Registration for 2022 SOFIC is now closed.

Conference registration includes:

  • Sessions Monday - Thursday
  • Breakfasts
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall
  • Tuesday Reception in the Exhibit Hall

All in-person attendees will have the option of adding on the virtual conference for $50.

In-Person Meeting Guidelines

By registering for this event, you agree to follow NDIA’s COVID-19 In-Person Meeting Guidelines found on the Health and Safety Guidelines Page.


Safety & Security

Your safety and security are important to us. For SOFIC, we continue to implement enhanced security measures. Here is what you can expect and should prepare for as you plan your SOFIC experience:

Registration Requirements

You must present a government-issued photo ID to pick up your badge on-site. Each person must pick up their own badge. 

Tips to Speed Up Your Entrance

Leave luggage, large bags, and bulky clothing at your hotel. No coat or luggage check will be available at the convention center.

Plan ahead! Allow extra time to enter show venues and arrive at meetings and events.

Bag Search & Security Procedures

For security purposes, first time access for all attendees to the Tampa Convention Center is via the Channelside Entry on the second level. Here you will go through security and are subject to bag checks. Once registered with your conference badge, you will be able to access all entrances.

  • All items and bags carried will be carefully inspected upon entry to the TCC which may include a personal wanding.
  • SOFIC Security strongly discourages guests/vendors from bringing Backpacks, Bags, Luggage, Parcels and Briefcases. If the aforementioned items are necessary, they will be subject to search at all times and access to the TCC will be delayed for these searches.
  • Recommended bags are to be no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, unless using the official SOFIC clear backpack provided. If using the official SOFIC backpack you will be able to be visually inspected processed through the entry points faster.  
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
  • Any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous may be prohibited at the discretion of SOFIC security personnel.

*Exhibitors/Vendors may bring materials in larger cases, but they will be searched and wait times will be longer for entry to the facility. 
It is strongly encouraged that exhibitors ship any items ahead of time to the advanced warehouse. Shipping information can be found in the GES exhibitor service kit.

Weapons and Prohibited Items

Guests, including law enforcement personnel not present in an official capacity, are prohibited from bringing weapons into the TCC. TCC does not provide lockers of any type. Weapons include, but are not limited to, the following: firearms, explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, clubs, batons, martial arts instruments, pepper spray, tear gas and knives. Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the TCC or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will not be permitted entry into the TCC.

Please Note: All large bags and pelican cases will be searched. Please be sure to leave sufficient time to get through security and registration.


Please contact our registration and housing customer service team:

Attendee Customer Service: or (864) 342-6346 
Exhibitor Customer Service: or (864) 208-2868

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

3/1/2022 - 4/8/2022
4/9/2022 - 5/6/2022
5/7/2022 - 5/19/2022
Government: U.S. Active Duty Military
Complimentary | Please contact Trish Wildt at for registration code.
Government: U.S./DoD and Foreign
Government: Foreign Active Duty Military
Industry: NDIA Member
Includes NDIA members and affiliates (NTSA, PSA, WID)
Industry: Non-NDIA Member
Small Business
Company must be a Corporate NDIA member with defense-related annual revenue of $10 Million revenue or less.
Tampa Bay Chapter
Tampa Bay Chapter members receive a 10% discount. Please email Trish Wildt at to receive discount code.
Exhibit Hall Only Attendee
Exhibitors should not be registered under this category. Exhibitors will need to have an exhibitor badge in order to access the hall before and after hours.
Complimentary | Please contact Trish Wildt at for registration code.
Industry: NDIA Member - One Day Only
Includes NDIA members and affiliates (NTSA, PSA, WID). One day only registration includes Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday options.
Industry: Non-NDIA Member - One Day Only
One day only registration includes Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday options.
Small Business: One Day Only
One day only registration includes Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday options.
Virtual Active Duty and Press
Virtual NDIA Member
Virtual Non-Member
Virtual Small Business and Tampa Chapter
Virtual Foreign Active Duty Military
Gala Tickets


Registration Cancellation Policy

All cancellation and substitution requests must be made in writing by contacting customer service at Cancellations for all registration categories received by May 6, 2022 will receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for this event after May 6, 2022. Substitutions for this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Refunds are not given for no shows.

Login sharing is strictly prohibited. There will be no refunds given for technical difficulties.

NDIA reserves the exclusive right to modify, postpone/reschedule, or cancel this program for any reason. If there is an event cancellation, every attempt will be made to reschedule, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled event date. Any incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled event cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, NDIA will determine an equitable basis for the refund or credit of a portion or all of the registration fees, after due consideration of circumstances and expenditures.