Schedule

2007 Conference Daily Event and Travel Calendar

May 25

May 26

May 27

May 28

May 29 to June 1

June 2

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday Memorial Day

Tuesday – Friday

Sat

Tourist or Travel Day

2-Day Weekend French Quarter Conference

5-Day Caribbean Cruise
and
 SBS Camp at Sea

Tourist or Travel Day

2 Days of Sessions
9 AM - 5 PM  

Track Orientation

  • 60% Technical
  • 40% Business

4 Relaxed Days
1 Topic of the Day Chat

Topic Orientation

  • 40% Technical
  • 60% Business
Tour New Orleans
  • Panel Discussions
  • Expert Forums
  • Solution Workshops
  • Emerging Technology
  • Deep Dive Topics

 Learn more!

  • Conversational Brainstorming
  • Pier to Pier networking
  • Leadership Roundtables
  • Case Study/ Expert Debate

Learn more!

Ship Arrives back in
New Orleans
 
8 - 10 AM
Disembark

New Orleans
Astor Crown Plaza
Luxury Hotel

Carnival Cruise Lines
Fantasy Fun Ship

World famous location
French Quarter
Bourbon St and Canal St

  • Hotel balconies overlooking 300 years of charm, historic architecture
  • World-class food, music and sights within blocks

New Orleans
Tourist or Travel
Half-day

Sail Roundtrip from New Orleans down the Mississippi River
to the blue water Caribbean:

  • New Orleans
  • Costa Maya
  • Cozumel
  • New Orleans

Board Ship 1:30 - 3 PM

Sail 4 PM

Evening Receptions, Parties and Fun!

 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tue-Fri

Friday

 

Jazz Reception

6-8pm

Choose Famous Local
Restaurants & Music Clubs

Reception for attendees of both Conferences

Shipboard
Bon Voyage
Reception Sunset to the Gulf

Nightly casual social events

Midnight Moonlight Return up the River

 

Two Distinctly Different Conferences Experiences, Content and Vision

Both agendas will offer a mix of business and technical topics, oriented to spark continued discussion rather than containing the debate to the session room. For any overlap in the full week of events at the French Quarter Sessions plus the Caribbean Cruise Sessions, you would almost certainly find that in the change of participants and environment you have different perspectives and visions revealed.

The French Quarter Sessions are to target a mix 60/40% in favor of more technical and skill oriented sessions, as well as more product and technology based topics.

The Caribbean Cruise Sessions will flip to favor orientation for more of the business vision, imagination and career track planning. I anticipate that the cruise will include roughly the equivalent 1-day of weekend conference content spread across 4 days on the cruise. Naturally, the free discussion and networking is wide open and will undoubtedly be a lot of fun and open-ended in the opportunities to pursue whatever you want.

Think about it. No two conversations are ever the same, even on the same topic, right? In this case, the nature of the smaller environment with fewer people involved on the cruise will shape a more intimate discussion, more 1:1 contact between attendees and panel experts. In addition, the environment of a cruise ship on a 5-day trip is a totally different backdrop. It�s certain that different types of people will gravitate to the different environments being offered.

Conference Agenda Comparison and Summary

2-Day Weekend French Quarter Conference

5-Day Caribbean Cruise
and
 Conference at Sea

New Orleans
Astor Crown Plaza
Luxury Conference Hotel

Carnival Cruiselines
Fantasy Fun-Ship

Disaster Recovery
Business Continuity
Strategic Risk Planning

Disaster Recovery
Business Continuity
Strategic Risk Planning

2 Full Days of Sessions
9 AM - 5 PM  

Session Format or Forum

  • Panel Discussions
  • Solution Workshops
  • Expert Forums
  • Emerging Technology Review/Demo

Track Orientation

  • 60% Technical
  • 40% Business

4 Days Relaxed Daily Sessions
 
Session Format or Forum

  • Leadership Roundtable
  • Expert Debate
  • Case Study
  • Conversational Brainstorming

Track Orientation

  • 40% Technical
  • 60% Business

Session Topics (Very preliminary)

  • Recovery Plans & Preparation Steps
  • Business Models for a DR Centric Strategy
  • Professional Responsibility

 

Session Topics (Very preliminary)

  • IT Career & Business Longevity Paths
  • Aspects of Technical Risk Analysis
  • Failover vs Recovery or Rollback