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SOAR Mini-Summit

March 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am - March 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm


Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) has announced its first-ever Mini Summit, presented by Kentucky Power, focused on Tourism and Downtown Revitalization on March 7-8 in Ashland, Kentucky. 

The two-day event will be held at the historic Paramount Arts Center, the Delta Hotel, and the Ashland Train Depot. A special Early Bird rate of $30 is available now through February 4. After that, registration will be $45. You can register HERE.

This event will have many similarities to the annual SOAR Summit, Appalachia’s premier event. The Mini Summit will include the following:

  • A Pre-Summit Session on March 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • A SOAR Mini Summit Reception on the evening of March 7 at the Ashland Train Depot.
  • A Country Music Highway Tribute Show at the Paramount Arts Center following the Mini Summit Reception. 
  • Breakout Sessions on the morning of March 8:
    • No Hotel? No Problem! | Leveraging Airbnb and other platforms to create unique and destination-driven lodging in your community
    • Your destination begins with your downtown | Positioning your downtown to welcome tourists
    • The Digital Space | How are you telling your story 
    • Small Towns Big Impact | Small communities making a big splash attracting tourists 
  • A plenary session with a keynote speaker and panel discussions on the afternoon of March 8. 
  • Breakfast and lunch on March 8.

SOAR is proud to partner with Visit AKY to host the SOAR Mini Summit. 

Visit AKY has worked to provide attendees a variety of discounted lodging options in the Ashland area. Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose a lunch destination on March 8, including both local restaurants and food trucks. 



March 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am
March 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)
Visit AKY