to inclusion, accessibility and belonging.
Where to Go for Assistance
The Information Table is located near Room 301B in the Registration area. Please visit this table for:
- Alternative formats of conference materials
- Interpreters, assistive listening devices and other communication assistance
- Notetakers & Sight Guides
- Location of accessible bathrooms, Guide Dog/Service Dog relief area, pool lift
- Orientation and mobility
- Reserved seating
- Other conference accommodations and needs
- Program books and other materials
- Pre-ordered tech equipment for presenters
- Guest and Visitor Passes
Please don’t hesitate to ask for help. Our goal is to promote a welcoming experience where we can enjoy learning together.
In Case of Emergency
If you have a disability that would interfere with your ability to recognize or respond in the case of an emergency, such as fire, please be sure to contact the Accessibility Table to let them know of your specific emergency-related needs. If you have questions about the Convention Center’s evacuation procedures or emergencies for guests with disabilities, please dial 0 from any house phone located in the common areas and in each meeting room. There is also a first aid nurse at the Convention Center should you need any medical related service. Their office is located between Rooms 318B and 319A or you can dial 0.
Please submit requests for disability accommodations by February 1st through the registration process. When you arrive at the conference, please report to the Information Table to locate your requested services.
CART Services / ASL Interpreting
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and / or American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting is provided when requested by attendees in advance of the Conference through the registration portal.
If you require seating in the front of the theater for keynote presentations for reasons of accessibility, please look for a “reserved” sign that will be placed on one of the front chairs. If you would like us to reserve seating for you for breakout sessions or mealtimes, please stop by the Information Table at least 30 minutes before the session to submit a request for reserved seating.
Location of Accessible Bathrooms, and Guide Dog/Service Dog Relief Area
Please visit the Information Table to pick up a map or receive verbal directions on the location of accessible bathrooms, and the Guide Dog/Service Dog relief area.
To get support with the conference program, visit the Information Table. A staff member will help you with any questions.
Digital Conference Program
The Conference Program will be available on the Whova app that allows attendees to explore the schedule like never before! Attendees can search the entire conference schedule, all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and other attendees. Attendees can also personalize their schedule and share it with friends. The conference schedule is available through any web browser or on the Whova app that attendees can download to their mobile phones and use on-site during the conference.
A relaxation room will be available to offer a quiet space if needed. The location is room 301A and is also identified in the program.
Photography and Fragrance
Please, no flash photography during the Conference. Pac Rim is a fragrance free event.