1. SOAR Student Leadership Conference
  2. What is SOAR?
  3. Keynote Speaker
  4. Conference Schedule 2022
  5. Register for SOAR 2022
  6. More Information

Thank you to all the presenters, facilitators, and participants for making SOAR 2022 such a success.

We will have information about SOAR 2023 available in the Fall.

SOAR Student Leadership Conference

The 8th annual SOAR Student Leadership Conference will be taking place on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Each year, this one-day conference at Carleton includes a keynote speaker, expert speakers, student leaders and panel presentations. This year’s programming will be held virtually with influential presentations and interactive opportunities to help students grow their leadership skills. Tickets for this year’s conference are available for purchase for $10 + tax.

What is SOAR?

The SOAR Student Leadership Conference is an annual conference for student leaders at Carleton University. At SOAR, attendees are challenged and inspired to develop their leadership skills through informative and interactive workshops and presentations.

SOAR provides delegates with many unique opportunities. Participants in the conference will be able to:

  • Challenge themselves in new and meaningful ways outside of the classroom
  • Learn how to be an effective leader
  • Understand foundations and theories about leadership and their potential as a leader
  • Enhance their personal philosophy of leadership
  • Attend virtual workshops on a variety of trends and topics, delivered by engaging speakers
  • Engage with a well-known keynote speaker
  • Gain valuable experience that can be added to students’ Co-Curricular Record

Keynote Speaker

Carleton University is proud to host Andre De Grasse as the Keynote Speaker for SOAR 2022.

Andre De Grasse wearing Canada Flag over his shoulders while posing on the track.

Andre De Grasse made history at the 2016 Rio Olympics when he became the first Canadian to win Olympic medals in all three sprint events in a single Games, claiming the silver behind Usain Bolt in the 200m and bronze in both the 100m and 4x100m events. At the 2020 Tokyo Games, he made history again winning gold in the 200m event — the first time a Canadian man has won the 200m since 1928 and only the third Canadian to have ever won a gold medal in the event. Off the track, De Grasse seeks to inspire and empower youth through the work of the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation.

Past keynote speakers for the conference have included:

  • Martin Luther King III
  • Tessa Virtue
  • Spencer West
  • Col. Chris Hadfield
  • Arlene Dickinson
  • Craig Kielburger
  • Neil Pasricha

Conference Schedule 2022

Click below to view this year’s Conference Schedule, Expert Speaker Lineup, and Featured Education Session Lineup.

Conference Schedule

Register for SOAR 2022

Registration for this year’s conference opens October 1st for Carleton students. Tickets are $10 each. All SOAR 2022 programming will be held virtually.  Please note that SOAR tickets are non-refundable.

SOAR 2022 is sold out.

More Information

For more information regarding the SOAR Student Leadership Conference, please e-mail Teddy Kozela at  leadership@carleton.ca