UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


DRI Collegiate Conference with IRDR

14 June 2023, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

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IRDR is pleased to host the DRI International Collegiate Conference, focusing on important issues within the resilience profession.

Event Information

Open to







Dr Gianluca Pescaroli – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Jeffery Hall
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

DRI International and the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) are pleased to invite you to attend a one-day, on-campus conference to be held 14 June. Attendance for Certified Professionals will require a nominal fee (£100.00 to cover expenses with the profit donated to the DRI Foundation) and be free to select IRDR students (seniors and graduate students from specifically related fields) and faculty. DRI Certified Professionals will earn 8 CEAPs for attending. 

The day’s educational programme will begin with Chloe Demrovsky, President of the DRI International and recognized expert in business continuity, providing an overview of this exciting career. Full of opportunity, continuity careers are a chance to affect real change within organisations. There will be expert speakers from various business sectors as well as IRDR faculty. 

Featured presentations will focus on important issues within the resilience profession, including: 

  • Operational resilience in the financial sector 
  • Climate risk 
  • Disaster risk reduction 
  • Private sector resilience 
  • A closing roundtable discussion with the day’s speakers

Full programme and list of speakers is available on the DRI website: https://drive.drii.org/2023/05/05/dri-university-college-london-conference-june

The event will provide a unique opportunity to interact with regional resilience professionals and students interested in resilience careers as well. An evening networking reception concludes the day’s activities. 


Visit the booking link above. Staff and students should contact irdr-comms@ucl.ac.uk for a booking code, entitling them to free access. Limited IRDR staff/student spaces are available and are on a first come, first served basis.

About DRI International 

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organisations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 20,000+ resilience professionals in 110+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally-recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organisations as resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programmes ranging from introductory to masters level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities.  


Free for UCL IRDR students and staff (places limited).