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Collaborating for Success!


WCDM presents Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) - International Business Continuity Management Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on May 29-31, 2018. CRT is the premier event addressing continuity management, providing a global perspective on current and emerging issues for continuity management practitioners. The 2018 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 2018 will include 28 presentations over 3 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 and Speaking Experience.

Submissions are reviewed by the Planning Committee comprised of members of the Business Continuity Institute, the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada, and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange. 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.

PROGRAM THEME - "Collaborating for Success"


Presentation 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. 2018 goals include, but are not limited to:
  • Building resilient organizations
  • Using collaboration as a strategy for improvement – this may include internal or external relationship-building, strengthening supply chains, developing public – private partnerships
  • Addressing today’s risk landscape, with particular focus on such threats as extreme weather, cyber security, terrorism and other prominent issues
  • Demonstrating effective techniques for managing incidents and crises
  • Achieving optimum results while dealing with resource constraints


Taking the above Goals into consideration, presentation submissions should fit into one (or more) of the following three formats:
  • Concurrent Sessions (40 minute live presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A)
  • Poster Presentations
  • Workshops (3 hours maximum)

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.

Thank you for your submissions!