What to expect at the 55th annual DRJ Fall World Conference

As our clients and highly satisfied customer base can attest, Continuity Centers never fails to come through in the clutch when the unforeseeable arrives. So it's only fitting that we will be on hand for an annual event that's as certain as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west – the Disaster Recovery Journal's Fall World Conference, a must-attend for all business owners who are serious about continuity and emergency planning.  

In its 55th year, the DRJ Fall World 2016 – held at the fabulous JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in the heart of Arizona's capital city – is rather appropriately titled, considering that it's world-renowned and draws business experts, like Continuity Centers, from around the globe. We're truly privileged to be able to provide our expertise, along with our fellow experts in the disaster recovery industry, on how to weather the storm, no matter what form it comes in. Taking place over four days, from Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, the 55th annual conference is not only a great place to learn, but it's also a veritable hub for networking with other stakeholders and small-business owners in a variety of industries.

"The pre-conference festivities begin on Sunday, Sept. 18."

General sessions start each day's proceedings
The four-day business continuity summit has all the hallmarks of being the best one yet, as the agenda is positively packed with workshops, seminars and sessions that are designed to keep entrepreneurs informed and prepared for life's travails. For example, following a brief meet and greet period allowing attendees to register and mingle, the proceedings start with three general sessions on Sept. 19 that cover a wide range of topics that virtually everyone will find applicable to them. The pre-conference takes place on Sunday starting at 8:30 a.m., but the kickoff to the main event is Monday morning.

The presentations last for about an hour and run back-to-back-to-back, beginning at 8:15 and ending just before lunchtime at 11:45 a.m. Topics covered will range from the lighthearted – like why it pays to bring levity to the office environment – to the more serious, where Dr. Melanie Irons of Charles Darwin University will discuss how communities and businesses have made it through moments of crises.

The workshops continue on Tuesday throughout the morning and into the early evening. Like Monday the general sessions kick things off, but later break off into more specialized topics, allowing attendees to get the most out of their experience and learn as though the conference is especially for them and their business continuity needs. Some of the issues broached will include how to respond to cyber attacks, how to think "outside the box" when it comes to continuity planning and ensuring a safe work environment for employees.

Post-conference classes also available
Even when the conference wraps up early in the day on Wednesday, Sept. 21 it's still not over. On Sept. 22, those who really want to get their fill can attend the post conferences. However, these do require an additional fee.

For more information on the schedule of events, visit the website where you can download the agenda. Also, if you're planning on going, be sure to swing by booth No. 204, where we'll be located. We're excited to meet you and as our vendors will attest, Continuity Center's singular mission is providing the very best in recovery services that meet the challenge every time when the going gets tough. Our 100 percent success rate speaks for itself. Plus, we'll be raffling off a high-definition television to one lucky winner that's sure to draw some attention.

Hope to see you in the desert on Sept. 18 for a conference unlike any other!