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25th Annual Training Conference

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • 08:00
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • 17:00
  • DECC 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth MN 55802


  • pass for event staff
    Requires Approval
  • Our full 3-day training conference including meals and awards banquet.
    Attendees will receive an email to choose Sunday hands-on courses.
  • Instructor pass

Registration is closed

Membership must be current to register!

Our 25th Annual Training Conference has the best courses for your teams and promises a great vendor show! Registration includes meals and reservation at our annual awards banquet.

Host hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites

Use this link SOTA 2021 or call 218-722-1202 to reserve now.

Mention the SOTA room block for conference room rate of $119 plus taxes or $149 plus taxes for suites. We have Saturday rooms blocked also, but prices are higher.

Meals provided

Sunday's First Tactical BBQ Lunch

Sunday Evening Welcome Party - Location TBD

Monday Breakfast and Opening Ceremony - DECC

Monday Lunch - DECC

Monday Night Annual Awards Banquet - DECC

Tuesday Breakfast with Tradeshow - DECC

Tuesday Lunch - DECC

Sunday Training

  • CNT-Christmas Day Standoff
  • CNT-Red Zone Offense/Elements of Hostage Situation
  • Water Confidence Operations
  • Advancing the Sniper Skills
  • Tactical Retrograde and Downed Officer Extraction
  • Agency SWAT K9 – SWAT K9 Integration
  • Armored Vehicle Safety Operations
  • Less Lethal Certification by Safariland
  • Core Concepts in Rifle & Handgun
  • High Angle Sniper Operations
  • Resolution of Critical Incidents with Command Post Operations and Tactical Exercises
  • Suck Less With Training: Pistol
  • Suck Less With Training: Rifle
  • Ambush/QRF Active Incident Response: Live Fire Range

Monday Sessions

  • CNT Incident Debrief - Tensas State Bank, St. Joseph LA, Hostage
  • CNT Incident Debrief - Graduate Hotel/UofM Hostage
  • Pre-Range Dry Fire Program - Developing Better Shooters
  • Incident Debrief-Push vs. Hold; Deciding Between Risk and Reward
  • Incident Debrief-Sovereign Citizen Barricaded Suspect .50 cal deployment
  • Incident Debrief-High Risk Search Warrant and Officer KIA
  • Incident Debrief-I94 Vehicle Standoff with Armed Suspects
  • UAV / Drone Operations in SWAT
  • SMEAC: Operational Planning for Success
  • Behavior Based CQB Presentation by 88 Tactical
  • Incident Debrief-Delaware State Patrol Homicide and Stand Off

Tuesday Sessions

  • Keynote TBA**
  • Bank to Runway – mobile bank robbery with hostages, presented by Bart Branyon, Retired Kansas City Metro
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