(as of 3/20/2020)

This page will be updated regularly as new information is available.

Cancellations – The 2020 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) has been cancelled.

The NDIA and USSOCOM teams value your support and are grateful for your involvement in SOFIC. With the safety and wellness of attendees and participants a top priority, NDIA and USSOCOM are following directives to avoid mass gatherings amid the Coronavirus pandemic and have decided to cancel 2020 SOFIC.

We will be providing additional information for conference attendees, exhibitors and sponsors as soon as possible, including our refund policy and applying payments to 2021.

We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through the many details regarding SOFIC and look forward to seeing everyone at 2021 SOFIC.

SOFIC Registration Cancellations
We will be communicating with everyone within the next couple of weeks as we work through the cancellation process and policies for SOFIC, ISOF, and the Awards Gala.

ISOF Commanders Conference
ISOF is cancelled for 2020. Cancellation and refund information will be sent as soon as possible.

The 2020 International Special Operations Forces (ISOF) Week Capabilities Demonstration (CAPE Demo)
The CAPE Demo is cancelled for 2020.

USSOCOM Awards GalaThe Gala is cancelled for 2020. Cancellation and refund information will be sent as soon as possible. For more information please contact Andrea Lane, alane@NDIA.org.

Industry Gives Back Raffle
The Raffle will not be held this year, if you would like for your raffle ticket donation to go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, please Trish Wildt, twildt@NDIA.org.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation logo; a black circle with the words, 'Special Operations Warrior Foundation' around the rim and an image of a family and an American flag in the center of the circle.


SOFIC Exhibition
The 2020 SOFIC Exhibition has been cancelled. 

Exhibitors that had space for 2020 SOFIC will receive a first right of refusal on the same space for 2021 SOFIC. Sponsors will also receive a first right of refusal for their same sponsorship for 2021 SOFIC. We are still working through the full details and rebooking process but wanted to share this news with you as soon as possible.

Since companies from 2020 SOFIC will receive the opportunity to secure the same exhibit space for 2021 SOFIC, the Tier System will not be used for 2021 SOFIC.

Please contact Allison H. Carpenter, ahcarpenter@NDIA.org for more information.

We will be reaching out to all companies who have purchased a 2020 SOFIC sponsorship as soon as possible.  Please contact Abby Abdala, aabdala@NDIA.org for more information.

We will be reaching out to all companies who have purchased advertising in the 2020 SOFIC Show Guide as soon as possible.  Please contact Kathleen Kenney, kkenney@NDIA.org for more information.

Press Inquiries
Please direct all press inquiries to Evamarie Socha at esocha@NDIA.org or 703-247-2579. 

SOFIC Contacts

Christine M. Klein Trish Wildt
Sr. VP, Meetings, Divisions & Partnerships Associate Director, Meetings
703-247-2593 703-247-2586
cklein@NDIA.org twildt@NDIA.org


Registration & Housing Exhibits & Sponsorships
Experient Allison H. Carpenter, CEM, CMP
800-424-5249 Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships
847-996-5829 (International) 703-247-2573
SOFIC@experient-inc.com ahcarpenter@NDIA.org


Sponsorships Exhibits
Abby Abdala Sarah O’Hanley
Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships
703-247-9461 703-247-9460
aabdala@NDIA.org sohanley@NDIA.org


Advertising Press/Media
Kathleen Kenney Evamarie Socha
Director, Sales Director, Public Relations & Communications
703-247-2576 703-247-2579
kkenney@NDIA.org esocha@NDIA.org