CPAC 2016 Symposium - Change Event Title back to 15th

Charlotte, North Carolina
Thursday, January 16, 2014
CPAC 2016 Symposium - Change Event Title back to 15th
Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:30 AM -
Friday, January 17, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
704-527-9650 or 877-227-6963
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
United States

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15th Annual CPAC Symposium
  Navigating to Resiliency  
January 16-17, 2014

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Paid Registration includes Continental Breakfasts, Breaks, Lunch, Door Prizes

$225 for CPAC members or other BCP groups, $275 for non-Members
Unique discount codes sent to current, paid CPAC members and to regional BCP groups permitting them to take advantage of special Symposium Discounts

Once again CPAC brings together a variety of experienced and respected professionals to share practical solutions and tactics helping ensure organizations are prepared for business interruptions. Attendance at this event provides at least  18 CEUs with DRII . Attendance certificates will be included with attendee packets.

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Speakers and Sessions Include:
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Featured Presentations include:
  • Lessons for Safety, Resilience & Compliance - Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Director, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida
  • Surviving an Active Shooter in the Workplace - 1st/Sgt Michael D. Lynch, West Virginia State Police, Charles S. Mozingo, Jr. & John L. Fernatt , Board of Risk and Insurance Management, State of West Virginia
  • Crisis Coach® Workshop, Addressing Social Media Risk - James Satterfield, President/COO/ Founder, Firestorm & Ann Pickren, MBCI, Senior Vice President, Solutions, MIR3
  • The New World of BC/DR -  David Halford & Peter Laz
  • The Origins of the Information Age and Genesis of DR Planning - Tim Lord, CBCP and CEO of CPO, Inc.
  • Crisis Management: One Size Doesn’t Fit All - Tom Serio, Manager, Business Continuity/Disaster Services, Verizon Wireless
  • The Changing Certification Environment - Russell Wooldrige, DRII
  • What Have We Learned: Trends From 10 Years of Notifications - Ann S. Pickren, MBCI, Senior Vice President, Solutions, MIR3
  • Using Managed Services to Effectively Ensure BC-DP-DR- Jim Hutto, President of Santee Solutions
  • Organizational Resiliency – It’s Not Just About IT -Patrick Dunn, Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • The Primary Reasons why Organizations Fail at DR and BC Planning - Tim Lord, CBCP and CEO of CPO, Inc.
  • Jazz Up Your Awareness Program - Steve Shupe, MBCP, Alert Planning
  • FBI’s Cyber and InfraGard Programs - Special Agent, James Granozio, FBI-Charlotte

Sponsors and Exhibitors (click floor plan for larger view) 

 A variety of exhibitor/sponsor opportunities are available 

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  • Gold Sponsor $3000 (includes 5 admissions, 2 exhibitor tables, +)
  • Silver Sponsors $2000 (includes 5 admissions, 1 exhibitor table, +)
  • Luncheon Sponsor $1500 (includes 4 admissions, exhibitor table, +)
  • Continental Breakfast Sponsors $950 (includes 3 admissions, 1 exhibitor table, +)
  • Break Sponsors $850 (includes 3 admissions, 1 exhibitor table, +)
  • Exhibitor Tables $400 + at least two door prizes (includes 2 admissions)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors receive recognition in the Symposium Attendee Package, on appropriate Tables, during general sessions, and on the CPAC Website. All sponsors are asked to provide suitable door prices for general session and luncheon drawings for which they will receive full recognition. Exhibitors will select their tables from exhibit floor diagram during registration process.

    Those attending may obtain a discounted rate at:

    Crowne Plaza  Charlotte Executive Park
    5700 Westpark Drive
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28217704-527-9650 or 800-359-7961

The number of rooms for Wednesday 1/15 and  Thursday, 1/16 in our block is limited.  Symposium Room Rate Ends on Friday, January 3, 2014, or when the limited block of CPAC rooms has been sold out.  If you need a room, reserve early!

The hotel will continue to accept reservations from CPAC attendees after this date
at the prevailing room rate, subject to availability.

Normal Rate is $199 (+tax) per night. A discounted rate of $119 (+tax) will be granted at time of registration, only if attendee requests the Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas (CPAC) Symposium Rate  PAC  when calling the Crowne Plaza Reservations #  (1-866-380-0612).  On-line reservations may also be made at - add dates and the following reservation code PAC



Symposium Sponsor
duke Energy


Table 1
Turnbull Consulting
Table 2

Table 13

Rentsys Recovery Services
le 12 

Table 3 

Mission Mode
Table 14

Data Chambers, LLC
Table 8

Table 11

Table 24

Table 6

Table 4
Queens College BCM Program





Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Checks will be accepted when mailed to

    CPAC Treasurer
    3682 Bermuda Court
    Concord, NC  28027

      • $35 will be charged for returned checks.
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