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Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) - International Business Continuity Management Conference will be held in Toronto on October 7-8, 2020. CRT is the premier event addressing continuity management, providing a global perspective on current and emerging issues for Canadian practitioners. The 2020 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 2020 will include 24 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 two submissions per individual will be accepted. Submissions will be reviewed by senior business continuity professionals selected by CRT's Education Partners who plan and develop the Program; the Business Continuity Institute, Disaster Recovery Information Exchange-Toronto, and Disaster Recovery Institute Canada. 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


The 2020 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.


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. 2020 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


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


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


Taking the above Goals into consideration, workshop submissions must fit within at minimum 1.5-hours, to a maximum of 3.5-hours duration. Takeaways for attendees should include templates, processes or procedures that they can implement back at work.

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

Click here to submit presentation

For questions and support email, or call 289-789-2229 or toll free 1-888-443-6786 ext. 2229

Thank you for your submissions!