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The Presidential Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus welcomes industry leaders, prominent alumni and trailblazers in aviation, aerospace and related fields into a conversation with students, faculty, staff and the greater community.

A student moderator leads these interviews, with a focus ranging from effective leadership and groundbreaking technologies to insights into the workforce and industry trends.

Each 90-minute event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium. The series and campus parking are free.

The Willie Miller Instructional Center is located near the middle of campus, west of the
Mori Hosseini Student Union, and closest to parking lots Armstrong, Mustang, and Falcon.

A recap of each event is posted and you can use the links below to watch on YouTube.

Previous Speakers

Future of Space in Florida

Congressman Ron DeSantis
April 18, 2017

National Air and Space Museum

Ellen Stofan, Ph.D.
Director, National Air and Space Museum
February 4, 2019

Pat Anderson

Future of Urban Air Mobility

Dr. Pat Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle
February 22, 2019

Alfred Flowers

A Conversation with the Longest-Serving Airman

Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers
Unites States Air Force (Ret.)
April 18, 2019

50 Years of Aerospace: Past and Present

Barry Eccleston
Former CEO, President
Airbus Americas Inc.
Sep 27, 2019

Aerospace Defined

Dr. Mauro Atalla
Collins Aerospace, SVP
Engineering & Technology
Oct. 30, 2019

Leading through the Turbulence

William S. Ayer

Retired Chairman, CEO
Alaska Air Group

February 11, 2020

Jeff Knittel

Aviation Outlook with Airbus

Jeff Knittel
Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc.
May 13, 2020

What's Your Flight Plan

Tom Conard
Vice President
The Boeing Company
September 28, 2021

Recap