Registration Open for SOF Week 2024 in Tampa, Florida

SOF Week 2024 Registration

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation (GSOF) will co-host SOF Week in Tampa, FL, 6-10 May 2024.

SOF Week is an annual conference for the international SOF community to learn, connect, and honor its members – it is expected to draw more than 15,000 attendees.

Key highlights of SOF Week 2024 include:

  • An expanded exhibition hall, organized by USSOCOM Program Executive Office (PEO) areas
  • Extensive programming, to include senior leader keynote speakers, professional development seminars, industry engagements, networking opportunities, and non-profit interests
  • Live Capabilities Demonstration
  • USSOCOM Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • “SOF Week Campus” in downtown Tampa, around the Tampa Convention Center
  • Invitations for official representatives sent to approximately 100 U.S. partner nations

“We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters,” said Stuart Bradin, President and CEO, GSOF. “We look forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.”

At SOF Week, industry partners and exhibitors will hear from USSOCOM’s Acquisition Executive on command priorities and requirements, as well as identify emergent technologies and capabilities critical to SOF.

“SOCOM is bringing the globally distributed SOF community to Tampa for industry collaboration, professional development and networking,” said SOCOM Acquisition Executive Melissa Johnson. “The industry conference has attracted more than 600 exhibitors this year, proving the indispensable role that our industry partners play in the SOF network.”

The exhibition hall is organized by USSOCOM Program Executive Office (PEO) and Directorate areas of focus (Information Systems, Science and Technology, SOF Digital Applications, Special Air Warfare, Maritime, SOF Warrior, Services and SOF Support Activity) to facilitate meaningful interactions.

Other opportunities such as one-to-one meetings, small group roundtables, question-and-answer sessions, and networking opportunities are integral to the SOF Week agenda, providing ample opportunity for industry to government conversations.

“The value proposition of the week is to provide industry and government with meaningful opportunities to share ideas, provide updates, and discuss solutions to hard problems within the international SOF community,” said Johnson.

Registration is now open and required for all SOF Week participants. For more information, visit


The article above is a press release by the Global SOF Foundation – March 2024.

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