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DOING THINGS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN DONE

Connect. contribute. iNSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED.

SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2019 | APPALACHIAN WIRELESS ARENA | PIKEVILLE, KY

Limited scholarships are available; please email info@soar-ky.org to find out more information

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The 2019 SOAR Summit will be a showcase of how our partners are leveraging connectivity and innovation to transform Appalachia Kentucky by implementing the Blueprint for the Future of Appalachia.  From cross-sector collaborations, community and region partnerships, start-ups and small businesses, and the recruitment of new investments in the region, we are Creating a Future in Appalachia. Together.  

 

Showcase

Across the region, many communities, businesses, and organizations are working together to Create a Future in Appalachia. An important part of the Summit is showcasing “The Proof” of the collaboration and innovation taking place across the region. Want to showcase your innovative project or program? Click below!

 

Summit Funded in Part By

 
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Keynote Speakers

Check back often as we continue to add more speakers!

 

WHY ATTEND?

 

Connect with people who share your passion for creating a future in Appalachia.  Share ideas, discover new ideas, and network with your peers to create new synergies in your community or region.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways through round table sessions and other events throughout the Summit.

A variety of government funding agencies and private foundations will be on hand during the Summit.  This is a great opportunity to build relationships and capacities with these organizations.

Explore the proof of the transformation taking place across Appalachia Kentucky by experiencing more than 70 interactive booths highlighting projects and collaborations aligned with our Blueprint for the Future of Appalachia.

 

2018 SOAR Summit Recap

The 2018 SOAR Summit was a huge success. More than 1,200 people attended this year’s main session and more than 600 people attended the first-ever Pre-Summit leadership session and specialized tracks on Technology and Health in Appalachia. None of this would be possible without the support of our partners. This year’s Summit featured interactive exhibits that showcased the innovation and collaboration taking place across the region. It spanned businesses and organizations align with our Blueprint for the Future of Appalachia.

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THE PROOF

Throughout Appalachia Kentucky, individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and government are putting the Blueprint for the Future to work. This is a snapshot, or The Proof, of our Blueprint in action.