28th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
The 2012 Pacific Rim International Conference program design is organized into three broad, thematic areas: Foundational Program Themes—This program area or theme refers to those topical areas in which the Center on Disability Studies traditionally has been or is currently engaged in through projects or activities under interdisciplinary training, research, advocacy or service.
Exploration Program Themes—This program area of the conference encompasses those topic areas not presently addressed through research or advocacy initiatives at the Center on Disability Studies yet prevail as salient issues important to our diverse communities.
Innovational Programmatic Themes—The Pacific Rim Conference planning team knows that as we enter the new millennium, the world is faced with massive challenges as well as opportunities to solve them. This programmatic area is interested in dynamic, creative ideas and sustainable solutions which can be adopted in a society or community, resulting in positive social changes.
Pre/Post Conference Events
Shining the Light on Young Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Children: Support Strategies for Families and Service Providers
March 22nd & 23rd, 2012: Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Early intervention providers and other professionals attending this workshop will be able to answer three key questions: Learn more about this training from this link: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/events/shiningthelight/
STEM Think Tank for Wounded Warriors—Hawai‘i & the Pacific
March 23, 2012
The Think Tank shares the mission of the Pacific Alliance to support Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fields. As part of its commitment to increase the numbers of IWD in STEM postsecondary education programs, and ultimately the STEM workforce in Hawai‘i, the focus of this one-day Think Tank is to generate ideas about how to augment participation of Wounded Warriors in STEM careers. Learn more about the Veteran Think Tank: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/events/thinktank/
Capacity Building Institute (CBI)—Hawai‘i
March 28th, 2012: Hale Koa Hotel (Waikiki Ballroom), Honolulu, Hawai‘i
This year’s Capacity Building Institute will focus on sustainability in the field of transition. The focus of this day is on students with intellectual disabilities and their transition to postsecondary educational settings. Learn more on this link: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/events/cbi/
Conference agenda: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/agenda/
For details on registration and speakers, visit the website: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/pacriminfo/pacrim2012/