(as of 4/21/20)
This page will be updated regularly as new information is available.
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 sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through the many details regarding SOFIC and look forward to seeing everyone at 2021 SOFIC.
For attendees who booked hotel accommodations through our official housing company Experient, your reservation will automatically be cancelled and there is no need to do anything further. If you booked directly with a hotel, you will need to call the hotel to cancel your reservation.
Cancellations & Refunds
Thank you for your continued support of SOFIC and NDIA and for your understanding during these challenging times. We also appreciate your patience as we work through the refund process for SOFIC, ISOF, and the Awards Gala. Please expect your refund within 6-8 weeks.
ISOF Commanders Conference
ISOF is cancelled for 2020. Cancellation. All registrants will receive a full refund.
Can I apply my registration to vSOFIC?
Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer the registration to vSOFIC. If interested, please go to vsofic.org to register.
All SOFIC exhibitors will receive a refund of all funds that were paid for booth space. Digital promotional add-on packages will not be refunded as these opportunities have already been showcased. If your company is interested in rolling over 2020 SOFIC exhibit space payment to 2021 SOFIC, please complete a SOFIC 2020 to 2021 Payment Rollover Survey.
All SOFIC sponsors will receive a refund for funds paid for sponsorships. Sponsorship monies may be applied to vSOFIC, any other NDIA event or refunded.
Companies that secured meeting space through NDIA, will receive a full refund. We will do our best to accommodate the same meeting space secured for 2020 SOFIC for 2021 SOFIC, but this not guaranteed.
2021 SOFIC Exhibit Space
All 2020 SOFIC exhibitors will have the first right of refusal on the same booth space for 2021 SOFIC. All exhibitors will be contacted this summer with more information.
2021 SOFIC Sponsors
All 2020 SOFIC sponsors will receive first right of refusal for the same sponsorship package for 2021 SOFIC (if available). Please look for more information over the summer.
The 2020 International Special Operations Forces (ISOF) Week Capabilities Demonstration (CAPE Demo)
The CAPE Demo is cancelled for 2020.
USSOCOM Awards Gala
The 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.
The 2020 SOFIC Exhibition has been cancelled.
2020 SOFIC exhibitors will receive first right of refusal on the same space for 2021 SOFIC. Full details on the rebooking process will be sent over the summer.
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.
Sponsors will also receive a first right of refusal for their same sponsorship for 2021 SOFIC (if available). All SOFIC sponsors will be contacted regarding their sponsorships.
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.
Please direct all press inquiries to Evamarie Socha at esocha@NDIA.org or 703-247-2579.
Please let us know of any questions. We are happy to help or talk through any concerns or questions.
May 11-15, 2020
vSOFIC will be an opportunity for USSOCOM communicate their capability needs and for industry to have the opportunity to tell them what you have to offer in a virtual platform. The on-line format will focus on USSOCOM’s unmet software, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytic needs in web-based Information Operations, Mission Command systems and Hyper Enabling our Operators at the edge in the cognitive domain.
Visit vSOFIC.org for more information.
May 17-20, 2021
Tampa Convention Center
|Christine M. Klein||Trish Wildt|
|Sr. VP, Meetings, Divisions & Partnerships||Associate Director, Meetings|
|Registration & Housing||Exhibits & Sponsorships|
|Experient||Allison H. Carpenter, CEM, CMP|
|800-424-5249||Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships|
|Abby Abdala||Sarah O’Hanley|
|Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships||Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships|
|Kathleen Kenney||Evamarie Socha|
|Director, Sales||Director, Public Relations & Communications|