Canaveral Council of Technical Societies Events Calendar

December 2018 Note: This calendar and updates are also available on the CCTS Website,
Canaveral Council of Technical Societies Notice As a member of one of The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies’ Professional Societies, you are encouraged to participate in CCTS events. The CCTS main mission is to promote and support the technical, scientific, engineering, and professional organizations of the area in a manner that will enhance the identity and professional stature of the member societies.
Space Congress® Advance Notice Please save the date for the 46th Space Congress® — February 26, 27 and 28 at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral, and a Cocoa Beach Golf Course Outing on Friday March 1, 2018. Links to both events are on the CCTS Home Page:

Society Meetings and Events

NSCFL Holiday Social at Fish Lips, Port Canaveral

Please join the National Space Club Florida Committee for their Holiday Social, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 4:00-7:00PM at Fish Lips, Port Canaveral. Just $10 for great food, drinks, and more. Advance reservation is closed, tickets may be sold at the door. There will be an ugly sweater and crazy hat contest. Please bring canned food to share. One night special: Join the National Space Club Florida Committee at Fish Lips and receive $5 off the annual $35 membership dues.

NASA Alumni League (NAL) Holiday Luncheon

It’s time for holiday cheer and a great NASA Alumni League, Florida Chapter luncheon on December 18th at the KSC Visitor Complex. Our resident DJ, Sam Haddad, will provide the music; Delaware North’s chefs will provide the food and beverages; and there will be door prizes, fellowship, and fun for all who attend. NOTE: There is a SpaceX launch the day of our holiday luncheon, window is 9:24-9:50am. Please plan for traffic accordingly. Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for invited guests. Cutoff for Registration is noon Sunday, December 16th. The event check-in opens at 11:00 and you will need your NALFL Member Badge or a parking pass for complimentary parking at the KSC VC. Please do not arrive early. Visit our website at or call Bev Merrilees at 321-452-5426.

AIAA Holiday Social at Playalinda Brewing

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cape Canaveral Section Holiday Social will be held Tuesday December 18, 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Playalinda Brewing – Brix Project, 5220 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780. E-mail

ASSP Space Coast Chapter No December Meeting.

Advance Notice: January Meeting Features Gatorland Safety Manger There will be no December meeting of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Space Coast Chapter. Please plan to attend our 1st meeting of 2019 on Jan. 11th. The topic is “Sharing Space with Florida Wildlife”. Robert Garza, Gatorland Safety Manager will discuss how to safely co-exist with the alligators, snakes, and other “critters” that call Florida home. Meetings are held 11:30am-1:00pm at Sonny’s BBQ, 2900 Cheney Highway, Titusville (exit 215 I-95) in an effort to be more convenient to our Brevard and Volusia County members. Lunch is included in the registration price; $20 members, $25 nonmembers $10 students. Register at

Professional Development Opportunities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Jan. 2019 Registration Open

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently registering for the January 2019 term. Classes can be taken through the Space Coast campus, Online, or EagleVision Home modalities. For more information please visit: or contact Naomi Coleman at 321-783-5020.
Advance Notice: ACFS Safety Day 2019 to be Held March 27, 2019 in Orlando The Alliance for Central Florida Safety (ACFS) is pleased to announce Safety Day 2019 will be on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at the Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. This year as part of the program we are offering the “Compression Only CPR” during the 3:00 – 4:00 pm hour. Attendees who participate will learn techniques on how to administer life-saving medical care and will be given a certificate of participation. The early registration cost is $20 before December 31st, 2018. After December 31st, the registration cost is $30 and $50 at the door. Cost includes parking, buffet lunch and ASSP CEUs.

CCTS Member Societies and Executive Committee Meetings Members AACE – North Florida Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International The Board of Officers and Directors meets every other month September through May, on second Thursdays immediately following the Section meeting. AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cape Canaveral Section AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers, East Central Florida Section ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Space Coast Chapter ASHRAE Space Coast Chapter has Board of Governor meetings via teleconference when announced. To participate, e-mail ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canaveral Section ASSP – American Society of Safety Professionals, Space Coast Chapter FREA – Florida Renewable Energy Association IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Canaveral Section IEEE -Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Melbourne Section INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering, Space Coast Chapter MSRPI – Missile, Space and Range Pioneers, Inc. NAL – NASA Alumni League, Space Coast Chapter NASA Alumni League Executive Board Meetings are held just prior to the beginning of the monthly Luncheon.
NMA-FSCC – National Management Association – Florida Space Coast Council NSCFL – National Space Club – Florida Committee PMI – Project Management Institute, Space Coast Florida Chapter SAME – Society of American Military Engineers, Space Coast Post

Associate Members SpaceTEC – NSF National Center for Aerospace Technical Education ________________________________________________________________________ This calendar is prepared by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies and distributed to Chairs/Presidents and CCTS Representatives of Member Societies. Societies may feel free to redistribute this calendar to their memberships. To submit an item for inclusion in an upcoming CCTS events calendar, please email