DRJ’s Spring World 2011 Sees Continued Growth
- Published on May 2, 2011
- Written by JON SEALS
Disaster Recovery Journal saw continued growth at Spring World 2011, March 27-30 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort.
“The show had a wonderful, positive feeling as it continues to grow back to the size before the economy woes,” said DRJ President Bob Arnold.
DRJ’s 44th conference saw another increase of nearly 100 attendees from last year, posting 920 registered attendees with more than 1,200 in total attendance.
“We had an incredible line-up of sessions and workshops,” said Arnold. “The attendees went away with a wealth of knowledge
“The feedback we received from everyone was incredibly positive. People were not only learning but doing so in a fun and enjoyable format.”
The expansive exhibit hall at Coronado Springs was also packed with cutting edge products and services to help attendees achieve the ultimate goal of creating a resilient organization.
DRJ Spring World 2011 Gold Sponsor Send Word Now sponsored a luau for the Monday Night Hospitality.
“Send Word Now hosted an extremely festive luau Monday evening,” said Arnold. “Attendees enjoyed authentic food, drinks, and traditional Hawaiian dancers.”
Other conference sponsors included COOP Systems, eBRP Solutions, Forsythe, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, Oracle, Recovery Point, Atlantic.Net, Booz Allen Hamilton, Emprimus LLC, MIR3, Strategic BCP, SunGard Availability Services, Consonus, EMC², Fusion Risk, Novell, Shermco Industries, SIOS, Verizon Wireless, Volo Recovery, xMatters, Attainium, Forrester Research, FedEx Custom Critical, Business Continuity Institute, DRII, and Public and Private Business Inc.
Matthew Paulson, CBCP, won the $500 attendance prize drawing while Angela Miele, CBCP, and Alison Phillips each won $250. All three attendees also won a free pass to a future DRJ conference.
“We are already deep into planning for the Fall World 2011 in beautiful San Diego. Hope to see you there. The theme for the Fall show will be Innovative Solutions Within Reach.”
DRJ’s Fall World 2011 will take place Sept. 11-14, in San Diego, Calif. 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.