Presidential Speaker Series

The Presidential Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus welcomes industry leaders, prominent alumni and important trailblazers in aviation, aerospace and related fields who will address our students, faculty and staff and the greater community.

Each dialogue may touch on a wide range of topics, including perspectives on effective leadership and groundbreaking technologies, while offering opportunities for thought-provoking interactions with the audience.

Each 90-minute Presidential Speaker Series event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available. Visit the campus map for more information on locations.

Announced Speakers for 2019-20

portrait of Mauro Atalla

Oct. 30, 2019: Mauro Atalla, Senior Vice President for Engineering & Technology, Collins Aerospace

"Aerospace Redefined" 

Lemerand Auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center 

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Bill Ayer

Feb. 11, 2020: Bill Ayer, Retired Chairman and CEO, Alaska Air Group

“Leading Through Turbulence: The Transformation of Alaska Airlines”

Lemerand Auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center 

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Barry Eccleston, Past CEO and President, Airbus Americas, Inc.

ERAU News

Former Airbus Americas Executive Outlines Top Five Future Challenges

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