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Conference: Fall World 2013

Dates: September 22 - 25, 2013

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

City: San Diego, California

Ways to submit:

Submit Via Online Form

Electronic Mail:
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Email, Fax, or Mail - Download The Call For Papers Fall World 2013 PDF here

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Fall World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference. Our conference focuses on all aspects of business continuity planning and is the most comprehensive offered in the industry. Some 1200+ people from countries worldwide will be attending this conference and viewing our extensive exhibit hall.

Fall World 2013 will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California, September 22 - 25, 2013. The hotel is located on the beautiful San Diego Bay, just minutes from Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarters as well as the city’s Convention Center. The hotel features luxuriously appointed guest rooms, a 4.3 Acre park & waterfront promenade, a saltwater pool, with spa and fitness center.

Conference Format
The conference begins Sunday afternoon and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Workshop sessions (2.5 - 3 hours in length) are held on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon. General Sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Breakout sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon in six different tracks: Strategic, Managerial; Technical; Emergency Response; Advanced and Informational.

General session topics are presented to all attendees and should have a broad appeal. Workshop sessions are usually an in-depth study of a particular business continuity issue, problem or solution. These sessions are not lectures. Instead they should feature interactive activities, such as hands-on scenarios, role playing, etc. Breakout sessions are geared toward smaller audiences and the subjects can be smaller in scale. Breakout and workshop sessions are offered for three levels: advanced, intermediate, and novice, or a combination of levels. Novice is appropriate for those in the industry less than 2 years; intermediate is geared toward those in the industry 2 – 5 years; and advanced is for those in the industry more than 5 years.

Our conference attracts attendees from all areas of the contingency planning industry. These areas include: banking/financial; public utilities; transportation; insurance; communications; manufacturing; government; education; computer services; wholesale; health care; and petroleum. Other industries are also represented.

Session Content
Sessions must be educational in nature with a business continuity or related theme. Specific products, services and companies are not to be endorsed. No dog-and-pony sessions will be accepted.

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BC Planning and Testing
Business Impact Analysis
Case Studies
Computer Crime
Crisis Communication
Crisis Management
Data backup
Data Replication
e-Business Recovery
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Vaulting
Emergency Operations Center
Enterprise Risk Management
Hotsite Testing
Implementation of Standards
Legal Issues
Lessons Learned
Network Systems
Professional Certification
Regulatory Compliance
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations
Security Issues
Storage Management
Team Building
Updates on Title IX Certification
Virus Protection
VoIP Security and Disaster
Work Area Recovery
Workplace Violence

Our speakers are highly regarded as experts in the industry. As a speaker at DRJ’s Fall World 2013, you’ll gain access to more than 1,800 contingency planners. Our conference speakers are able to:

  • Present ideas and challenges to attendees with varying degrees of experience.
  • Gain recognition by appearing at the industry’s largest business continuity conference.
  • Raise awareness of contingency planning issues.
  • Network with other speakers, attendees and exhibitors from all areas of the contingency planning industry.
  • Receive free admission to the conference, including admission to all sessions, workshops, hospitalities and the exhibit area. Breakfasts and lunches provided by the conference host are also included. This represents a value of $1195.00.
  • Have their presentations included on our conference CD-ROM and on audio CDs. This allows attendees to review and share your materials.

Speaker Responsibilities
To be considered as a speaker for our conference, submit an abstract/synopsis of the presentation, a speaker biography and a photo. Please use the attached form to submit your presentation. (See below for submission format guidelines.) Remember to indicate your target audience: novice, intermediate, advanced or a combination of levels. Also, please note your speaking style. An audio or video tape may be submitted if desired. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE DISCARDED. We must have all materials submitted in the proper format.

By submitting a Call for Presentations for Fall World 2013, you are committing your availability to the dates of the conference. Please mark your calendars. We will notify you of your exact session time once the selection process has been completed.

All speakers receive complimentary admission to our conference as well as the exhibit area. All other expenses, including hotel, travel, meals and miscellaneous charges, are solely the responsibility of the speaker. Speakers are also responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.

Potential speakers must advise DRJ if they plan to submit their presentation to any other conference or seminar. DRJ will not accept presentations that have been submitted to any other industry conferences or call for papers.

Request for Submissions
If you are interested in presenting a session at Fall World 2013, please submit the required materials in the suggested format (guidelines below) by April 5, 2013. Speakers will be notified when a decision is made. All decisions are final. We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the title, description, track and speaker biography of successful submissions. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND CAN’T BE RETURNED. (NOTE – A COMPLETE SUBMISSION INCLUDES SPEAKER BIO, SESSION SYNOPSIS AND SPEAKER PHOTO IN THE PROPER FORMAT)

Format for Electronic Submissions:
We accept submissions electronically in any word-based, html or .pdf format. Photos should be .jpg and in high resolution (300 dpi). Include speakers FULL name in the photo title. We CANNOT accept photos that are embedded in a word processing document or formatted as .bmp photos.

All submissions must include presenters name, address and contact numbers. Submissions from public relations firms without presenter contact information will not be accepted. Submissions that are not selected for Fall World 2013 will not be held. Potential speakers must re-submit their information for any future conference presentations.

When submitting via email, the subject line should contain the speaker’s full name. For example, the email subject heading should read, “JOHN SMITH Fall World 2013”, “MARY JONES SPEAKER INFORMATION”, etc.