2015 Pre- & Post-Conference Workshops

Complement your schedule by adding a pre - or post-conference workshop. Check out the new sessions for 2015!

2015 Conference Agenda

Featuring more than 70 sessions addressing a wide range of today's most important and relevant continuity topics. The industry's most complete educational program. 

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 Conference Program Now Available!

View the complete program by clicking on Agenda (above) or download the registration guide PDF (at the lower right).

Featured Keynote Speaker

Water and Disasters: The Impact of Thirst

Could water scarcity motivate a young man to commit an act of terrorism? Could contention for water break an American company’s supply chain? Could management of water give a country a competitive advantage? The three stories in Nat’s presentation illustrate ways that water will affect business continuity practitioners in the 21st century.



Nathaniel L. Forbes


Forbes Calamity Prevention


Compelling and Relevant Content

Featured Session

The Evolution of Go Daddy’s Business Continuity Program 
Ruben Mariscal and Michael Ray, Go Daddy

This presentation will focus on Go Daddy’s BCP program from its inception to the current day. Customer service has always been the driving force behind how Go Daddy grows and what kind of exercises they participate in. The presenters will talk about the formation of the Crisis Management Team and how Go Daddy drives change in their organizations, maintains solid relationship with senior leaders, leverages brand sentiment metrics and uses drills to validate and let the data speak for itself

Session Takeaways: How to get involved with day-to-day activities, using past failures to drive change and “Automate Automate Automate.”

The conference program is now complete… CLICK HERE to review.

More than 70 breakout sessions... the industry's most comprehensive educational program.  Content is efficiently categorized into meaningful tracks:

  • Case Studies
  • Emerging Issues 
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Program Development, Methodology, and Measurement
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Technology Enablement
  • Ask the Experts                 

PRE- and POST-Conference Workshops


Pre- Conference Sessions

  • Advanced IT DR/Infrastructure Resiliency Workshop (Two-day workshop)
  • Don’t “Present”, Persuade! The three essentials of a persuasive presentation – and how you can use them to change your world (One-day workshop)
  • Are You Prepared for Workplace Violence? (Half-day workshop)

Post- Conference Sessions

  • CMC 2050 — Crisis Communications Planner (Two-day workshop)
  • TI 2050:  Critical Environments Technology Professional (Two-day workshop)
  • Cyber Risk and Resilience Management Program (One-day workshop)
  • Learn To Create A Table Top Exercise — An Exercise In Business Continuity/COOP Preparedness! (Half-day workshop)
  • The BCI Business Impact Analysis Masterclass (One-day workshop)
  • The Crisis and Incident Management Masterclass (One-day workshop)


Sponsor Spotlight

Please be sure to join us on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the "Get Certified" Welcome Reception sponsored by the Business Continuity Institute.  This is your early opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and enjoy some light fare and beverages.  Location: Talking Stick Resort Salt River Ballroom Balcony.
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity (www.thebci.org).  Be sure to visit them in Booth #215 and check out their post-conference classes.

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