Rankin College of Business

SOAR Sustainability Conference

April 24, 2024

at Southern Arkansas University

Everyone in South Arkansas is invited to submit a proposal for a session. We’d like to have representation from students, faculty members, businesses, organizations, and government, related to the idea of sustainability.

The conference research committee invites you to submit your works, including posters, presentations, abstracts, and articles, to the SOAR 2024 conference. Completed academic contributions will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings. Plan to submit to the following categories listed below.

Proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 29, for inclusion in the conference.  

 Submission topics for the sustainability conferences have been categorized into three main tracks as follows:

  1. Sustainability Vision and Planning – Looking Ahead
    • Adopting a sustainable thinking mindset
    • Next-generation strategies for sustainability
    • Exploring the choices and trade-offs
    • Sustainability and lean thinking
  2. Sustainability in Practice/Sustainable Operations
    • Managing for sustainability
    • Dealing with complex sustainability issues
    • Building a sustainable business
    • Environmental and biological sustainability
    • Managing the carbon-neutral footprint
  3. Sustainability in the Professions & Society
    • What does sustainability mean?
    • Sustainability Education
    • Social and economic impact
    • Public Education
    • Community outreach efforts

We hope you can join us in Magnolia, Arkansas, on April 24, 2024. The submission link and registration link are listed below. Please do not hesitate to email your questions to Dr. Hayder Zghair at hzghair@saumag.edu.

SOAR Participation Form

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Additional Authors/Presenters
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Type of Submission(Required)
If you present your work at the SOAR Conference, would you prefer a 20 or 40-minute session to present with a few minutes for questions?(Required)
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