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DRJ Fall 2019 | September 29 - October 2, 2019

JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix AZ

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About the Event

DRJ Presents It's 61st Conference

We’re thrilled to be returning to Phoenix, Arizona, for our 61st conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix September 29 - October 2, 2019, 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 DRJ Fall 2019 to connect with other likeminded professionals to learn the latest in business continuity and share strategies with one another that can strengthen your business.

“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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Stephanie Balaouras
Stephanie BalaourasForrester Research
Joseph George
Joseph GeorgeSungard Availability Services
Martin Myers
Martin MyersMyers and Associates
Susan Brown
Susan BrownGuggenheim Partners
Sam Gruber
Sam GruberPNC Financial Services
Dan Perrin
Dan PerrinRegus
Rich Cooper
Rich CooperFusion Risk Management
Vicky McKim
Vicky McKimAuereon
Joe Starzyk
Joe StarzykIBM
Caitlin Durkovich
Caitlin DurkovichToffler Associates
Margaret Millet
Margaret MilletMetLife
Cliff Thomas
Cliff ThomasColorado State University

Don't Miss a Thing

DRJ Fall 2019 Agenda

  1. Day 1 / September 29
  2. Day 2 / September 30
  3. Day 3 / October 1
  4. Day 4 / October 2
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.
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 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 SAI Global / 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.
11:30 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 2019

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

SAI + Strategic BCP | ResilienceONEĀ®

Silver Sponsors

Fusion Risk Management

Bronze Sponsors

Agility Recovery
BC in the Cloud
Pronto Recovery
Ripcord Solutions
Virtual Corporation
Before July 31
$1295 /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
$1495 /Person
  • Get Access to all Sessions
  • Conference Proceedings
  • All Meals/Receptions
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Snack and Refreshment Breaks
  • Certificate for 29 CEAPs

Where to find us

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.

Hotel Reservations:

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. You may make your reservation on line at:

or call 1-800-835-6206 and ask for the DRJ special rate.

A block of rooms is reserved for DRJ Fall 2019 conference attendees. Once filled, reservations are made based on room availability with the rate subject to change at the discretion of the hotel. We recommend you make reservations early to guarantee the best rate possible! For U.S. government room rates, contact conference director Patti Fitzgerald at

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 2019.  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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