We pack our agenda with engaging, interactive and purposeful sessions that give you the skills and tools you need to put business continuity into practice.


It’s not easy to stay up-to-date with latest trends and technology in business continuity. Innovation and change are inevitable. At DRJ Spring World 2016, you’ll have ample opportunity to learn from those who are responsible for the changes and innovation in our industry. Learn from and with the best at DRJ Spring World 2016.

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Dr. Nader Mehravari,
Dr. Nader Mehravari, Carnegie Mellon University Dr. Nader Mehravari is with the CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at the Carnegie Mellon University. Mehravari has over 33 years of experience in leading and performing technical, business, research, and teaching activities.

Learn More about his session, ABCs of Operational Resilience Industry
Robert Chandler
Robert C. Chandler Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert on communication topics related to disaster, crisis and emergency contexts.

Learn More about his session, The Six Stages of Crisis Communication Planning Model
Laura Mosley
Laura Mosley, Southern Wine & Spirits of America Laura Mosley is the business continuity program manager for Southern Wine & Spirits of America, with more than 30 years of experience in business continuity and disaster.

Learn More about her sesson, Business Continuity Outside The Box
Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert, Ripcord Phil Lambert is the president and founder of Ripcord. He has more than 20 years of experience with management positions at two Fortune 500 companies.

Learn More about his sesson, Continuity Awareness, Training and Exercise: The Right Way


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    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 is 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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    Agenda PDF

    See what's in store for you at DRJ Spring World 2016! DRJ hosts the premier business continuity conferences in the industry. Our goal is to provide you with the education, networking, and knowledge you need to succeed. Click here to download it!

  • Submit Your Call for Papers Today!
    Submit Your Call for Papers Today!

    Be part of the top business continuity conference in the industry and reap the benefits and rewards of being a conference speaker. Our theme is New Solutions for Resiliency and Risk Management.

    Visit our Call For Papers webpage to learn how you can be a part of our Fall World 2016 conference in our brand new location, Phoenix, AZ. We look forward to reading your submission and discussing your ideas with you.

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    DRJ is Mobile!

    The attendee list, schedule, exhibitor list, your itinerary and evaluation forms can be found on the free mobile app Event Rebels Mobile. You can download it on Adroid devices here or on your IOS device here. Once you have downloaded the mobile app, you will be prompted to sign into your account with your email address and registrant ID#.

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Innovation to Ensure Resiliency

With a packed agenda, workshops and break-out tracks you can customize your Spring World 2016 learning experience. Gain the knowledge and hands-on education that you need to strengthen your business continuity skills.

Our sessions are appropriate for all knowledge levels and aspects of industry — whether you’re new to business continuity or a high-level manager — you’re guaranteed to learn. We bring together only the best experts in the industry to share their experiences and knowledge with you.

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Sunday - March 13, 2016

  • 8:30am - 11:30am Pre-Conference Courses
  • 11:00am - 8:00pm Onsite Registration Opens
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm Cyber City
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm Sunday Workshops
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Refreshment Break
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Solutions Track
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Product Demos

Monday - March 14, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 5:30 pm Cyber City
  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m Onsite Registration
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session 1
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am General Session 2
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am General Session 3
  • 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Exhibits/Product Demos
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Senior Advanced Track 1
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout Session 1
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Senior Advanced Track 2
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout Session 2
  • 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Senior Advanced Track 3
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Breakout Session 3
  • 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Product Demos
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Hospitality

Tuesday - March 15, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 6:00 pm Cyber City
  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Registration/ Info Desk Open
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session 4
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am General Session 5
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am General Session 6
  • 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Exhibits/Product Demos
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout Session 4
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop Sessions
  • 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes

Wednesday - March 16, 2016

  • 6:45 am - 12:00 pm Cyber City
  • 6:45 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Information Desk Open
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session 7
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am General Session 8
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am General Session 9
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Post-Conference Courses

Hotel & Travel Information



Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Guest rooms include all the amenities you could want along with free high speed Internet access, two swimming pools as well as multiple restaurant options. Call 407-939-4686 to take advantage of our special discounted conference rate of $179 and make your reservation today. Or click here to reserve your room online. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional occupant more than 18 years of age. Contact Conference Director Patti Fitzgerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a government room rate.


Area Attractions

Bring the whole family and visit Magic Kingdom®, EPCOT®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Downtown Disney®.

Theme Park Tickets
Theme park tickets are available at a discounted rate for Spring World 2016 DRJ attendees by clicking here.



Disney’s Magical Express shuttle services offers complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery between the airport and the resort. Click here to access Disney's Magical Express services.



Southwest Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Spring World 2016. To arrange your flight at a discounted rate click here. Be sure to book early for the best deal!

Advantage Car Rental

Car Rental

If you’d like to rent a car our official car rental is Advantage Rent A Car. Call 800-777-5500 and mention discount code CD040C7C88 to get an additional discount.

Walt Disney World Flower and Garden

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

Ring in spring at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! From March 2 to May 30, 2016, take in enchanting topiaries, garner gardening tips and savor seasonal foods from the Outdoor Kitchens at World Showcase. Click here to read more about the festival!

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