SOAR Conference 2023

2023 SOAR Conference, October 27-29, 2023, Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66210. Logo: SOAR Conference 2023: To the stars through difficulty. A circular blue image of a pair of white wings soaring across the sky, leaving behind a trail of stars.

What is SOAR?

SOAR stands for Seeking Opportunities for an Advocacy Revolution and is supported by the Heartland Self-Advocacy Network. The purpose of the SOAR Conference is to bring together self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities from around the Mid-West to exchange ideas and learn from each other about advocacy. At the SOAR conference, self-advocates from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming have opportunities to grow their self-advocacy skills through mentoring, training, and leadership development.

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Register for the SOAR Conference

Registration for the SOAR Conference is now open!

Registration is $100 per person.

Hotel and Travel

The SOAR Conference will be held at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, Kansas.

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2023 SOAR Conference Schedule

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor

The 2023 SOAR Conference is proudly hosted by the Self-Advocacy Coalition of Kansas (SACK) and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) and are partnered with other disability organizations from across the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  Click the link below to learn more about our sponsors and how you can support the conference!


The conference will be as fully accessible as possible, with ASL interpreters, captioners, personal care attendants on-site, and volunteers available to support attendees.


We are seeking volunteers for this year’s SOAR Conference, and we hope we can count on you! If you are interested in supporting through volunteering, click the button below to learn more!