The social program will include an excursion to the Kennedy Space Center and informal social events on Friday evening and Saturday after the conference.

Saturday Social Excursion: On Saturday, July 16, we invite all registered attendees participate in a social event at Blue Springs State Park. We have contracted with Empire Coach Lines to provide transportation to Blue Springs State Park for a day of swimming, boating, tubing, and barbecue. Blue Springs is one of Florida’s natural treasures, with crystal-clear water which maintains constant temperature of 72 degrees F. Buses will depart the Celeste at 6:30 AM and return at 4:00 PM. The cost for the excursion, which includes transportation and food costs, is $100 + 3% CC fee, and tickets can be purchased using the link below.

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On Your Own: The interested visitor, of course, can book a cruise departing from nearby Port Canaveral or another of Florida’s many ports, plan excursions to the gorgeous Florida Keys, historic St. Augustine, Everglades National Park, and the stunning gulf coast beaches, or spend a day at any of the myriad entertainment parks in and around Orlando (Disney’s Magic KingdomEpcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom parks, Universal Orlando’s Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay, Legoland Florida, as well as SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove).

people enjoying themselves on a roller coaster
Central Florida is known as the theme park capital of the world, and has attractions for thrill seekers, film buffs, and foodies.
underwater view of manatees
At 72 C year round, the Blue Springs are warm for manatees in winter and cool for swimmers in summer.
white sand beach with cruise ship in the background
Not just a destination, Orlando can also be the jumping-off point for your next adventure.