Tampa is the proud host of the premiere special operations forces industry conference (SOFIC)
and expo conveniently located just minutes from USSOCOM headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
Treasure awaits around every corner in Tampa Bay. Adventurers find year-round sunshine—perfect for exploring this waterside destination.
Discover affordable luxury hotels, accessible family-friendly entertainment and unique nightlife hotspots. Enjoy such great local attractions as Busch Gardens Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and events at Amalie Arena.
Golf. Paddleboard. Sail and eBoat. Shop urban-chic boutiques. Savor world-class cuisine. And more!
The rich “Cigar City” history of Ybor City is just a streetcar ride from the downtown waterfront. And craft brewing has flourished in Tampa Bay, producing dozens of award-winning craft breweries and pubs.
Thank you for providing Tampa Bay with the opportunity to host the 2017 WIDA National Conference at the Tampa Convention Center!