Building Connections in Emergency Management & Business Continuity

Disaster Forum is Canada’s premier event for emergency/crisis management and business continuity professionals to discuss and analyze best practices, tools, and support for the community of practice.

October 24 - 26, 2023
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Banff, Alberta
Starting at $695 + GST
Disaster Forum 2023 is now SOLD OUT! Check back for information regarding Disaster Forum 2024. 

Disaster Forum represents a renewed opportunity for emergency management and business continuity professionals and practitioners from across Canada to connect, share and learn from one another. Previously held in Alberta between 1998 and 2018 with the purpose of promoting professionalism in Emergency Management, Disaster Forum included participation from industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. With this year’s re-launch, we are pleased to continue the legacy of programs filled with excellent speakers – presenting real life experience with lessons learned and applied – as well as high-value networking opportunities. Join us over two and a half days at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to meet and learn from other Emergency Management and Business Continuity professionals.

To hear from Trace Associates Inc.'s founders on why they decided to relaunch Disaster Forum in 2023, click here.

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Nestled into the sprawling wilderness of Banff National Park, the town of Banff and its stunning mountainous backdrop are again hosts to this year’s Disaster Forum. Visitors to Banff are greeted by a quaint mountain town setting and the option to enjoy many unique experiences – including a hike or gondola ride to the 2,281 m summit of Sulphur Mountain. Be sure to check out the Bow River waterfall just a short 15-minute walk from our conference hotel.



For more information on the Town of Banff and its offerings, please visit and explore the town website at

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Who Should Attend?

Leaders and practitioners of emergency management and business continuity, along with leaders from related support services and volunteer organizations.

About the Conference Host

Your conference host, Trace Associates Inc., is proud to revive and continue the Disaster Forum legacy long managed by Paul Riopel of Emergency Response Management Consulting (ERMC).

For over 15 years, Trace has been helping clients solve their Environmental Science and Engineering challenges.  Recognizing evolving industry needs, Trace has expanded its advisory services and team of experts to include Emergency Management and Business Continuity; Health and Safety; Sustainability and Social Responsibility; and Indigenous Engagement. For more information about Trace, please visit and explore their website at and look for one of their team members during the conference.

Important Dates to Remember

August 1 - October 24, 2023

Regular Conference rate available at $995 + GST

August 12, 2023

No sponsorship refunds after this date. Prior to August 12th, sponsorships that may have to be withdrawn will be subject to a 50% deposit.

September 1, 2023

Cancellation deadline. No cancellations will be accepted after this date. Registrations can be transferred to a different name by emailing

September 23, 2023

Cut-off date to book a room under the conference group rate at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Group room rates are not guaranteed after this date.

September 30, 2023

Deadline for speakers to submit headshot, bio, and session descriptions to

Sponsors & Exhibitors

QM Avert PLI Calgary Emergency Epic Podcast Emergency Management Stars Vigilant Alberta Emergency Management SCCi H2Safety Caitlin Events Claudia Photography
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