Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021


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Join us at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, October 4-6, 2021, for the 19th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference for insight, inspiration, and actionable ideas presented by a faculty of leading business continuity experts and practitioners.  Never before has the need for critical information-sharing been greater. While the pandemic has truly challenged each of us personally and professionally, we are confident that our resilience will prevail. As business continuity professionals, this conference is that timely and important opportunity to share best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies employed to ensure organizational resilience. We look forward to you joining us at this important event to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues.

Note: The COVID crisis of the past year-plus has certainly altered each of our lives. While no one can predict our return to (the new) normal, as resilience professionals it is incumbent upon us to prepare, plan and respond, The originally scheduled conference for April 2021 has been rescheduled to October 4-6, 2021. We are extremely encouraged by the continuing developments and announcements made in our fight against this pandemic. We will continue to keep you updated as needed. Until then please continue to stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in October.

Full Conference Registration
• By August 1, 2021:              $1,395
• By September 1, 2021:       $1,495
• After September 1, 2021:   $1,595
Full conference registration includes conference sessions, proceedings, breakfasts, lunches, breaks, exhibits, and  networking events.
Registration Discounts
The Continuity Insights Management Conference offers special group and certification discounts on your registration. Contact Robert Nakao, Executive Publisher, at 267-980-6151, or bob@continuityinsights.com for more information.

Certification
You’ll earn up to 29 Continuing Education Points for attending the 2021 Continuity Insights Management Conference

 

 

Justification Letter
Click here to download this Word document to use as a guide in creating your own justification letter to management.

Conference Session Guide
The 2021 Conference Session Guide will be available soon. You can download the 2020 Conference Session Guide HERE to review the past year’s agenda.

 

 

Refund Policy: A full refund of conference fees, less a $50 administration charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing and dated (postmarked) no later than August 1, 2021. After August 1, 2021, no fees will be refunded.



Agenda | Updates | Register | Additional Education | Special Events | Travel Information | Exhibiting | Sponsors

Agenda

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

The Call for Presentations for the 2021 Continuity Insights Management Conference is now open. Click HERE to submit your topic.

Here are some of the many topics under consideration for the 2021 conference program. Please consider sharing your experience and expertise by joining the conference faculty!

• Business Executives & Leaders Share Their COVID-19 Experience • The Evolution of BCM…Evolve or Fade Away
• 10 Steps to Tabletop Exercise Success • Use your BC Program and Tools for More than Disasters!
• The Shape of Behavior, Society, the Workplace, and the Future • A Current Look at Global Business Risks…and What to Do about Them
• How to Balance Depth and Practicality in Your BC Program • ISO 22301 and Its Suite of Standards to Evaluate BCP Performance
• Using Advanced Analytics to Move into Operational Resilience • Convincing the C-Suite to Invest in BCP, DR, and Risk Management
• The Psychosocial Impacts of Disaster and COVID-19 • Effective Resiliency Programs Demand Accurate and Available Data
• Measuring and Promoting the Success of Your Resiliency Program • Lost Pillar – Loss of People Contingency Planning
• Crisis Management: Creating a Resilient Workforce • Seven Ways to Increase Senior Leadership Buy-in
• Complex DR and or Maintaining Resilience During COVID-19 • From Terrorism to Twitter: The New Era of Emergency Management
• What Does the Resilience Professional of the Future Look Like? • Why Promoting Business Continuity Positivity is a Corporate Win!
• COVID-19 – Impacts to the BCM Profession and the Employment • Seamlessly Integrate BCM and ITDR to Minimize Risk
• Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Your CM Program • What Are the Factors Behind Successful BC Programs?
• How to Build Your Action Plan for Return to Work • My Experience With the Coronavirus
• A Better Game with the New Normal and Remote Workforce   • Using Data Visualization to Enhance Your BCM Program!
• Seven Things to Consider When Working from the Home • Balancing Depth/Business Practicality When Developing Your BCP
• Delivering A CM Exercise That Challenges The C-Suite! • Consumer Preferences Means Changing Operational Models
• Reducing Risk During a Pandemic • Balancing Data Needs and Time Investment
• BusCon Meets CyberSec – A Match Made in Continuity Heaven
• Enhancing Your ERM: Program Assessment and Maturity
• Rise of Operational Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19 • Achieve “Top Talent” Status by Honing These Five Traits
• The Pandemic May Not Be Over Even When We Think It’s Over • 15 Things You Need to Know: The Pandemic & Its Ongoing Impact
• You Can’t Stop. The Time to Plan for Office Re-Opening is Now
• Crisis Management vs. Crisis Communications
• Your BC Social Media Plan – Turn Your Crisis Into an Opportunity! • How BC Pros Globally Deal Differently With Resiliency Challenges
• Key Steps to Prepare Your Company for Anything • The 17 Gaps That Sabotage Your Emergency Plans & Impact on BC
• Safety and Security in Times of Civil Unrest • 10 Digital Age Crisis Lessons for Everyone
• 10 BCP Mistakes You Really Want to Avoid • Developing KPIs for Organizational Resilience
• Pros and Cons of Having a Third Party Manage Your BCM Program
• Charter Your Organization’s Path to the Next Level of Resiliency
• Increasing the Resilience of Your Supply Chain • The Engaged Matrix Model for Enterprise Resilience
• Independent Business Continuity Management Assessment • And much more…




Updates

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19th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Please be assured that the health and safety of all parties are first and foremost in our preparation for the Fall event. As such, many considerations and modifications are the top priorities of all parties involved, including:

MASKS
Masks are recommended for all participants and staff. Masks will be provided upon request.
WASH HANDS
The hotel will ensure EPA-certified cleansers and soap for public use.
SANITIZE
Hand sanitizer stations throughout the event.  Frequent sanitization of all common areas.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Meals will be provided in a preferred no-contact or less contact method (i.e. pre-packaged,
attendant-served, etc.).
SOCIAL DISTANCE
Wider aisle-ways, dedicated travel lanes, and more to ensure social distancing.
MEAL SEATING
Seating for meals will be limited to a lower percentage of normal capacity.
SIGNAGE
Signage will take on a new urgency with an emphasis on health and safety. 
OUTDOOR SPACE
When possible, the use of outdoor space will be utilized for receptions, breaks, etc.

REGISTRATION

New attendee and exhibitor onsite registration considerations will be implemented, such as:
   – Express check-in and pre-registration
   – Pre-Event Badge delivery
   – Staggered check-in times
   – Floor graphics for distancing guidelines
   – Floor markers with stancheoning
   – Transparent barriers to registration counters
   – Sneeze guards

Note: See Travel Information below for additional Minnesota and Minneapolis protocol updates.





Additional Education

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Continuity Insights Management Conference partner organizations will be offering additional courses on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021, and on Thursday and Friday, October 7-8, 2021. Some of these courses may include but not be limited to Business Continuity Review: Two-Day Course; Adaptive Business Continuity: Training and Certification Class; Workplace Violence Preparedness; Table Top Exercise; Organizational Resilience Behaviors and Structure; and Business Impact Analysis. Please check back for updates.





Special Events

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021





Travel Information

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19th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Continuity Insights has arranged for hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at the special conference rate of $179.00 for a standard room. (Government rates are available; please email events@continuityinsights.com for more information.)

BOOK YOUR ROOM(S) TODAY – CLICK HERE

If you need additional assistance from the hotel, please contact the Hyatt at 612-370-1234.

Warning: Please ignore any attempts by unsolicited telemarketers claiming to work on behalf of Continuity Insights to reserve your hotel room. The hospitality industry has seen an increase in activity by these “hotel reservation pirates” who purport to secure the best rates possible. The only way to ensure the security of your credit information is to use the above approved reservation link.

 

 

 

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to evolve in Minnesota and in the city of Minneapolis, we want to provide you with the latest information so that you can explore and visit Minneapolis again with confidence. These are the protocols and procedures currently in place to help keep you safe. Please check these resources often, as information is changing frequently.

State – Minnesota
To keep up-to-date and learn more about what Minnesota is doing to keep visitors safe at a state level, please visit the following:
MN COVID-19 FAQ
MN Stay Safe Plan
City-Specific Information
To learn more about what Minneapolis and the metro area is doing to keep visitors safe at the city level, please visit the following:
Mpls COVID-19 Resource Center
St Paul COVID-19 Resource Center
Hotels
Minneapolis hotel properties are prioritizing cleanliness and safety for their guests. 
Lodging, restaurant, and resort association
Hyatt Hotels
Complete list of Mpls Hotels Cleanliness Policies
MSP Airport
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport has ramped up cleaning and disinfecting procedures for MSP touchpoints. Face coverings are required.
Travel confidently through MSP
Reference Guide for Traveling Through MSP
Mass Transit
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Metro Transit is supporting efforts by regularly disinfecting vehicles and busy boarding areas.
How Metro Transit is Keeping Riders Safe
Meeting Venues
Currently groups of limited occupant capacity are currently permitted within indoor venues so long as social distancing and face-covering requirements are met. This updates regularly.
MN Stay Safe Plan
Stay Safe MN: Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidelines
Restaurants and Bars
Restaurants are currently allowed to be open with indoor and/or outdoor dining, limited capacity, and required reservations.
MN Retailers Association & Consumer-Facing Businesses
MN Stay Safe Guidance for Restaurants and Bars
Major Attractions
All theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums are currently allowed to be open with limited capacity.
Mpls Institute of Art
Walker Art Center
American Swedish Institute
Paisley Park
Other Helpful Resources
To ensure you are reading the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding COVID-19:
CDC
MN Department of Health
City of Mpls Office of Emergency Management
Hennepin County

Exhibiting

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19th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Great attention will be paid to ensure a safe and healthy setting for interactive networking within the exhibits and all other areas of the event. Examples include:

8′ x 10′  Exhibit
Through the use of  greater distance between exhibits, floor treatments, wall locations, and graphics exhibitors will be able to guide attendees through the space easily while ensuring everyone remains safe.

 

 

8′ x 20′  Exhibit
With wider space comes more opportunities. The use of floor treatments, graphics, and structure elements to keep attendees and staff safe.

 

 

Reinventing the Meeting Space
Six-foot physical distancing means that we need to reassess everything in our meeting rooms – spacing, furnishings, materials, entrances and exits, flow, and event technology.

 

 

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please email bob@continuityinsights.com.





Sponsors

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis October 4, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Current and Past Exhibitors and Sponsors include:

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