Continuity Insights magazine will launch an online business continuity conference. The Continuity Insights e-Conference will be held September 22-24, 2009, and will feature a variety of timely, collaborative conference sessions, access to industry vendors, networking opportunities, and the chance to earn up to 20 CEAPs (Continuing Education Activity Points, formerly CEUs, from DRI International).
The three-day event will feature 14, hour-long educational sessions, as well as 18, 20-minute vendor presentations. Attendees can attend as many or as few sessions as they like, and all sessions will be archived for post-event listening. The cost of the e-Conference is $195 per registration. A 10 percent discount is available for members of various industry associations. The association discount is valid through August 7, 2009.
The quality of the conference program was of utmost importance, said Continuity Insights Editor-in-Chief Buffy Rojas. All sessions are original material, and they will be delivered by knowledgeable, articulate speakers.
For a list of conference sessions, visit http://continuityinsights.com/Resources/Events/agenda.html. Topics include H1N1 response, crisis management, supply chain and continuity, industry standards, resiliency and strategy, testing, case studies, and planning for the G20. The event keynote speaker is Lisa Koonin, Senior Advisor for the Influenza Coordination Unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The conference program was designed with collaboration in mind,Buffy Rojas added. In addition to more traditional presentations, there are two session types that reach beyond CI’s core audience of experienced continuity professionals: Team Topics and Collaboration Concepts. Team Topics presentations are intended to be viewed and shared with the core BCP team as well as others in the organization who have responsibility for writing plans or participating in tests and exercises. Collaboration Concepts sessions are designed for BC professionals and their counterparts in other functional areas including risk, HR, communications, and supply chain. These sessions will be delivered by cross-functional teams who will provide real-life strategies and lessons learned.
“It is our hope that attendees will be able to offer a quality educational opportunity to others in their organization who may not necessarily need or want to attend a traditional industry conference. Asking your counterpart in HR or Risk Management to sit in on a targeted, one-hour webinar is a much easier sell than trying to get them to fly somewhere for three days.,” Rojas said. “And on the flip side, continuity leaders can provide training to a wider audience of planners who may be left out in times of tightening budgets.”
“We felt there was a real need to provide a low-cost educational opportunity in this economic climate,” said Publisher Bob Nakao. “We are happy to be able to provide this service to the business continuity community.”
For more information or to register, visit http://continuityinsights.com/Resources/Events.html.
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Continuity Insights magazine is continuity from management’s perspective. It speaks directly to the strategic view, embracing the issues and concerns of senior-level managers. With its results-oriented approach, Continuity Insights is a discussion of the ‘why’ of business continuity and offers a comprehensive review of the vast continuity landscape.
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