2019 Modern Warfare Symposium & Expo
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended dress/uniform?

Military: Service Dress/Class A or Duty Uniform
Civilian: Business Casual (jacket optional / no tie)

Where is the Symposium venue?

Iron Mike Conference Center - Fort Bragg
2658 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

Directions to Iron Mike Conference Center
1) Leave gate and as you go under Gruber Road Overpass move immediately to your far right hand lane and take the first exit from the All American Expressway to the ramp that goes up to Gruber Rd.

2) Turn right onto Gruber Rd. and stay in the right hand lane. Travel straight for 7/10th mile to the fourth (4th) stop light and then turn right onto Reilly Rd.

3) Stay in the right hand lane of Reilly Rd and travel 5/10th mile to the third (3rd) signal which is a Flashing Caution Light.

4) Turn right into the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center parking lot on your right --- You Have Arrived!!

Fort Bragg Map



How far away is the venue from the airport?

  • From the Raleigh-Durham Airport: 75 miles (rental car recommended)
  • From the Fayetteville Airport: 15 miles

Is transportation provided from the airport?

No, attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

What are my options for getting to/from the airport and hotel?

  • The local airports offer a variety of Car Rental options
  • Military Ft. Bragg Shuttle
  • Rideshare services are available in the Fayetteville Area
  • Local taxi companies can be researched here.

Should I rent a car?

We do recommend having access to a Rental Car in Fayetteville, especially if you fly into Raleigh-Durham and/or are staying off-base.

What are the requirements for Fort Bragg Base access?

Base Access
Industry attendees who do not have a military/government ID are required to enter through the All American Gate (5). Please click the link below to view a map and gate location.

All American Visitor Control Center
81575 All American Expy, Fort Bragg, NC 28310

Gate Locations

Proceed to the All American Visitor Control Center to receive a pass. You will be required to provide a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Once you receive your pass, follow the directions below to the Iron Mike Conference Center.

Important Base Access Information

NOTE: Foreign Nationals, please see the last bullet for detailed information with regard to obtaining a base pass.
  • All vehicles entering the post are subject to search.
  • In order to gain entry to Fort Bragg, all occupants 17 years or older must have a valid identification.
  • DoD affiliated or Federal Government ID card holders may access any lane at any ACP with any type of vehicle as long as the vehicle can safely negotiate the ACP.
  • All uniformed Service members and spouses, DoD employees, and retired uniformed Service Members and spouses can vouch for occupants in their immediate vehicle without showing an Identification Card, provided the Trusted Traveler vehicle operator possesses a valid DoD affiliated identification card.
  • All other personnel presenting U.S. driver’s license or state identification cards may access any ACP as long as they visit one of the two Visitor Control Centers at All-American or Knox Truck Plaza (Commercial Vehicles Only) and process and receive a Visitor Pass. Their vehicle will be subject to search. All Non-DoD affiliated personnel must process for and receive a visitors pass unless accompanied by a DoD affiliated ID Card holder that meet the trusted traveler requirements.
  • All commercial vehicles must access the Truck Plaza on Knox Street. The Installations definition for a Commercial Vehicle is:
  • Any vehicle as large as or larger than an enclosed 15-passenger van (not used for passenger transportation) OR any company vehicle pulling an enclosed trailer of any size, and all Civilian Fuel Trucks. This includes U-Haul Trucks, UPS/FedEx delivery vehicles, etc. The only exception to this definition applies to Active Duty Military CAC Card Holders only if the vehicle can safely negotiate the lane at FPCON normal or A.
  • Foreign Visitor (Any person other than a US citizen) must present a valid passport with visa, and I-94 (Arrival /Departure Record) or an alien resident identification card and must have a valid reason to enter the installation. If you are driving on base, you must present your driver's license as well.

Note: International Drivers license are only good with the drivers license from the driver’s native country. An International Drivers license is not valid in the country of issuance.

Once I am on-site, where do I check-in for the Symposium?

Please check in at the Registration Desk in the Foyer at Iron Mike Conference Center to get your name badge. We kindly ask you wear your badge at all times while at the Symposium.

Registration Desk Location: Foyer
Tuesday, 21 August: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 22 August: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, 23 August: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Is wireless Internet access available?

Basic open wireless connectivity (not for streaming, downloads, or demos) will be provided in the Expo Hall and shared among all attendees. For those exhibitors who already have a Spectrum/Time Warner Cable account, you are able to log on either as a guest or with your customer info following the directions here.

How do I become a Sponsor?

Contact Laurie Powell at LPowell@eventPower.com or (703) 740-1940 for more information.

Will Media be able to attend?

Members of the media are permitted to attend the opening/closing comments, keynote speeches, and SOF Slam presentations, but the panel discussions are closed to the media. Please click here to review the Media Ground Rules prior to attending.

Does GSF use an Event App?

Yes, we do! We use Whova which will give you the ability to enhance your event experience. You will be able to view the agenda, read speaker biographies, personalize your own schedule, connect with other attendees, scan business cards, check into sessions, and more. For iOS devices, you can download from the iTunes App Store; for Android devices, download from Google Play; for Blackberry/Window phones, it is available on the Web. Once downloaded, create an account, then look for the "2018 Modern Warfare Symposium”.

Additional download information can be found here.

Agenda and Speakers

Review the agenda and exhibiting companies to plan out your week.

Who should I contact about Corporate Partnership?

Steve Jones at sjones@globalsoffoundation.org

Who should I contact about GSF Marketing Opportunities?

Chelsea Hamashin at chamashin@globalsoffoundation.org

Who do I contact if I have a question on registration?

Shannon Coker at scoker@globalsoffoundation.org.

Who do I contact about Speaker participation.

Marnie Herren at mherren@eventpower.com
Maureen Domenech at mdomenech@globalsoffoundation.org

Social Media

Join the online conversation on the following platforms:

Event Hashtag: #ModernARSOF