Appalachia’s Premier Events

Exhibit Hall opportunity for High School students!

SOAR is partnering with Congressman Hal Rogers and the Congressional App Challenge to offer a dedicated space for high school students in the SOAR Summit Exhibit Hall!

It can be anything that your students create!

No idea is too small to show off at the SOAR Summit.

This is a great chance for them to present their designs, talents, and gifts to those attending the SOAR Summit.

New Addition: Pre-Summit Activities!

New to this year’s event is a Pre-Summit Workshop and Opening Reception on Monday, October 2 in Williamsburg, presented by the Kentucky League Of Cities:

  • Workshop

Community and Regional Disaster Preparedness: The workshop will focus on community and regional disaster preparedness.

  • SOAR Summit Opening Reception at the Cumberland Mint

Both the Pre-Summit Workshop and Opening Reception are additional ticketed events.

Each event is $25 and seating is limited.

10 minutes, 2 slides, and you

The 2023 SOAR Summit is proud to introduce TenTalk, presented by the University of the Cumberlands.

Get ready to be inspired by an exceptional lineup of regional speakers — all from the main stage inside the Corbin Arena at the SOAR Summit, presented by Appalachian Wireless and the Appalachian Regional Commission

Stay tuned for the release of our lineup. 

Recap of our Country Music Highway Tribute Show

The Country Music Highway Tribute Show was created after it debuted as part of a SOAR Summit in Ashland in early 2022.

In early 2023, SOAR brought tourism commissions and performing arts venues from the Country Music Highway together.

They cast the vision of an event that paid homage to the stars of the Highway with the up-and-coming talent of an area that has produced more country stars per square mile than anywhere on the planet.

Learn more about this summer’s three-concert series.

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