Icarus (Aviation Forum)

Icarus, a Greek mythological aviator, failed to heed his father Daedalus' sage advice about climbing too near the sun and died when his fledgling wings melted.

The Icarus Society, hosted by the Northwestern University Transportation Center, provides a public forum for the discussion and dissemination of a wide range of national and international issues impacting the aviation industry. The goal of the society is to share knowledge and ideas about all things relevant to aviation today with the widest possible audience. Formed in 2006, the Icarus Society promotes in-depth dialogue about airlines, aircraft manufacturing, aviation services, technology, government oversight, and significant elements of business aviation.

Previous Icarus Society Events

Icarus Society Steering Committee

Mark Ahasic (KSM '08)
Senior Airport Planner, Aviation Planning Practice, ARUP

Laurence Audenaerd  (CE-PhD ’11)
Senior Engineer Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, The MITRE Corporation
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Evan Baach (MPPA ’13)
First Officer, SkyWest Airlines; Partner & Co-Founder, First Segment LLC

Vicki Bretthauer (KSM '82)
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H. David Greenberg (KSM ’76)
President & CEO, Compass Group, Ltd.
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Aaron Gellman
Professor of Transportation, Northwestern University Transportation Center
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Diana Marek
Assistant Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center
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