Each year during Engineer's Week the Wichita Council of Engineering Societies hosts a banquet for all the societies. The banquet consists of a social, Engineering Mini-Fair, dinner, award ceremony, and presentation.

The 2019 Banquet will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS. Our speaker is Steven Ericson, who is the Director of Advanced Design for the Spaceship Company. His talk is titled, Building Vehicles for Commercial Space Access. Steve is responsible for leading new development programs at TSC including SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo follow-ons, configuration studies, transportation systems studies, hypersonic vehicle studies and other proprietary efforts. He has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of engineering, integrated product design, equipment development, DFMA and management for projects including high altitude aircraft, high speed aircraft, VTOL, lighter than air vehicles, spacecraft, missile systems and watercraft.