Your DRIE-SWO chapter hosts different kinds of events for the benefit of our membership.
Our main events are two annual symposia that are held in the spring and fall, one-day, usually in-person conferences with contemporary presentations, workshops etc. on preparedness topics we hope are of interest to our membership base. A symposium is a great interpersonal networking opportunity for talking to your peers about current issues and problems you are facing in your role.
We also hold webinars online that address current topics of interest to our members and guests.
When registration for an upcoming event has been "opened", you can register online by clicking here --->
The Value Proposition of Symposia
We think the return you get from attending our in-person symposia, both in time and in membership dollars invested, is an excellent one. Consider the following:
You receive a full day of educational opportunities, along with a certificate for Continuing Education Units (CEU) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Professional Development Units (PDU). DRI Canada members can get a total of 19 CEU’s for their membership fee, as shown below:
- Up to 8 CEU’s for attending a symposium session (since the duration averages 7 hours)
- 3 CEU's for the one-year membership in DRIE-SWO which is included in the registration fee
- Up to 8 CEU’s if you also attend the next day long Symposium (this is also included in the annual registration fee)
We pride ourselves in bringing in only tried-and-true speakers and presentations at our Symposia. Our attendees tell us they continue to return each year because of the stellar quality and reputation of these sessions. Sales pitches or biased opinions have been virtually eliminated from presentation content.
Having said that. presenters may offer personal opinions during their presentations that do not appear in the slides. These individual presenter opinions do not necessarily represent the views or values of the DRIE-SWO executive or organization.
3) Money-Saving Features
Attendees receive complete conference materials for all sessions and vendors often bring ‘swag’ (gifts). In addition, you get lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the symposium at no additional charge.
4) Valuable Contacts
Networking opportunities with other BCM professionals abound before, during and after each symposium. Make connections you will rely on again and again as you steer your organization toward effective protection of your critical business functions and resources. Also, you can ‘rub elbows’ with the speakers during our roundtable lunch.
Finally, Symposia and webinars are free for all DRIE members (of the DRIE SWO chapter and other DRIE chapters), DRIE-SWO Sponsors, symposium speakers and invited guests. For all others, the fee is equivalent to a one year DRIE-SWO membership.