1. 2021 SOAR Student Leadership Conference
  2. About Martin Luther King III
  3. About Nadia Theodore
  4. What is SOAR?
  5. Register for SOAR 2021
  6. More Information

2021 SOAR Student Leadership Conference

Please note: event password will be emailed to registered participants.

Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III will be the Keynote Speaker at SOAR 2021

The seventh annual SOAR Student Leadership Conference will be taking place on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Each year, this full-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 each. Registration is now open!

This year we will be joined by global human rights activist and keynote speaker, Martin Luther King III who will also be participating in a moderated discussion on leadership with Nadia Theodore.

“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for everyone, and for young people and students in particular. But now the youth of our planet must rise up and embrace the challenges of a new era, which can address the crises of poverty, racism and violence, climate change and pandemics. Just as the young people of an earlier generation empowered the Civil Rights Movement, the youth of today in every nation must become the vanguard of nonviolent movements that can light the way forward to a better future for all humanity.” Martin Luther King III

About Martin Luther King III

As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parent’s legacy of nonviolent social change. Motivating audiences with his message of hope and responsibility for decades, his dedication to ridding the world of social, political, and economic injustice has propelled him to the forefront as one of the world’s most ardent advocates for the poor, the oppressed, and the disillusioned.

About Nadia Theodore

Currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Global Government and Industry Relations at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.  Nadia has many connections to Carleton as an Alumni Mentor and FPA alumna with a BA in Political Science (Int’l Affairs) and MA in Political Science.  Nadia has a passion for leadership and for giving back to the Carleton Community.

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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

Check out this year’s SOAR Conference Schedule to find out which sessions can build the skills you want to develop most.

Register for SOAR 2021

Registration for this year’s conference is open to Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni; tickets are $10 each.

All SOAR 2021 programming will be held virtually.  Please note that SOAR tickets are non-refundable.

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More Information

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