Attendee Information

On-Site Badging and Identification

Upon arrival, you will need to bring a valid photo ID to show to the SOFWERX team to receive your badge.

Conference Program

There will be a printed copy of the program onsite. The agenda will include information about both days of the meeting.

On-site and SOFWERX Tour Information

Image of SOFWERX's Foundry; a large open room with concrete floors and large machinery. In front of the viewer is a table which sits a scale and other test instruments.

SOFWERX opens promptly at 8:00 am. You will not have access into the building prior to 8:00 am. 

Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting room. Details will be provided upon your arrival to SOFWERX.

During this meeting, attendees will also have an opportunity to take a short tour of the SOFWERX facility and learn more about SOFWERX’s current projects for USSOCOM. This tour will be built into the meeting’s agenda, open to both domestic and foreign attendees, and has no clothing/shoe requirements. 


Appropriate dress for the symposium is business attire. Please note: No military uniforms are permitted at the SOFWERX headquarters. 


Parking for this event is available in SOFWERX's Special Event Parking lot. Please use this address:

Special Event Parking
2203 E 2nd Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

The parking lot is a grass lot with a red wood stained fence, approximately two blocks from the SOFWERX Headquarters.

SOFWERX General Information

SOFWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement, established in September of 2015, between DEFENSEWERX and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Located in Tampa, FL, SOFWERX has a very dynamic environment designed to create a rate of return on collision for all participants. Through the use of our growing ecosystem, promotion of divergent thought, and neutral facilitation, our goal is to bring the right minds together to solve challenging problems. Visit for more information. 

DEFENSEWERX (DWX) is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization headquartered in Niceville, FL. Modeled after the rapid innovation and problem solving necessary to modify and deploy B-25 bombers from aircraft carriers, DWX provides technology transfer, innovation, collaboration, prototyping, workforce development and STEM outreach. DWX has five innovation hubs located across the U.S. including SOFWERX, Doolittle Institute, AFWERX Vegas, MGMWERX and ERDCWERX.

For more information about SOFWERX, including a listing of recommended hotels and local restaurants, please download the SOFWERX Welcome Packet