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Working Together to Improve Organizational Resilience

The mission of the Collegiate Conferences is to provide education and networking conference opportunities for DRI Certified Professionals and continuity leaders and introduce the profession to interested college seniors, graduate students and university faculty in a day-long regional event format.  The goal of every DRI Collegiate Conference is to provide DRI’s Certified Professionals, as well as other professionals and students in related fields, an opportunity to experience and develop thought leadership in business continuity and resilience today.

Speakers include the DRI International, City of Edmonton, NorQuest College, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee, City of Regina and Telus Communications.

$50 registration fee is a donation to the DRI Foundation

There is no cost for students to attend.
Working Together to Improve Organization Resilience
8:30 am                       Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am                       Welcome from DRI Canada 
9:05 am                       Welcome from NorQuest College
9:10 am                       Predictions and Trends for 2018 
                                    DRI International
                                    Chloe Demrovsky, President
9:50 am                       Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning 
                                   City of Edmonton
                                   Patrick (Butch) Brennan, Business Continuity Planning Coordinator
                                   Ken Baker, CORPORATE MANAGER, ERM
10:30 am                     Networking Break

10:45 am                     IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College
                                  NorQuest College
                                  Claire Mechan, Business Continuity Coordinator
                                  Dave Melanson, Education & Information Technology
11:30 am                     Alberta Post-Secondary Business Continuity Management Framework
                                  Jim Ross, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee
                                  Director, Risk and Assurance Services, MacEwan University                
12:15 pm                     Lunch

1:00 pm                       TELUS Incident Management for recent events such as the BC/Fort McMurray wildfires and the Ontario/Quebec floods
                                   TELUS Communications Inc.
                                  Ramon Zulueta, Risk Manager, Corporate Business Continuity Office (CBCO)
1:45 pm                       Networking Break
2:00 pm                       Humboldt Saskatchewan EOC

    City of Regina
    Garth Tucker, Manager, Emergency Planning & Business Continuity

3:00 pm                       Closing – NorQuest College & DRI Canada
Location: NorQuest College, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6

Registration ends on May 11, 2018
There are currently 43 spots remaining out of 75


Presentation Description:

The presentation is called “Prepare for Recovery”, and highlights both individual and community resiliency “lessons learned” from the major disaster events over the past several years in Alberta.

Date:  Monday, May 28, 2018  

Time:  1130 to 1200 Lunch and networking

             1200 to 1300 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

 Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 


There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2018 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Thursday, May 24 at

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.


For further information on this event and registration email: