Pacific Rim International Conference Registration extended to March 31, 2010

Date posted: 
26 March 2010

The 26th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, "SYNERGY: Together We ACT" Extends its Deadline

Honolulu, Hawai'i-- Advanced registration for the 26th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities has been extended to Wednesday, March 31, 2010. There is still time to register for what will be a spectacular conference. With over 240 presentations, breakouts and workshops, you can't go wrong. Now is the time to make 900 plus new friends and get the latest in cutting edge research and advocacy efforts.

You are in for a treat before the Conference. Our pre-conference weekend event, The 3rd Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is hosted by the Center on Disability Studies and co-sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), The William S. Richardson School of Law, the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) and the Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace. We will continue to focus on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which shines the light on the gross inequities for over 650 million persons with disabilities while building capacity for the participants to use human rights approaches to dismantle the pernicious cycle of poverty. Akiko Ito, Chief of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations is taking the lead in hosting a panel - Mainstreaming Disability and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Development: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals For All! This along with over 10 dialogue sessions will stimulate, educate and activate our collective vision for a world where human rights is guaranteed for everyone.

Please see for a brief agenda on the forum.

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities is no ordinary conference. It defies compartmentalization. It is not disability-specific although it is specific in its mission: to build an inclusive global community through scholarship, advocacy, action and collaboration and to facilitate positive actions. We need you to be there, we want you to be there.

Mana for the mind, body and soul is included in over 240 presentations, breakouts and workshops. The rock stars of the disability world are gathering in one place: here in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hawaii Convention Center. Presentations from Autism to Technologies of the Future are to be had as well as innovative topics useful in this downturn economy. Participants include teachers, researchers, policy makers, community activists, direct service providers, family and self-advocates. In other words, all of us!

Rooms are still available at the Hilton Hawaiian Village where many of the pre and post conference events are taking place. Buses will leave the Hilton every 15 minutes for The Convention Center. In essence, everything is set. We just need you to complete a perfect conference. You can register at

Everyone needs to get on the bandwagon about transition to post-secondary education. A must for educators, disability support service providers and anyone who has any say on university campuses is 'Transition to Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism' training on Wednesday, April 14th.

Don't sit back and wait for things to happen. Be part of the change and participate in the 26th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, the place for synergy, reflection and action.
For more information and registration for the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, special events, workshops, pre- and post-conferences, go to