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Conference on Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity to be Held at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2018) — Disasters, whether natural or the result of human action, can happen at any time and often when they are unexpected.  How can entities like businesses, organizations and schools continue operating after experiencing a disaster?  A conference will be held at the University of Kentucky to address that subject.

Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), a worldwide leader in disaster recovery and business continuity, will conduct the one-day collegiate conference in collaboration with UK Police's Division of Crisis Management and Preparedness. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in Room 311 of the Gatton College of Business and Economics building.

Click here to register. UK staff and students may register for free using the code "CONF101." Registrants must first sign up for a free MyDRI account, then use that login to register. On the pricing page that shows a $50 itemized fee enter the discount code in the appropriate box, the total should show a zero balance. If anyone has trouble with the site, they are welcome to call DRI toll-free at 866-542-3744, and a staff member will step them through the registration process, or handle it for them manually.

The sessions offered at the conference are:

  • "Careers in Business Continuity Planning and Current Issues Facing the Profession";
  • "Cyberattacks: Why Are They So Destructive?";
  • "Organizational Resilience: The Convergence of Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity";
  • "Maintaining Critical Staffing During an Incident"; and
  • "Here's How It All Ties Together: A Case Study in Convergence."

For more information, visit or  contact Laurel Wood with UK Crisis Management and Preparedness at or 859-257-6655.