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39th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity – 2024 Call for Presentation Proposals

The Center on Disability Studies (CDS), in the College of Education, is accepting presentation proposals for the 39th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, February 27–28, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Submissions are being accepted until October 1, 2023 with a preferred submission date of September 15th at

This year’s theme, Beyond Access: Building a Culture of Belonging, will highlight the following #PacRim2024 conference strands:

  • Built Environment: Digital, Physical, and Social
  • Employment
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusive Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport
  • Instructional Design & Technology
  • Neurodiversity
  • Public Health

We welcome proposals from researchers, advocates, practitioners and businesses, educators and students, public health services and professionals, and all committed to creating spaces and places in which people with disabilities and diverse backgrounds can flourish. All proposals will be anonymously reviewed and notified on acceptance decisions by December 5th.

Presentation styles include research and practices, fireside chats, panels, and training that are delivered in either a two-hour poster, 25-minute topical, 60-minute breakout, or workshop.

For more information about the submission process, visit or contact To exhibit or sponsor please contact Conference Chair Holly Manaseri at

In its 39th 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. Organized by the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa,

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