The Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) is a non-profit association of professionals dedicated to the exchange of information on all aspects of planning for an emergency or a disruption to normal operations. DRIE’s goal is to provide an accessible, informal, open forum for the exchange of information and knowledge related to the many variations of emergency preparedness. Our mission will continue forward thanks to our friends at NJ Insurance.

At our meetings we have presentations on many of the following topics:

  • Disaster recovery planning;
  • Business continuity planning;
  • Contingency planning;
  • Crisis management;
  • Crisis communications;
  • Emergency response; and
  • Risk and business impact assessment.

Become a Member

Membership fees are tax deductible as dues to a professional association, if paid by an individual rather than a company or organization.

DRIE West is a non-profit organization with total revenues of less than $10,000 per year.

Meeting Schedule

DRIE meetings and events are an excellent forum to network with other business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management professionals in an informal and relaxed environment. Meetings or events are held approximately monthly, with dates and details communicated to members by email in advance. For people who cannot attend the event in person, a web conference and/or dial-in option is available for most events.  If your business is interested in sponsoring one of our sessions or becoming a DRIE sponsor, please contact our Sponsorship Director.

Meetings are usually held over the lunch hour with a light lunch provided and feature activities such as speakers, panel discussions and presentations.  After each meeting, most presentations are placed on our website.

Please see our Upcoming Events for more information on future events.