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GSOF 10th Anniversary Reception


GSOF 10th Anniversary Reception

Help us celebrate 10 years of Global SOF, the professional association for the Special Operations Community!

Help us celebrate 10 years of Global SOF, the professional association for the Special Operations Community!

We’re excited to welcome you to Global SOF's 10th Anniversary Reception on May 6th,

at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, FL on the Monday of SOF Week 2024.

Join Us to Celebrate!

Register to Attend:

95% of Attendees:

Registration for this event can be purchased as an Add-On during your SOF Week Registration!

Please Register for SOF Week and select the "GSOF 10 Year Anniversary Reception" add-on ticket!

Visit the SOF Week Registration Page to get started.


5% of Attendees:

If you're 100% sure you won't be attending any other parts of SOF Week (the exhibit hall, the sessions, etc.), then this button is for YOU! Click below to register for JUST the GSOF Anniversary Reception (6 MAY) and/or the USSOCOM Awards Ceremony and Dinner (9 MAY).



All attendees must be 21 years old by May 6, 2024 to attend this event




GSOF is 10 Video


Accepted Badges:

1) SOF Week WITH "GSOF Anniversary Reception" listed at the bottom 

2) Anniversary Reception Only


Obtaining Your Badge:

OPTION 1: Pre-Print at Home

Check your inbox for an email with a link to a PDF badge you can print on your own. 

OPTION 2: Print at a SOF Week badge printing kiosk

Options and timing can be viewed here.


OPTION 3: Register On-Site (not recommended)

ID and payment will be required for onsite registrations. 


Walking Directions

Walking directions from the Tampa Convention Center to Sparkman Wharf. You can follow Channelside Dr. (upper route) or take the Tampa River Walk (lower route) 

    walking map

Click here for Google Map 

Arriving to the event by vehicle 


There are many ways to get to Global SOF Foundation’s Anniversary Reception; you can either walk, use rideshare, taxi OR use the TECO Line Streetcar System (please use Streetcar Station #8 – Amalie Arena Station).


Uber and Lyft are also available in the area, and we recommend using this method of transportation over a personal vehicle. 


Garrison Lot

615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

$2 hour / $15 max


Channelside Parking Garage

369 S 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

 $2 hour / $15.75 max

Ticket Type/ Pricing

Active Duty Military and Spouse / Dependent $20

Government Civilian and Spouse / Dependent $20

Lifetime Members of Global SOF $55

Representatives of Global SOF Corporate Partners $65

Annual Members of Global SOF $65

Industry Non-Members or Non-Partners of Global SOF $85

Complimentary Pass Information

Corporate Partner Complimentary Passes

The discount codes for Corporate Partner passes are applied automatically through SOF Week registration


Founding - 8 Strategic - 8

Sustaining - 5 Patron - 3

Small Business - 1 Academic - 1

Sponsors Complimentary Passes

As part of a sponsorship at the Anniversary Reception, sponsors will receive complimentary passes to the event.


$0-$5,000 = 1

$5,001 - $10,000 = 2

$10,001+ = 3


Q: What do I get with my entry fee?
A: This event includes a HUGE variety of food and beverages, including but not limited to a champagne station, beer garden, bourbon tasting, passed apps, margaritas, beer garden, old fashioneds, signature cocktail, food court, and much more! Plus there are activity stations ranging from a photo booth to live music, and the opportunity to learn about the capabilities of 45 SOF-focused companies. Did we mention that we expect around ~4000 attendees from the community to attend, making this the BEST networking event at SOF Week!?  Don’t delay–register ASAP!

Q: Why do I not get a free entry with my tabletop?
A: The tabletop provided free to you as a Corporate Partner is a huge perk that would cost thousands of dollars in most instances. Exhibitors are required to pay the much smaller individual entry fee for anyone staffing the tabletop.

Q: Is this a Widely-Attended Gathering?
A: We have submitted an application to USSOCOM for this event to be designated a Widely Attended Gathering, but it has not issued its decision yet. Please be advised that the Department of Defense (DoD) no longer provides "blanket" Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) determinations for external events. This event may qualify as a WAG under 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g). All personnel are strongly encouraged to consult with their supervisor or ethics advisor before attending.


Q: What Should I wear to the event?

Florida casual; think Hawaiian shirts, linen and fun prints! Since this venue is mainly outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. This is a rain-or-shine event (or heat)!



  • 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. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.