Partnering with Chicagoland continuity professionals for 30 years!

Established in 1989, Business Resumption Planners Association (BRPA) is an independent professional association of people employed in all aspects of disaster recovery, contingency and business continuity planning. Located in the greater Chicago area, we are a not-for-profit association dedicated to education and information exchange.

Membership is open to all professionals interested in contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management and related fields.

BRPA meets 6 to 8 times per year at various city and suburban locations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Educational programs include speakers, round tables and panel discussions. Special events include a holiday luncheon and various networking events.

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BRPA Events for 2019



Event Type



February 12, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

½ Day (Educational Event)

2019 Hot Topics:
Roundtable Discussions

CME (Downtown)

April 25, 2019

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Full Day (Educational Event)

Cybersecurity &
Managing Data Centers

Element Critical 

711 N. Edgewood Ave. Wood Dale, IL 60191

June 11, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Full Day (Educational Event)

Networking event to follow

BRPA 30th Anniversary Event - BCP Principles and Practices

Downtown – TBD

August 21, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

½ Day (Educational Event)

Event Management & 
Crisis Communications

Suburbs – TBD

October 8, 2019

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Full Day (Educational Event)

Adaptive Business Continuity

Downtown - TBD

December 10, 2019

11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Holiday Luncheon

(Educational and Networking)

Guest Speaker -
Leading into 2020

Suburbs – TBD

*Note: All events are subject to change.

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