SpeakER Series

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for the Fall 2017 SpeakER Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series, and host of "The Marc Bernier Show" on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.

Each 90-minute SpeakER Series event is free, open to the public and will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. All events begin at 7 p.m. with seating available beginning at 6 p.m. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating. Click here for a map of the campus.

All SpeakER Series events can be heard on a tape delayed basis on WNDB on "The Marc Bernier Show", selected weekday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and subsequent BookMarc radio presentations, Saturdays at 9 a.m. Videos of all SpeakER Series programs can be seen on Embry-Riddle's YouTube channel a few days after the event.

Monday, Sept. 11: An Evening with Sulome Anderson

Journalist and author Sulome Anderson will discuss her book, The Hostage’s Daughter, a memoir and investigation of her father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity in Lebanon by terrorists. Moderator Marc Bernier will interview her, with Q&A from the audience and book signing. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19: Jeff Hoffman on Entrepreneurship

A founder and CEO of many public and private companies, Jeff Hoffman will speak on issues relating to business entrepreneurs, then join moderator Marc Bernier for a Q&A session with students. His talk is presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Embry-Riddle’s College of Business. 

Monday, Oct. 23: An Evening with James Woolsey

Former CIA director James Woolsey will be interviewed by moderator Marc Bernier for a discussion on the top issues relating to intelligence gathering and usage in the defense of the nation. A Q&A with students and the general public will follow the interview. 

Wednesday, Nov. 1: The Jupiter Experience

In cooperation with Embry-Riddle chaplain David Keck, the university’s Pep Band will perform “Jupiter” from the orchestral suite The Planets composed by Gustav Holst. A panel of Embry-Riddle scholars will join moderator Marc Bernier for a discussion on Jupiter and its role in astronomy and history.

Monday, Nov. 13: Embry-Riddle Alumni SpeakER Series Live

In coordination with the office of Alumni Relations, an alumnus/a will discuss a current topic, industry news, and/or projections related to his or her profession and expertise. Topics and alumni guests will be announced at a later date. Join moderator Marc Bernier for an informative and live-streamed event.

Monday, Nov. 20: An Evening with Bob Schieffer

The CBS newsman and former moderator of “Face The Nation” will discuss the changing way Americans get their news and the last presidential election, which he covers in his new book, Overload. Speaker Series Director Marc Bernier will interview Schieffer, followed by Q&A from the audience and book signing.


The media are invited to photograph/videotape all SpeakER Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.

CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications & Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198;