SOAR Events

SOAR Summit returns to Pikeville on October 19-20

The SOAR Summit, presented by Appalachian Wireless and the Appalachian Regional Commission, returns to Pikeville on October 19-20 at the Appalachian Wireless Arena.

This is Appalachia’s premier event with exhibits, breakout sessions, and a one-of-a-kind plenary session. Register today!

The 2023 SOAR Summit will return to Corbin

We are proud to announce that the 2023 SOAR Summit will be held in Corbin at The Corbin Arena. Corbin was the host city of the 2021 SOAR Summit.

Join us for our first-ever EKY Gala

Register for our first-ever SOAR EKY Gala and celebrate all those making a difference across Eastern Kentucky. 

Join us on January 26 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg.  Walk the red carpet, enjoy a reception and networking, and an awards ceremony highlighting the stars of our region. 

To be the first to get your seat, you must register for all three of our upcoming events. Register here!

Focus Summit sells out in Hazard

Our Focus Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation is in the books. And it was a sellout!

The Focus Summit, by Kentucky Power and KY Innovation, attracted more than 320 people to Hazard, the Queen City of Eastern Kentucky. 

Here is a replay of our plenary sessions from Hazard Community and Technical College’s First Federal Center.

SOAR Mini Summit attracts more than 650 attendees

Our first-ever Mini Summit is in the books!

The Mini Summit, presented by Kentucky Power, attracted more than 650 people from six states, 48 Kentucky counties, and 32 of Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties. 

Here is a replay of our plenary session from the Paramount Arts Center.

The 2021 SOAR Summit was record breaking

Hosted for the first time ever by the city of Corbin, KY — and returning to an in-person format — 2021’s event was one for the history books.


Re-watch the 2021 event

The 2021 SOAR Summit brought together local residents and businesses, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and other change agents across Appalachia. It focused on issues and activities important to our region including broadband, grants, workforce opportunities, and entrepreneurship.

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