Speaker Information

2021 CALL FOR PAPERS

PANDEMIC POLICY

We are committed to following all public health guidelines to keep you safe. Conference Management will continue to assess and monitor COVID-19 on a month-to-month basis. Based on the projected conditions for December 1-2, 2021, Macgregor Communications will determine by September 2021 whether to:
  1. Proceed with an in-person conference
  2. Postpone until a later date
  3. Pivot to virtual only
As such accepted Speakers must be prepared to adjust their calendar should a postponement occur or to present virtually should the conference pivot to virtual only. Also, with an in-person conference Speakers may opt to present virtually from their home.

At this time Canadian federal and provincial government initiatives strongly indicate that vaccine distribution will have inoculated the population against COVID-19 by September 2021. As such our current planning is for back-to-normal business practices wherein in-person events are safe to attend in Fall 2021.

INTRODUCTION

Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) - International Business Continuity Management Conference will be held in Toronto on December 1-2, 2021. CRT is the premier event addressing continuity management, providing a global perspective on current and emerging issues for Canadian practitioners. The 2021 program will include an outstanding roster of speakers providing an excellent opportunity for training and networking. Presentations will cover practice, research, and innovation in business continuity, crisis communications and risk management.

CRT 2021 will include 30 presentations over 2-days. The program will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and decision makers from sectors including energy/utilities, finance/insurance, government, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, transportation and wholesale/retail.

Up to 2 (two) submissions per individual will be accepted. Submissions must include a Title, Abstract, Learning Objectives, Summary, Biography, Bio Picture, Speaking Experience and a Take Home Nugget.

Submissions are reviewed by the Planning Committee comprised of members from the Business Continuity Institute, the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada, and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange-Toronto. If you have knowledge you would like to share at CRT or know of someone who may be interested in presenting, please share this Call for Papers.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

The 2021 CRT conference provides a two-day forum for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery practitioners to learn from speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise, sharing their experiences on best practices and ideas to improve organizational resilience. The conference is also an excellent opportunity for practitioners to collaborate and network with other professionals in the industry.

PROGRAM GOALS

Submissions should align with one or more of the goals listed below. All sessions should offer value for conference delegates by providing content derived from real event experience, proven best practices, innovative approaches for nurturing resilience, or validated research. 2021 goals include, but are not limited to:
  • Building resilient organizations
  • Achieving optimum results while dealing with resource constraints
  • Demonstrating effective techniques for managing incidents and crises
  • Using collaboration as a strategy for improvement – this may include internal or external relationship-building, developing public–private partnerships
  • Addressing todays risk landscape, with particular focus on threats such as:
    • Adverse Weather
    • Cyber Security
    • Human Resources
    • Infrastructure
    • Regulations
    • Supply Chain
    • Unplanned Outages
    • and other prominent issues

TRENDS, LESSONS IDENTIFIED and recommended SOLUTIONS

ALL submissions must be:
  • PRACTICAL in scope
  • MUST include case-based lessons learned, trends and solutions to problems for conference delegates
  • Designed for the ADVANCED senior practitioner

SESSION FORMAT

Taking the above Goals into consideration, presentation submissions must fit into a 40-minute live presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A

WORKSHOPS

Taking the above Goals into consideration, workshop submissions must fit within 100 minutes.

Click here for details on Submission Deadline Dates, Review Process, Selection Criteria, Conditions of Acceptance and Compensation Policy

Click here to submit presentation

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021

For questions and support email info@CRTCON.ca, or call 705-328-5323 (9-5 ET)

Thank you for your submissions!