Labor Experts Present at the Pacific Rim International Conference

April 25-26, 2016

IMPAQ will present and exhibit at the 32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 25-26. This year, the conference will address the question, “How do we innovate to bring more people from the margins of society into the center where they can live to their full potential?” Visit one of our presentations or our exhibit table to learn more about our current work and how we can help evaluate and enhance your programs. 

Ms. Linda Toms Barker
Dr. Kay Magill

Principal Research Associate Ms. Linda Toms Barker and Senior Research Associate Dr. Kay Magill will co-present two breakout presentations and one poster presentation during the conference.

  • Poster Presentation: “Toward an Accessible and Inclusive Public Workforce System,” on Monday, April 25 from 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM in room 311.
  • Breakout Presentation: “Promising Practices and Innovations in the Public Workforce System” on Tuesday, April 26 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM in room 304B.
  • Breakout Presentation: "Increasing Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Section 503: Affirmative Strategies that Work” on Tuesday, April 26 from 1:45 – 2:45 PM in room 302B.

Ms. Toms Barker has more than 35 years of experience in program evaluation and public policy research, with a focus on education, employment, health, and disability policy. Her work has emphasized integrated mixed methods approaches, linkages from research to practice, identifying innovations and promising practices, and assessing the replicability and transferability of program models and strategies.

Dr. Magill has more than 20 years of experience in program evaluation and policy analysis, and has played lead roles on numerous studies of employment and training, education, and workforce preparation programs for federal, state, and local agencies that include the US Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED), and Health and Human Services (HHS).

About the Pacific Rim Conference

The International Pacific Rim Conference 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.