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The Center on Disability Studies, in the UH Mānoa College of Education, will be accepting presentation proposals for the 40th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, which will take place on April 15-16, 2025 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Presentation proposal submissions will open on July 1, 2024, and will be accepted until October 1, 2024 at, with a priority submission date of September 15, 2024.

This year’s theme, By Us and For Us: Legacy and Future of Our Movement, will highlight the following #PacRim2025 conference strands:

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Disaster Resilience & Built Environments
  • Employment
  • Early Childhood and Early Intervention
  • Health Justice and Equity
  • Indigenous Epistemology
  • Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Neurodiversity
  • STEM Pathways
  • Technology

We welcome proposals from researchers, advocates, practitioners, businesses, educators, students, and all who are committed to creating spaces in which people with disabilities and diverse backgrounds can flourish. All proposals will be anonymously peer-reviewed, and submitters will be notified of acceptance decisions by Nov 5, 2024.

Presentation styles include research and practices, fireside chats, panels, and training that are delivered in a two-hour poster, 25-minute topical, recorded, or 60-minute breakout session. For more information about the submission process, visit or contact To exhibit or sponsor, please contact

In its 40th year, the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is the premier global gathering for people committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Since 1988, organized by the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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