Pacific Rim Honolulu Conference (deadline Dec. 12)

Deadline for Proposals for Pac Rim 2008 is December 12th

Note strands on disability studies (general), independent living, and international forum on rights of persons with disabilities.

Call for Proposals
25th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities
May 4-5, 2009 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i • Hawai‘i Convention Center

Working toward a brighter future

The Center on Disability Studies ( at the
University of Hawai‘i cordially invites you to the 25th Annual Pacific
Rim International Conference on Disabilities on May 4-5, 2009 in
Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Celebrate the collective achievements of the past
and look forward to create an inclusive vision for the 21st century. As
we face economic uncertainty and global challenges, it is even more
important to honor tradition, and use this foundation to navigate our

In the tradition of PacRim, the 2009 conference will revisit familiar
themes and explore new directions through scholarship, best practice,
and international networking. Join us, and continue this extraordinary
journey. We will have several pre and post conference sessions,
including an accessible sports Sunday at the beach; an international
film festival; and the 2nd Annual International Forum: Securing the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Eradicating Poverty.

Envisioning the Future

· To achieve human and social progress we will address poverty.

· To maximize human potential we will highlight indigenous/native
peoples; girls and women; and veterans with disabilities.

· To realize our dreams for inclusion and self-determination, we will
ensure all people have access to services and opportunities: transition
to adulthood, employment, family support, independent living.

· To create an accessible world, we will showcase Universal Design for
Learning and Living and feature products and design elements for home,
school, play and office.

· To ensure our future we will prepare our youth to take responsibility
for the future by bringing them together to dialogue about experiences,
visions, insights, and futures.

· To support your attendance PacRim 2009 will provide an early
acceptance notice within 2-3 weeks of your submission. Conference rates
are very reasonable and we have secured room blocks for under $160 per
night. We will also help facilitate room-shares if you are trying to
keep your costs low. We all need to be together!

If you are only able to attend one conference this year, choose PacRim
2009 in Waikiki, Hawaii at the beautiful Hawaii Convention Center.
Traditionally this conference is one of the most exciting for attendees
and presenters – providing a unique balance of cultures, and issues of
local, national and international importance. This year’s conference
will seek to better these efforts and provide you with a most unique
and exceptional experience – we hope to be seeing you in Honolulu in

Robert Stodden
Director, the Center on Disability Studies

Charmaine Crockett
Co-Chair, PacRim 2009

Valerie Shearer
Co-Chair, PacRim 2009

Web Site Links
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About the Convention Center:


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