Congressman Hal Rogers, Governor Andy Beshear, and Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin have confirmed their attendance for Appalachia’s premier event.
The Summit is set for October 19-20 at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville.
Working together for a better Eastern Kentucky
The Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Hal Rogers, cofounded SOAR with former Governor Steve Beshear in 2013 to revitalize southern and eastern Kentucky, and the region’s coal-producing counties. He continues to serve as a Co-Principal Officer of SOAR, and he will be one of the highlighted speakers on both days of the summit.
Governor Andy Beshear, who also serves as a Co-Principal Officer at SOAR, will provide remarks on October 19.
Together, Congressman Rogers and Gov. Beshear will make important announcements related to projects and communities across Eastern Kentucky during the event.
Gayle Manchin, the former first lady of West Virginia, was appointed the 13th Federal Co-Chair of the ARC on May 6, 2021. This will mark Federal Co-Chair Manchin’s second consecutive SOAR Summit appearance.
We’ve got a great two days of programming lined up. View our updated agenda HERE.
You still have time to register
There is still time to register for the Summit. Registration is $70, but if you use the promo code BLOG you can save $20 on your registration. That brings the price to just $50. It’s all-inclusive and includes:
- All programming
- The SOAR Summit Reception, presented by the University of Pikeville
- The SOAR Summit Exhibit Hall, presented by MAI Management Advisors
- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day with many locally sourced products