Operation SOFtalk

Back by popular demand, NDIA will be holding Operation SOFtalk for the second year in a row on Wednesday evening, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the historic Ritz Ybor. This event is a great networking opportunity for attendees to engage with USSOCOM in an informal environment. This includes access to some of USSOCOM’s senior leaders and acquisition, technology, and logistics experts to further discussions outside the conference. Hors devours and a beer/wine bar will be included in the purchase of your ticket. Casual attire is encouraged. Just announced, Highway to Hell, an AC/DC tribute band will be performing live.

SOFtalk tickets are SOLD OUT. The website will be updated if tickets become available. Please check back for updates. 

5th Annual Industry Gives Back Raffle Sponsored by ITility

This year's raffle will be co-located with Operation SOFtalk. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The drawing will be held on Thursday, May 24. You do not need to be present to win. 

Raffle tickets are $20/ticket and can be purchased through the SOFIC registration website. Click on "Register" on the top menu bar. 

To make a donation directly to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, without purchasing raffle tickets, please make your donation by clicking here.

Prizes Include:

  • TACOPS Field Ready M-9 and Assault Medical Backpack donated by TSSi-Ops  Winner: Tiffany Shaffery
  • Helicopter desk and C295W desk donated by Airbus Winner: Eric Carte
  • Wooden flag 100% handmade by American Veterans donated by Flags of Valor  Winner: Kimberly Carberry
  • Rally Course where you will learn the basics of rally racing on an advanced driving course donated by Team O’Neil  Winner: Tina Dante and Bronwen Morrison
  • Wine donated by Pae Isr, LLC.  Winner: Robert Kline
  • Rucksack, rifle, and gear painting on weathered wood donated by Core Survival  Winner: Steve Manlove
  • Halo Sport Unit donated by Halo Neuro  Winner: Joseph Hawkins
  • Shaman Black Blade knife donated by Spyderco  Winner: Tina Dante
  • Aircrew Survivor Hydration Reservoir & Purification Module and two Aquapure Traveler Water Purification bottles donated by Pure Hydration  Winner: Russell Klemm
  • Humidor donated by AmeriPack  Winner: Joan Cramer
  • Suppressor donated by Tri Star  Winner: Johnathan Sonnier
  • Engraved knife and range bag donated by Tier 1 Group  Winner: Chandler Griffin
  • $750 gift certificate from gunsafes.com  Winner: Fredrik Johansson

If your company is interested in donating a prize for the raffle, please contact Sophie Barrett with ITility, sophie.barrett@itility.com

Operation SOFtalk Sponsorship Opportunities

1 sponsor - Title Sponsor $30,000

  • 6 complimentary tickets to Operation SOFtalk
  • Exclusive title sponsor of Operation SOFtalk
  • Meet and Greet with artist for up to 6 guests from sponsor company
  • Option to introduce live entertainment at Operation SOFtalk
  • Recognition as title sponsor in all print and web promotions
  • Recognition in press release
  • Sponsor logo and link on event website
  • Sponsor logo on promotional signage at event
  • Sponsor logo on step and repeat at venue entrance
  • Sponsor logo or name on event ticket
  • Verbal recognition at Operation SOFtalk and SOFIC

 3 sponsors - Supporting Sponsors $15,000

  • 3 complimentary tickets to Operation SOFtalk
  • Recognition as sponsor in all print and web promotions
  • Recognition in press release
  • Sponsor logo and link on event website
  • Sponsor logo on promotional signage at event
  • Verbal recognition at Operation SOFtalk and SOFIC

 Transportation Sponsor - $10,000

  • Exclusive sponsor of Uber discount code to be used by attending Operation SOFtalk
  • Sponsor logo and link on event website
  • Sponsor logo on promotional signage at event
  • Uber discount code will be customized to include your company name
  • Uber discount codes will be provided to attendees to use towards their safe ride home after the event