13th Annual CPAC Symposium

Charlotte, North Carolina
Thursday, December 01, 2011
13th Annual CPAC Symposium
Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:30 AM -
Friday, December 02, 2011 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Marriott Charlotte Executive Park
704-527-9650 or 800-359-7961
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
United States

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Marriott Charlotte Executive Park Hotel
Paid Registration includes Continental Breakfasts, Breaks, Lunch, Door Prizes
The Earlier You Register the More you Save !
Save up to $75 by registering before November 12, 2011


 $50  $175 for CPAC members or other BCP groups, $225 for non-Members  before 11/26/11
 $225 for CPAC members or other BCP groups, $275 for non-Members    after  11/25/11

Unique discount codes sent to current, paid CPAC members and to regional BCP groups permitting them to take advantage of special Symposium Discounts Questions



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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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 GS1 Putting the Planning Pieces Together: Understanding the Puzzle of Dysfunctional Crisis and Emergency Decision Making”, Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Director, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida  Mission

City of Charlotte Preparations for the DNC”  Deputy Chiefs Jeff Dulin CFD and  Harold Medlock, CMPD


Community Resilience” John B. Copenhaver, Director, Disaster Response %26 Recovery Service, Worley Parsons



"Are You Mismanaging Your Own Crises?", Barry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts

 Ask the Experts Panel Discussion with the Presenters

 Breakout Topic Sessions Include: 

    • Business Continuity, Standards, and PS-Prep Certification:  The Why and the How”  Lynnda Nelson, Board President, ICOR
    • Outlook for Compliance 2012: It’s Not Just BCP, Ted Hansen, Quantivate 
    • The Importance of Early, Accurate and Relevant Situational Awareness, Merrily  Powell, NC3
    • Leveraging Social Media, Disaster Round Table, Rick Stilwell, Social Media Bloggers (rick:caffeinated)
    • Social Media Risks, Jim Satterfield Firestorm
    • 7 Reasons Why Organizations Fail at Planning, Tim Lord, CBCP, CEO, CPO, Inc.
    • The Most Important Piece of a Comprehensive BCP Program, Employees,Melissa Nicoletti, CISSP, CBCP,CRISC
    • Reviewing Your Office/Facility Emergency Response Program, Peter Larkin, Duke Energy
    • Crisis Communication Best Practices, Discussion, Don Stewart, MBCP, MBCI, CCP, Ongoing Operations
    • Creating an Executive BIA, Rick Wilson, CFCP
    • Selecting an Incident Management System, Jason Zimmerman, CEM, MissionMode
    • Closed Points of Dispensing (POD) in Public Health Emergencies, Sox, Orr, Hovis
    • Mock Exercise (Friday 12/3), Steve Goldman

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A variety of exhibitor/sponsor opportunities are available.
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Gold Sponsors $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:

    Marriott Charlotte Executive Park
    5700 Westpark Drive
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

    704-527-9650 or 800-359-7961

    The number  of rooms for Wednesday 11/30 and Thursday, 12/1 in our block is limited.  Symposium Room Rate Ends on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 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 $114 (+tax) will be granted at time of registration, only if attendee requests the Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas (CPAC) Symposium Rate "CPA" when calling the Marriott 800#  (800-359-7961). Oneline reservations may also be made at www.marriottcharlotte.com  and providing the online group code of CPACPAA .



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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