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DRJ’s Fall World 2011 Another ‘Huge Success’

Disaster Recovery Journal had another successful show at Fall World 2011, Sept. 11-14, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

“We again heard wonderful comments on the sessions, workshops and the overall event,” said DRJ President Bob Arnold. “We strive to ensure we are covering the pressing issues facing business continuity professional today. I believe, from the collected conference evaluations, DRJ’s Fall World ‘11 was one of our highest rated shows to date! We would like to thank not only all of our attendees, but the wonderful presenters for making it such a huge success.”

DRJ’s 45th conference drew more than 930 registered attendees to San Diego with more than 1,200 in total attendance.

“We also had a huge turnout at our certification reception on Sunday afternoon,” said Arnold. “Industry leaders John Copenhaver (BCI), Jim Nelson (ICOR), and Cheyenne Haase (BC Management) discussed the future of business continuity professional certification. We are extremely proud to announce partnerships with both The BCI and ICOR.”

DRJ Fall World 2011 Gold Sponsor Send Word Now sponsored Mardi Gras-themed party for the Monday Night Hospitality.

“Send Word Now hosted another great party Monday evening,” said Arnold. “Our attendees really enjoyed themselves.”

Other conference sponsors included COOP Systems, eBRP Solutions, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, Recovery Point, SunGard, MIR3, Strategic BCP, xMatters, Atlantic.Net, Cassidian, EMC², Ernst & Young, EVault, Everbridge, Fusion Risk, KPMG, Recall, Verizon Wireless, Volo Recovery, Mail-Gard, Forrester Research, FedEx Custom Critical, Business Continuity Institute, and Public and Private Business Inc.

“The exhibit hall again featured the leading service providers in the BC/DR space,” said Arnold. “You can still browse the online exhibitor guide at DRJ.com if you were not able to join us in San Diego.”

Sharon Meier won the $500 attendance prize drawing while Timothy Colon and Robin Whitley each won $250. All three attendees also won a free pass to a future DRJ conference.

“Planning is already underway for Spring World 2012 in Orlando,” said Arnold. “Our new senior level track is an exciting addition to our stellar lineup of sessions.”

DRJ’s Spring World 2012 will take place March 25-28, 2012, at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. For more information, see pages 67-71.

Jon Seals is an award-winning journalist and the editor in chief of Disaster Recovery Journal. Seals is a member of the Disaster Resource Guide Editorial Advisory Board and the Mid-America Contingency Forum.

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