Many Attendees Return for DRJ’s Fall World 2012
- Published on October 22, 2012
- Written by JON SEALS
Disaster Recovery Journal had another successful show at Fall World 2012, Sept. 9-12, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.
“It was great to so many attendees returning again after years of being away,” said DRJ President Bob Arnold. “We had another great turnout.”
DRJ’s 47th conference drew more than 900 registered attendees to San Diego with more than 1,200 in total attendance.
“We would like to thank not only all of our attendees,” said Arnold, “but the wonderful presenters, sponsors and exhibitors for making it such a huge success.”
DRJ Fall World 2012 Gold Sponsor Send Word Now sponsored a Las Vegas-themed casino night 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, Strategic BCP, SunGard, xMatters, MIR3, EVault, AT&T, Dell, Everbridge, Fusion Risk, Iron Mountain, IT Cadre, Regus, Verizon Wireless, Vocal, Volo Recovery, Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Forrester Research, International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR), and Public and Private Business Inc. (PPBI).
“The exhibit hall again featured the leading service providers in the BC/DR space,” said Arnold. “You can still browse Virtual World 2012 (www.drj-virtual.com) if you were not able to join us in San Diego.”
Manuel Ponciano, of GAEBD, won the $500 attendance prize drawing while Richard Fortson, of United Launch Alliance, and William Marotz, of Schneider Technology Services, each won $250. All three attendees also won a free pass to a future DRJ conference.
“We are sad to leave the Sheraton after 18 years,” said Arnold of the Fall World 2012 conference venue, “but we are extremely excited about our new home at the new Bayfront Hilton in downtown San Diego (see photo above). Among the many advantages for attendees, we’ll be able to have meals and exhibits in the same place like we do in Orlando.”
Speaking of Orlando, DRJ’s Spring World 2013 will take place March 17-20, 2013, at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. For more information, see pages 59-65.
“Our senior advanced track was a big success last year,” said Arnold. “We’re planning another great conference in Orlando.”
Jon Seals is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience. He has been the editor in chief of Disaster Recovery Journal since 2001.