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EVENTS ON April 20, 2015

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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Applications and Emergent Technologies

This technical workshop will discuss the current and future potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as "drones." Speakers will provide insight into infrastructure monitoring and inspection, package and cargo delivery, the evolution of the UAV market, and policy developments.

Confirmed Speakers:

Joe Burns, CEO, Sensurion Aerospace 
Michael E. Drobac,  Executive Director, Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Coalition (Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &; Feld LLP)
Sean McCann, President, MMIST Inc.

Registration Required.  Event is Free

To Register go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-applications-and-emergent-technologies-tickets-16490593810

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive McCormick Foundation Auditorium Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines - featured speaker: 2015 Patterson Transportation Lecture

34th Annual Wm. A. Patterson Transportation Lecture will feature the CEO of the world's largest airlines - Doug Parker

Speaker Profile:

W. Douglas Parker is chairman and chief executive officer of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company. Parker became CEO following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2013.Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Prior to the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just ten days before September 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.

Under Parker's leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance, and profit margins that outpaced most industry peers. Parker has been one of the most vocal proponents of airline industry consolidation, which has provided a more stable and competitive industry for employees, customers, communities, and stockholders.

Parker's experience prior to joining America West in 1995 includes four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and vice president of financial planning and analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines.

Parker received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and a master of business administration degree from Vanderbilt University in 1986. He serves on the board of directors for Valley of the Sun United Way.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Donald P. Jacobs Center 2001 Sheridan Road OLC Forum Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...