1. SOAR Student Leadership Conference
  2. Keynote Speaker
  3. What is SOAR?
    1. Accessibility
  4. More Information

SOAR Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, January 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Richcraft Hall


Carleton University’s 10th annual SOAR Student Leadership Conference will be held in person on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

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 in person with influential presentations and interactive opportunities to help students grow their leadership skills.

Keynote Speaker

We are proud to announce the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson will provide the keynote address for SOAR 2024! Madame Clarkson became the 26th Governor General of Canada and served from 1999 until 2005. Before her 6-year tenure at Rideau Hall, she had an astounding career as a television journalist, writer and public servant.

Headshot of Adrienne Clarkson.

SOAR 2023 SOLD OUT! Be sure to get your tickets today.

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. New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Networking Lunch where they will learn more about leadership opportunities in the Ottawa and Carleton community.

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 workshops on a variety of trends and topics, delivered by engaging speakers
  • Engage with a well-known keynote speaker
  • Receive a free headshot
  • Gain valuable experience that can be added to students’ Co-Curricular Record


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More Information

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