Reimagining Business Resiliency

DRJ Fall 2018 | September 23rd-26th, 2018

JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix AZ

About the Event

DRJ Presents It's 59th Conference

We’re thrilled to be returning to Phoenix, Arizona, for our 59th conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix September 23-26, 2018, for your exclusive opportunity to spend three days with top industry experts. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to feel confident your organization is resilient and prepared for risk. Our goal at all of our conferences is to give you ample opportunities to learn, network, relax and to connect with your peers. Use your time at Fall World 2018 to connect with other likeminded professionals to learn the latest in business continuity and share strategies with one another that can strengthen your business. Our theme of “Reimagining Business Resiliency” ensures you’re equipped for today’s disruptions and tomorrow’s emerging threats.

“This is my first DRJ conference. I found the vast array of information offered excellent! I feel my organization can greatly benefit from the data and topics covered.”

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Meet our Experts!

Industry Leading Speakers

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Sharon Smith
Sharon SmithHBO
Lisa Jones
Lisa JonesJefferson Health Systems
Joe Miner
Joe MinerProcter & Gamble
Matthew Palmer
Matthew PalmerNationwide Childrens Hospital
Vicky McKim
Vicky McKimAuereon
Melinda Citro
Melinda CitroUline
Frank Perlmutter
Frank PerlmutterStrategic BCP
Matthew Butkovic
Matthew ButkovicCarnegie Mellon University

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DRJ Fall 2018 Agenda

  1. Day 1 / September 23
  2. Day 2 / September 24
  3. Day 3 / September 25
  4. Day 4 / September 26
10:00am - 7:00 pm
1:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

Refreshments and Snacks served in the Exhibit Hall
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Product Demos

Product Demos, please see individual exhibitors on locations
6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m
7:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Refreshment and Snack Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Monday Night Hosptiality

Sponsored by Strategic BCP
6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lunch is served in the Exhibit Hall
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall.

Last chance to browse the Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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DRJ Fall 2018

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Strategic BCP

Silver Sponsors

Fusion Risk Management


Agility Recovery
BC in the Cloud
In Case of Crisis
Paragon Software
Recovery Planner
Virtual Corporation
Before July 23
$1195 /Person
  • Get Access to all Sessions
  • Conference Proceedings
  • All Meals/Receptions
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Snack and Refreshment Breaks
  • Certificate for 29 CEAPs
Full Price
$1395 /Person
  • Get Access to all Sessions
  • Conference Proceedings
  • All Meals/Receptions
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Snack and Refreshment Breaks
  • Certificate for 29 CEAPs

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Venue & Info

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

Plan a getaway to JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Our resort welcomes solo tourists, families and business travelers with an array of premium amenities and friendly service. Take advantage of our five sparkling pools, lazy river and waterslide, our kids activity center and on-site fitness facility. Revive Spa provides a tranquil respite from a busy day, and our golf club welcomes you to test your swing on two championship courses. The hotel has a dining option for nearly every craving, from casual poolside fare to fine dining.  Event planners appreciate our nearly 250,000 square feet of sophisticated event space, including unique outdoor wedding venues. Our ideal location brings guests close to TPC Scottsdale, Cave Creek, the shops of Desert Ridge Marketplace and the Musical Instruments Museum.

Online Reservation Link:

Phone Number:

1 480-293-5000


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Airport Phone: +1 602-273-3300
Hotel direction: 22 miles NE
JW Marriott Desert Ridge

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is the offiicial hotel for DRJ Fall 2018.  5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA


The Desert Ridge Marketplace is just across the street from the JW Marriott.   Some great shopping/dining options.

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