New Solutions for Resiliency and Risk Management

It is what you know and who you know that will make the difference for your organization. This is why the DRJ Fall World schedule is designed to give you ample opportunity to connect and network with your peers and speakers. No other conference is focused on ensuring you do meet with the industry experts, innovators and business leaders who can help you expand your knowledge.

Between the Exhibit Hall, the Sunday evening reception, the networking breakfasts and the Monday night hospitality you’ll have a chance to mingle, relax, chat and make some lasting connections. After three days at DRJ Fall World 2016 you’ll have a long list of people you can turn to when you have questions about resiliency, business continuity and risk management.

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David Nolan, MBCI, is the CEO and founder of Fusion Risk Management, Inc with more than 30 years of experience in business continuity risk management. Nolan is a frequent contributor to industry forums providing webinars, blogs, articles and presentations.
Learn more about his session here!
Melissa Rhodes, is the business continuity administrator at Hospital Corporation of America. She uses communications skills refined through Toastmasters International to develop and share training and awareness programs throughout HCA and locally through BCP organizations.
Learn more about her session here!
Emy Dunfee, had more than 8 years of business continuity and incident management experience. Dunfee currently works for FirstBank in Colorado.
Learn more about her session here!
Stephanie Balaouras, is VP research director security and risk at Forrester. Balaouras leads a team of analysts at Forrester who provide research and advisory services.
Learn more about her session here!





  • "Great Conference! Well organized & very well managed."

    DRJ is your leader in all things business continuity — we're backed with more than 25 years of real industry experience and knowledge..

  • "I’ve been coming to these conferences for 20 years and I still learn something new every time I come!"

    DRJ hosts the largest and most comprehensive product exhibition that provides buyers with a first-hand look at technological advances that harness the power of the converged network.

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What People Are Saying!

Not only do we attract leading industry experts to speak at our conference but they also attend our conferences. Yes, you’ll be learning right alongside some of the top innovators, educators and thought-leaders in resiliency and risk management. Everyone appreciates the value of constant learning and DRJ Fall World 2016 is the best place to do it — learn from and with the best in the industry.

But don't just take our word for it. Listen to past attendees and what they have to say.

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Sunday - September 18, 2016

  • 8:30am - 11:30am Pre-Conference Courses - Continue
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm Onsite Registration Opens
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Product Demos

Monday - September 19, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m Onsite Registration

  • 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Exhibits/Product Demos

  • 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Product Demos
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Hospitality

Tuesday - September 20, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Registration/ Info Desk Open

  • 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Exhibits/Product Demos

  • 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes

Wednesday - September 21, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Information Desk Open

  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Post-Conference Courses

Hotel & Travel Information



JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

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The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa puts you first. With luxury amenities, personal service, 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert, and multiple relaxation options, your conference experience will be complete.

Combining superior conference facilities with fine and casual dining, premier golf at the Wildfire Golf Club and the award-winning Revive Spa, you’ll have one of your best DRJ conference experiences. Bring your entire family and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the desert.


Room Reservations and Rates

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Attendees may make reservations online here. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. You can also call 1-800-835-6206 to make your reservations. All attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Contact conference director Patti Fitzgerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for government room rates.

Guest Room Amenities:
Enjoy high-speed Internet, mini refrigerators and coffee makers in all rooms and suites. Slumber in style with luxurious bedding, Archive bath products and flat-panel TVs. Every room at our Phoenix family resort features climate control panels for personalized comfort.


Going Around Town (Phoenix)

Click here to find resources that will help you make the most of your visit, including tips and suggestions on things to do.

Car Rental:
If you’d like to rent a car our official car rental is Advantage Rent A Car. Call 800-277-5171 and mention discount code CD040C7C88 to get an additional discount. Learn more

Shuttle Reservation:
Get your discount for ground transportation through SuperShuttle. Learn more


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