What is DRI2018?

Since the first event in 2012, DRI’s conferences have grown to become must-attend experiences for business continuity and resilience professionals. The conferences provide real education and networking opportunities, while maintaining a close-knit, intimate environment attendees prefer. Each year, the conference builds on the responses of its participants to curate a program that truly speaks to the interests and needs of experienced professionals, and involves them in highly-requested activities including professional development and community volunteerism.

Conference Program

DRI conferences are popular for their selection of breakout sessions tackling the most important issues facing the business continuity community, presented by carefully selected subject matter experts with experience in those topics. Presentations range from real-world case studies to lively discussions that engage the audience directly. Every session from past conferences is available for download as a PDF from DRI’s presentation library. To access them, click here and log into your MyDRI account (or create a new account – it’s free).


Praise for DRI Conferences
DRI conferences give attendees an event that speaks to them, offering a deep base of knowledge and a unique opportunity to network with other experienced professionals in business continuity and related fields. Here’s what just a few of those professionals had to say about the event:

I think a differentiator for this conference that is interesting is that everyone here is a [business continuity] professional. So you get a chance to have fellowship, if you will. A chance to get to know other professionals and learn a little bit about their area of expertise. Anthony Pizzitola, MBCP, Jones Lang LaSalle

It was the opportunity to sit in a room, to sit in sessions with like-minded individuals, not folks who are just interested in ‘What is this going to mean?’ or ‘This is something interesting,’ but people who really want continuity to learn and continue to grow, and that’s what comes up in these sessions, the level of engagement of the panel speakers really talks to folks who are committed to this industry. Ira Tannenbaum, CBCP, NYC OEM

The education here is meeting me at my level as a certified business continuity professional, that has been in my profession for years. I’m seasoned and I feel that when I come to this conference that every class I’m taking is elevating my knowledge, and so for that it’s well worth my time. Lissette Giorgi, CBCP, Wells Fargo & Co.

This [conference] is more comprehensive. This is really taught by professionals. They’re not trying to sell you something. They know their business. They are professionals, and they’re trying to teach you something. Something you can take back home. Pauline Williams-Banta, MBCP, The Energy Authority

I’ve been to all the DRI conferences. I really enjoy the closeness. I’m getting to know a lot of the people who attend this. I feel it does very good in becoming more in depth information provided. One of the things I really like about DRI and their conferences is that I get to spend a lot of time learning information from a bunch of different people, and getting different viewpoints within the industry. So it becomes more of a back and forth among professionals, as opposed to just going up and talking to vendors, and hearing the basics. I think that digging deeper is one of the things that I really like about this program. Dean Gallup, CBCP, Advantaged Solutions

I think that’s one of the things we like best about the DRI conferences, is that it seems like a much more intimate conference than a lot of the ones we go to. From a networking perspective everything is very friendly, very easy to talk to and there seems to be a lot of interesting in speaking with the vendors and participating in the sessions. Bill Venteicher, Dell Software