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.
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National Air and Space Museum
Ellen Stofan, Ph.D.
Director, National Air and Space Museum
February 4, 2019
Future of Urban Air Mobility
Dr. Pat Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle
February 22, 2019
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
Former CEO, President
Airbus Americas Inc.
Sep 27, 2019
Dr. Mauro Atalla
Collins Aerospace, SVP
Engineering & Technology
Oct. 30, 2019
Leading through the TurbulenceWilliam S. Ayer
Retired Chairman, CEO
Alaska Air Group
February 11, 2020
Aviation Outlook with Airbus
Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc.
May 13, 2020
What's Your Flight Plan
The Boeing Company
September 28, 2021
The Dynamic Drop Point
Vice President of Flight and Launch, Virgin Orbit
April 20, 2022
Phoenix Air: Special Equipment, Missions and Unmanned Aircraft
WIlliam E. Lovett
Managing Director, Phoenix Air Unmanned, LLC
Dent M. Thompson
Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Pheonix Air Group, Inc.
November 15, 2022
The Secretive Ingredients for a Disruptive Aviation Company
Gianfranco "Panda" Beting
Azul Airlines and Breeze Airways Co-Founder
March 7, 2023