DRJ’s Fall World 2009 featured a wide array of topics and speakers and attracted more than 1,000 participants to San Diego Sept. 13-16, 2009.
Fall World 2009:
A Showcase for
By JON SEALS
Sunday afternoon’s Mock Disaster Exercise
set the stage for conference networking at Fall
Disaster Recovery Journal cele- bratedits41stconference Sept. 13-19, 2009, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
on Harbor Island.
“Again faced with tighter travel and
education budgets, we were still able to
offer attendees a first-class show in DRJ
fashion,” said Bob Arnold, president of
Disaster Recovery Journal. “A huge ‘thank
you’ to all attendees, speakers, sponsors
and exhibitors that participated making
the show another huge success for everyone involved.”
Fall World 2009 was highlighted
by a Las Vegas-themed Monday Night
Hospitality event, sponsored by SunGard.
“We would like to thank our gold sponsor, SunGard, for hosting a wonderful
event,” said Arnold.
Silver sponsors included Forsythe,
IBM, and Pathway Systems. Bronze sponsors were CA, Dell MessageOne, eBRP,
and Send Word Now. COOP Systems,
Dialogic Communications Corp., Hewlett-Packard, Paradigm Solutions International,
Pitney Bowes, Verizon Wireless, Sydion,
Rentsys, UPS, DRI Intermational and PPBI
were co-sponsors of Fall World 2009.
Rolando Buenviaje won the $500 attendance prize drawing while R. Scott Sexton
and Richard McNish each won $250. All
three attendees also won a free pass to a
future DRJ conference.
“The success and growth of this show,
despite the economy, will continue with
our spring event,” said Arnold. “We are
working diligently on the agenda to produce a show covering the hottest topics
facing BC/DR professionals.”
DRJ’s Spring World 2010 will take
place March 21-24, 2010, in Orlando, Fla.
For more information, see pages 73-79.
Jon Seals is an award-winning journalist
and the editor in chief of Disaster Recovery
Journal. Seals is a member of the Disaster
Resource Guide Editorial Advisory Board
and the Mid-America Contingency Forum.