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Special Operations Nexus Summit

30 July, 2018 - 1 August, 2018, Tampa, FL, United States

The Multi Domain Battlefield

The complexity of the modern global conflicts requires the SOF community to engage in extensive joint, combined and inter-agency operations in order to achieve the military and strategic objectives. To compete and face the various emerging threats, operational objectives and the complexity of the Unconventional  warfare the SOF community needs leverage emerging and innovative technologies, share information and act in a collaborative and connected way.

"Special Operations  -  Nexus" , will  explore the current trends, challenges and needs of the Special Operations Community, and the future solutions for the "Multi-Domain Battlefield" where the competition is in the Physical, Virtual and Cognitive Domains.

Get an In-Depth Understanding on:

  • Congressional Approach for Future Special Operations Forces
  • Providing a Technological Overmatch Utilizing Commercial AI and Machine Learning Capabilities
  • Enhancing the Cognitive State of the Warfighters
  • Enabling Tactical Superiority by Utilizing Advanced Munitions
  • Expanding the Multi-Domain Maneuvers by Increasing Capabilities
  • ARSOF Operating Concept for 2035 and Beyond - Capabilities and Requirements for the Future Battlefield
  • Engaging Adversaries in the Cognitive Domain
  • SOCOM Futures Foundry Process - Investing in Tomorrow's Capabilities


Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
200 North Ashley Drive,
Tampa, FL, 33602, United States
Phone: (813) 223-2222

Stay in the center of it all at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel. Ideally situated on the Riverwalk, the waterfront hotel is well-placed for experiencing all that downtown Tampa has to offer.
Whether you're traveling for work, play or a bit of both, you'll appreciate the proximity to top local attractions like Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and Raymond James Stadium. Spend a day exploring the many things to do in Tampa's thriving Water Street district or historic Ybor City neighborhoods, both of which are situated near the downtown hotel. When you're ready to relax and recharge, return home and find thoughtful amenities like delicious New American dining at Rivers Edge restaurant, a picturesque waterfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Center. Unwind after a busy day exploring Tampa in one of our 277 recently renovated (and pet-friendly!) guest rooms and suites, all of which feature our Sheraton Signature BedŽ and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet.

The special room rate of $139 plus tax has been established to make your reservation process easy. Simply call 813 223-2222 and give the group name IQPC Special Ops. You must make your reservation no later than 5pm local time, July 13th, 2018. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference. You can also use the booking link below to make a reservation online.

Click here to book now!

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Workshop Day - July 30, 2018

Main Summit Day One - July 31, 2018

Main Summit Day Two - August 1, 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Congressman Scott Peters, SOF Caucus, U.S Congress
  • Colonel (Ret.) Robert A. Warburg, Director, G-9 (Concepts, Experimentation, Science and Technology and Capability Integration and Analysis Directorate), U.S. Army Special Operations Command
  • Dr. Hank Zhu, Program Manager,RD-NTD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Colonel Brandt Deck, Division Chief, Concept Development and Integration, U.S SOCOCOM
  • Dr. Robert Toguchi, Chief, Concepts Division, U.S. Army Special Operations Command
  • Dr. Jonathan Schroden, Director, Special Operations Program, CNA
  • John C. Bowling, Technical Expert, Avionics Architectures and Interoperability, AFLCMC/EZAC, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr. Thomas R. Searle, Course Director,College of Special Operations Joint Special Operations University, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  • Dr. Christopher Marsh, Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University
  • Ms. Linda Robinson, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Dr. Nicholas Kasdaglis, Human Centered Design Group Lead, MITRE


Event details

30 July, 2018
1 August, 2018
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
United States


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