Join us for Appalachia’s Premier Event

Join us for the 2024 SOAR Summit, presented by Appalachian Wireless and the Appalachian Regional Commission, taking place on October 17-18 in Pikeville.

Appalachia’s premier event will transform Pikeville into an immersive experience featuring programming, workshops, and networking opportunities that will Inspire, Innovate, and Impact. The Summit will utilize various venues across downtown Pikeville, including the University of Pikeville, the Appalachian Center for the Arts, New Beginnings Fellowship Church, the Appalachian Wireless Arena, and more.

Seats are limited, so secure your spot today using promo code “EARLYBIRD” to get $50 off the General Admission registration (normally $150 ) until August 1.

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Take in the Blueprint Partner Experience

Experience exclusive benefits at the 2024 SOAR Summit with our Blueprint Partner registration. For $300, you’ll gain access to partner-exclusive programming, pre-summit workshops, networking opportunities, receptions, and other special events.

By registering as a Blueprint Partner, a portion of your fee directly supports SOAR’s Blueprint Partner Program, which invests in community events and programming throughout Kentucky’s Appalachian region each year.

Blueprint Partner registration is limited, so secure your place early to ensure you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to contribute to and participate in the advancement of our region.

New and improved Expo Hall

The SOAR Summit Expo Hall for 2024 will be hosted exclusively at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. This year’s Summit promises dedicated time for attendees to explore the Expo Hall, offering ample opportunity to browse exhibits and engage in networking. The expanded space will accommodate interactive and hands-on exhibits, enriching the overall experience.

If you’re interested in exhibiting, apply now! The application deadline is Friday, August 23.

Selected exhibitors will be required to pay a fee:

  • $500 for businesses
  • $250 for non-profits

There are a limited number of waivers available for schools and community organizations. For more details, please reach out to Kirsten Wilburn at

Don’t miss out on this chance to showcase your organization or business at Appalachia’s premier summit. 

Become a sponsor of the SOAR Summit

Appalachia’s premier event is made possible through the support of Shaping Our Appalachian Region’s corporate partners and event sponsors.

If your business or organization would like to be a sponsor of the Summit, contact Kirsten Wilburn at, or complete the form below to learn more about these opportunities.

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