Midwest contingency Planners

In-person events are hosted by member companies at their sites, those meetings rotate around the greater Indianapolis area. Virtual events are most often open to everyone, but sometimes require you register in advance.

If your company would like to host an in-person event please reach out to us. If you are a vendor you can also host an event and/or a lunch-and-learn before the group meeting (if you host a lunch you'll have an opportunity to discuss your product, showcase your facility, or service).

If you are a first time guest attendee registration is free. If you attend multiple events we ask that you consider joining our group and enjoy even more benefits. We look forward to meeting you at our next educational event! 

Upcoming events

    • December 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual FREE, Pre-registration Required

    This will be MCP's 144th Quarterly Meeting!

    Register in advance for this webinar:



    MCP Business Meeting:

    Feature Presentation(s):

    Achieving Resilience with Diversity and Inclusion

    George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Civil Unrest, protests and even riots in Minneapolis, Portland, and across the nation. 2020 has seen widespread public outcry against racial injustice not seen in the United States at this levels since the 1960s. 

    Does an organization need to be inclusive to be truly resilient? And what does this have to do with Business Continuity?

    On December 8th, Vanessa Vaughn Mathews and James Green, renowned business continuity experts, will share with us their personal stories on what racism and privilege look like in both the real world and the business world today, and what we need to do and how we can all work together to create truly inclusive organizations.

    During this interactive presentation we will discuss:

    1. How did we get here?
    2. The difference between check the box “Diversity and Inclusion” and creating a true sense of belonging for all of your coworkers
    3. Why Diversity and Inclusion matter during a business continuity incident
    4. Practical ways to create a more inclusive business continuity program


    Vanessa Vaughn Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors. As the President of Asfalis, Vanessa is focused on helping government, commercial, and non-profit leaders manage operational risks. Vanessa’s breadth of experience in emergency management, crisis preparedness and risk management equip Asfalis to support their customers, to include property managers, universities, international and intermodal logistics firms, retailers, the healthcare industry and athletic associations. Prior to Asfalis, Vanessa worked with a Tier 1 intelligence agency and a Fortune 50 company, which equip her to be on the front lines of the industry to restore business and community resiliency.


    Vanessa’s engagement with the community has earned her recognition at the local, national and international levels. Mathews was appointed by the Mayor of Charlotte to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Charlotte International Cabinet. The Mecklenburg Times recognized Vanessa as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte, NC (2020). The US State Department recognized her as a “Global Innovation Fellow.” The United Kingdom’s “Acquisition International Magazine” named her as a finalist for the “Best Female Owned and Operated Small Businesses.” Vanessa also co-owns and hosts the Business Resilience DECODED podcast. Additionally, Vanessa was the 1st female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 


    James Green is the Director of Risk Advisory Services at SAI Global.  James is passionate about business continuity and helps C-Suites around the world make their organizations more resilient not just during an incident, but as a fundamental part of day to day operations. James has spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry and has worked on risk events that have occurred all over the globe, whether it was civil unrest in Egypt during the Arab Spring or typhoons in the Pacific Rim. 


    Previously, Green was the global head of business continuity for Sykes Enterprises, a business process outsourcer with 50,000 employees and 80 locations worldwide. James holds the MBCI designation from the Business Continuity Institute, the Certified Business Continuity Professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International and is recognized as an Enterprise Risk Management Expert by the Credit Union National Association. James is a sought-after speaker, and has been interviewed by multiple publications, on the topics of resilience and workplace violence. In 2020 he was named the Business Continuity Institute’s Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Americas, becoming the first person to be honored with this award twice.


    • December 09, 2020
    • (EST)
    • December 10, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Virtual - Free

    Join Zones on December 9 and 10 for the first-ever Zones Technology Forum virtual conference. The Zones Technology Forum will be packed with keynotes, breakout sessions, demos, assessments, and more. It is designed with technical experts in mind and will be led by experts from both Zones and our vast community of partners. Attendees will learn about the Zones Cloud Journey, and how a modernized cloud strategy can enable remote workers, secure data, and save money.

    That’s not all attendees can expect from the Zones Technology Forum – they’ll also receive new and trending content from Zones technical experts to help their organizations navigate today’s continuously evolving IT environments. There will be a new keynote delivered daily by Zones executives focusing on the four key areas of the Zones Cloud Journey – Assess, Design, Implement, and Manage. These keynotes will lead directly into the daily breakout session tracks:


    • Zones Cloud Journey Track 1: There has been substantial migration to the cloud in the past 10 years. This breakout track will ensure a complete understanding of the cloud journey with subjects covering Data Management in the Cloud, Software-Defined Data Center, Cloud App Security, and Hybrid Cloud Design.

    • Zones Cloud Journey Track 2: The shift toward a more mobile, remote workforce has made waves across the business world. This breakout track will focus on supporting the workforce through the cloud whether they are down the hall or across the globe. Subjects covered in this track include Data Center Optimization, Apple Device Management, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Modern Device Management, and Remote Deployment.


    The Zones Technology Forum will feature traditional presentations and it will incorporate several demos and assessments. These will give attendees an in-depth look at emerging trends. Attendees will be able to leverage the knowledge they gain from these presentations, demos, and assessments to better plan for the future.

    All sessions will be led by technical experts from both Zones and their vast community

    of partners, ensuring that you get all the knowledge you need to thrive in today’s

    constantly evolving IT ecosystem.

    Be one of the first 100 to sign up, and you’ll receive both a Yeti and a custom

    ice mold, brought to you by Lenovo.


    • December 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - open to all, $

    Workshop Title: Vulnerability and Remediation Tracking Management Program

    • Date/Time: December 16, 2020, 10am - 12pm PT/1-3pm ET
    • Instructor: Terri Reilly, Sr Cyber Security Analyst,  Dep. Program Manager, Dept of the Army
    • Price: InfraGard Member $49, Patriots Circle Member $44, Other Gov’t $49, All others $79
    • Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8092663275292012300 

    • March 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD


    MCP Business Meeting



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