2022 SOFIC | Regular Registration Deadline This Friday

2022 SOFIC

Registration Deadline – May 6

The regular registration deadline for the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is this Friday, May 6. Register today to secure the regular rate for this highly anticipated conference.


Questions? Please contact our registration and housing customer service team:

Attendee Customer Service: SOFIC@maritz.com or (864) 342-6346
Exhibitor Customer Service:
SOFICExh@maritz.com or (864) 208-2868

Customer service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT.

Industry Keynote Speaker

Leigh Palmer

Leigh Palmer

Join Leigh Palmer, Senior Vice President of Defense, General Dynamics Information Technology in a lively discussion with David L. Norquist, NDIA President & CEO as she highlights technology and the importance of partnerships between government and industry.

USSOCOM & Government Keynote Speakers

General Richard Clarke, USA

General Richard Clarke, USA
USSOCOM Commander

Mr. James Smith

Mr. James Smith
USSOCOM Acquisition Executive

HON Heidi Shyu

HON Heidi Shyu

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Agenda Highlights

  • USSOCOM Keynote Speakers: Commander, General Richard Clarke, USA, and Mr. James Smith, Acquisition Executive
  • PEO One-on-One prescheduled industry discussions
  • Conference Sessions: Component Commanders, Program Executive Officers, and a variety of acquisition experts
  • Networking with defense industry professionals, innovators, USSOCOM leadership, and government attendees
  • An Exhibit Hall with more than 550 companies featuring the latest in SOFIC equipment and capabilities
  • A virtual component for those unable to attend in person


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The 2022 SOFIC planning team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined and attendees can expect to see the following at 2022 SOFIC. If requirements change, we will notify all SOFIC registrants as soon as possible.

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test. NDIA has partnered with SafeExpo for attendees to upload their proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. The link will remain open until Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm EDT. The following negative tests will be accepted: Rapid Antigen, Rapid PCR, and Regular PCR, and must be administered by a medical professional. All tests must be generated by an official lab, pharmacy, or medical clinic. Proof of antibodies or any home-administered tests will not be accepted. On-site verification will be available but could result in delays in entering the Tampa Convention Center.
SAFEEXPO: NDIA has partnered with SafeExpo for attendees to
upload their proof of vaccination. The portal to upload your proof of vaccination will remain open until Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm EDT. Please bring the negative test report with you when you arrive at the Tampa Convention Center, upload of a negative test will not be accepted.
MASKS: Currently, it is recommended that fully vaccinated attendees wear a mask indoors, but they may choose not to. It is recommended that all attendees that are not fully vaccinated wear a face mask.

For a full list of precautions to expect at 2022 SOFIC, please visit our event Health and Safety Guidelines.

For more information, visit SOFIC.org.

Thank You to Our Registration Sponsor


National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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