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Oct 2017
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Venue

The Modern Honolulu 1775 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu , Hawaii 96815
Tel: (808) 943-5800
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33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference On Disability And Diversity (Pac Rim 2017)

Overview

Event Overview:

The International Pacific Rim Conference (Pac Rim) on Disability & Diversity has been widely recognized over the past 30 years as one of the most “diverse gatherings” in the world. The event encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, natural supports and allies of persons with disabilities and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

Each year the conference hews to its traditional areas which have bred much of the interdisciplinary research and educational advances of the last three decades. But each year new topics are introduced to foment discussion and change. The intent is to harness the tremendous synergy as generated by the intermingling of these diverse perspectives, thus, creating a powerful program which impacts each individual participant in his or her own unique way.

Exhibitor Information:

The Pacific Rim International Conference Team invites your company or organization to participate in the Community Exhibit Halls at the 33nd Annual International Conference to be held on October 9 - 11, 2017. Our conference is one of the largest in the country for diversity and disability and has earned the reputation as being one of the best.

Booth space in our exhibit halls in the Modern Honolulu and the Hilton Hawaiian Village will be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

You have a choice of exhibiting for two days at the Modern Honolulu or three days at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The choice is yours. Benefits of exhibiting at our Conference include:

Interaction with hundreds of participants over the course of three days;
Featured listing in our program book and on the website (must send in ad and/or logo to take advantage of this opportunity);
Invite potential clients and customers to your booth on Wednesday afternoon (Free to the Public);
Exciting culinary events near the exhibit halls
Being in community with local, national and international participants.

We like to think of this event as YOUR EXHIBITION SPACE and your opportunity to share your products or your projects. We want the 2017 Pac Rim Conference to be financially accessible to companies and organizations who make a positive difference in the world.

*Additional Venue:

Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 949-4321

Notes:
Sponsorship Details:
There are many different ways to become a Pacific Rim Conference sponsor. A sponsorship may be given for general support for the 2017 Pacific Rim Conference, for a specific event, speaker, or to support a scholarship. Target a diverse and broad audience Increase brand loyalty Support education, advocacy and individuals with disabilities Reflect your commitment to a world where all people live in dignity http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/sponsors

Agenda

Oct 9   
7:00am – 4:00pm

Registration  & Exhibitor Check in (Modern Honolulu (MHCC) KECC & TAPA exhibitors please go to site)

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Conference Opening: Formal Breakfast: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom (TAPA)

10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Book Pavilion – Modern Honolulu – Library and various Studio Rooms

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Healing with Kahea (Modern Honolulu near Registration

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Break

11:50 am – 12:50 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village) 

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm

Break

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Break

3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

Topical Sessions

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poster Reception and Party (Modern Honolulu, Ballroom C)

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Opening Night: Pacific Rim Mini Diversity Film Festival (Sunset Beach, Modern Honolulu)

Oct 10   

7:30 am am – 9:00 am

Poster Breakfast Reception (Modern Honolulu, Ballroom C)

9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Book Pavilion – Modern Honolulu – Library and various Studio Rooms

9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Pacific Rim Mini-Diversity Film Festival – Honolulu Room 3, TAPA

9:30 am – 10:30 am 

  Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Break

10:50 am – 11:50 am  

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

11:50 am – 1:10 pm  

Lunch on your own (Meal coupons) lunch meetings & Yoga with Keith (Modern Honolulu, Registration area – private space

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Break

03:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Break

03:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Modern Honolulu & Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Oct 11   

7:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Registration (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA Tower, Second floor)

7:30 am – 8:30 am 

Morning Brew and Conversation (Hilton Hawaiian Village, KECC & TAPA)

8:10 am – 9:10 am

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

9:10 am – 9:30 am

Break

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Break

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

11:50 am – 1:10 pm

Lunch on your own (Meal coupons) lunch meetings & Groove Dance (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm 

Break

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Concurrent Thematic Keynotes, Noted Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and Topical Sessions (Hilton Hawaiian Village, TAPA & KECC)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fiona Moola

Scientist at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto

Dr. Fiona Moola is a Scientist at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Currently, Dr. Moola is spearheading a world-class research program on the psychosocial benefits of the arts in the lives of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Dr. Moola was born in Toronto and is the daughter of anti-apartheid freedom fighters from South Africa. Dr. Moola completed High Honours Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees at the University of Toronto. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, during her Doctoral Degree, Dr. Moola studied the psychological and social dimensions of childhood chronic illnesses among children with cystic fibrosis and congenital heart disease at the Hospital for Sick Children, as well as their caregivers. After completing her Doctoral Degree in 2011, Dr. Moola embarked on a one year Post Doctoral Fellowship at Concordia University in Montreal, where she studied the sociological dimensions of obesity in Canada. In 2012, Dr. Moola began a five-year term as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Here, she was also a Scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. During her time in Winnipeg, Dr. Moola continued to develop a robust research program on the psychological and social dimensions of childhood chronic illnesses, grounded in health psychology and sociological studies. She has advanced a large body of research on the role of physical activity in the lives of those with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

As a Scientist at Holland-Bloorview, Dr. Moola’s research program is driven by the notion that the arts may enhance the quality of life and psychosocial health of children living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Through her research program — which includes the Holland Bloorview Art Bank, the Music Tree House, as well as Yoga City, to name a few — Dr. Moola will investigate the therapeutic potential of the arts for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their caregivers. She aims to enrich the Holland-Bloorview community with the arts, to establish an internationally renowned research program on disability and the arts, and, more importantly, to enhance the quality of life of children with disabilities at Bloorview and beyond through arts engagement.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, VERTEX, Research Manitoba, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, The University of Manitoba, the Health Sciences Foundation, as well as the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba fund Dr. Moola's research. Dr. Moola is the first author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has graduated two masters’ students, and serves on several graduate thesis committees. She has also established a robust program of teaching at the Undergraduate and Graduate level.

On a part-time basis, Dr. Moola is also a psychotherapy student at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. Dr. Moola loves yoga, dance, running, and reading.

Ashley Rhae Oliver

Attorney and an Activist

Ashley Rhae Oliver, Esq. is an attorney and an activist, currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Accessibility in Eastern Kentucky University.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2010, moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and received her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law, and was then sworn in as an attorney in the State of Minnesota in October 2013. She was a law clerk at the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, and received the Dean’s Award for her work in the Community Justice Civil Rights Legal Clinic for spearheading a symposium titled “How are the Children VI Symposium: "Re-Imagining Public Education in Minnesota."’

After law school, she chose to work in higher education compliance, initially serving in the University of Kentucky athletic compliance office, where she created the first custom elite student-athlete protocol. She then moved to Minneapolis, serving as a student conduct officer and as a Title IX investigator at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She is an award winning civil rights activist, receiving recognition in 2013 for co-authoring a report for the United States Commission on Civil Rights titled Unemployment Disparities in Minnesota, which highlighted current trends that contributed to racial disparities, and ways to close unemployment gaps between blacks and whites in Minnesota and the Twin Cities region; which are among the worst in the nation. She has co-chaired the defense of the Minnesota African-American Museum’s mechanical lien, pro bono, and, in 2015, was appointed as Chair of the Legal Redress Committee of the Minneapolis Chapter of the NAACP, where she investigated discrimination complaints and provided legal clinics to citizens of the Twin Cities and was subsequently honored with the Mission Award for Service in Community from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. 

In 2016, she was invited to present at Harvard Medical School‘s Global Health Catalyst on the intersection of cognitive behavioral health in sports and race. She has been invited to dozens of campuses and schools to present on white allyship to minority-led social justice movements, engaging millennials in social justice, and civil rights during traffic stops to young men of color. Currently, she is a member of the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals and a mentor to both the Freshman Academy and Diversity Scholars programs at Eastern Kentucky University. She is currently creating her department’s first symposium, hosting a speaker who will discuss traumatic brain injuries in the NCAA and a panel to discuss how mental health issues affect black male student-athletes.

In her spare time, she enjoys adding content to her blog, designed to promote imagery of black girls as beautiful and to uplift young women of all shades.

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