SpeakER Series

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for the Fall 2018 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 (campus map), 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.

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, September 10: The Middle East: A General’s View

Retired Brigadier General Ernest Audino will provide an overview of the security situations in Syria and Iraq based upon personal insights from his own experiences. General Audino will also discuss the allied efforts to destroy the Islamic State, the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on independence and the general future for the region. A Q&A session with students and the general public follows the interview.

Monday, Sept. 24: Sustainable Growth in an Era of Expansion

In a panel discussion, executive director Clay Henderson of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience joins Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Jeff Brown and Dr. Taylor Mitchell to discuss challenges and opportunities for future regional development expansion. The program will include an audience Q&A session.

Monday, Oct. 15: Cyber Security and Election 2018

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, learn more about security in the election process during an engaging discussion between Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Gary Kessler and Dr. Philip Craiger, Florida Cyber Alliance’s Scott DeVault and Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis. Marc Bernier will moderate a Q & A session with the audience.

Monday, Oct. 29: The Venus Experience

Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Ashley Kehoe, Dr. Jason Aufdenberg, and Chaplain Dr. David Keck will discuss the theories and history behind the planet Venus. Attendees will also enjoy hearing Embry-Riddle’s Pep Band perform the music of Venus, under the direction of Brian Herget. The panel discussion, moderated by Marc Bernier, includes a Q&A session.

Monday, Nov. 5: The Pilot Shortage 2.0 - Where Are We Now?

In a panel discussion led by Dr. Ken Byrnes, the audience will hear the latest on the nationwide pilot shortage. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights. 

Thursday, Nov. 29 (Special time of 1 p.m.): Sorry Teacher- The Hacker Ate My Homework

Stacy Mill (CISO and Vice president, Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Spirit Aerosystems Inc.) will discuss cybersecurity and hacking in her presentation "Sorry teacher - The Hacker Ate My Homework." Doors open at noon and a Q&A will be included. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4: The Future of Transportation

Former Congressman Chairman of the House Transportation Committee John Mica will discuss "The Future of Transportation." A Q&A session will be included. Doors open at 6 p.m.


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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.