SOAR Conference 2023

Save the Date! 2023 SOAR Conference, October 27-29, 2023, Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66210. Request for proposals are now open!

Request for Proposals

The 2023 SOAR Request for Proposals is now open!!!

We are excited to host an opportunity for Self-Advocates in the Heartland to share their stories, experiences, and expertise with this amazing community.

All topics and formats are welcome! You can pull together a few people or a panel! If you are not sure what you want to present on, below are a few topics to help guide you, but you do not have to stick with these topics.

Abuse, neglect, and exploitation
Health & Disability
Advocating for their health and well-being.
Lived experience in research.
Health disparities
Civil / Voting Rights

To submit your proposal, fill out the form by following the link or download the template provided, and either upload it to the form or email it to Hilary Casey ( and Sean Swindler (

Deadline to submit is Friday, June 30

Hotel Information

The 2023 SOAR Conference will be held at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, Kansas 66210

To book your room for the 2023 SOAR Conference for the special conference rate ($149/night) click the button below.