1. When is SOAR?
  2. What is SOAR?
  3. Keynote Speaker 2019
  4. How do I Register?
  5. Conference Schedule
  6. Conference Handbook
  7. Volunteering Information
  8. More Information

When is SOAR?

SOAR 2020 will take place on Saturday January 18, 2020. It is a full day conference for current Carleton students held on campus that features a keynote speaker, expert speakers, student leaders, and panel presentations.

What is SOAR?

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

SOAR provides delegates with many unique opportunities. Students who participate 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 informative and interactive workshops on a variety of trends and topics, delivered by engaging speakers
  • Engage with a well-known keynote speaker to be announced late October
  • Gain valuable experience that can be added to students’ Co-Curricular Record

Keynote Speaker 2019

We were excited to have Spencer West join us as the SOAR keynote speaker in 2019. The Keynote Speaker for SOAR 2020 will be announced in late October.

You can read all about his visit to Carleton here. 

If you have any questions, please email leadership@carleton.ca and the SOAR team will respond to your question directly.

How do I Register?

Tickets for SOAR 2020 will go on sale on September 23rd on this webpage.

Please note that SOAR tickets are non-refundable.

Conference Schedule

Time Location
Registration 8:00am-9:00am 3rd Floor Southam Hall
Welcome & Leadership Blitz 9:00am-9:30am Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
Keynote Speaker 9:30am-10:15am Kailash Mital Theatre, Southam Hall
Education Session #1 10:30am-11:15am Various Classrooms in Richcraft Hall
Education Session #2 11:30am-12:15pm Various Classrooms in Richcraft Hall
Lunch 12:15pm-1:30pm The Caf – Residence Dining Hall
Education Session #3 1:45pm-2:30pm Various Classrooms in Richcraft Hall
Education Session #4 2:45pm-3:30pm Various Classrooms in Richcraft Hall

Conference Handbook

This year’s Conference Handbook is now available. Click below to access the full list of presentations & workshops including expert speakers from our 2019 conference!

Conference Handbook 2019

Create your Personalized Conference Schedule Here

Volunteering Information

The call for volunteers will re-open for 2020 in November.

More Information

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