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Meet Us in the Emerald City: Where Relationships Build Business

Connect with the DRI community and beyond at the flagship event of the year for civil defense practitioners. Engage with dynamic keynote speakers as they help you better understand your peers, clients, and friends. Participate in numerous networking opportunities catered to you and how you want to grow, and earn valuable CLE while taking in an exciting new city.

Save your spot and start planning your trip now. We look forward to seeing you in vibrant Seattle for DRI’s 2024 Annual Meeting on October 16-18!

Keynote Speakers

Learn to engage the world around you as our inspiring keynote speakers share their unique stories and perspectives with the DRI community. Glean practical insights that will empower you to thrive in the ever-changing civil defense climate.

Bill Bradley We Can All Do Better

Bill Bradley

Hear from two-time NBA champion, former US Senator, and star of the new Max documentary Bill Bradley: Rolling Along Bill Bradley as he teaches us how to meaningfully connect with those around us. Throughout his storied career, Bradley has worked with individuals from all backgrounds on and off the court. Now, he’s ready to share his stories with you. Join us as he offers a concise, powerful, and highly personal review of the state of the nation, illustrating how we can move our country forward when the path is unclear.

Senator William W. Bradley is a managing director of Allen & Company LLC. Bradley served in the US Senate from 1979–1997, representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He has authored seven books on American politics, culture, and economy, including his newest release We Can All Do Better. Currently, Bradley hosts American Voices, a weekly show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown.

Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act

Rick Steves

The world gets a little smaller when you realize we’re more alike than different. Embark on a journey with public television host, best-selling author, and activist Rick Steves of Rick Steves' Europe as he delves into the intersection between travel and politics and shares his perspective on travel as a political act. Like Bradley, Steves understands the crucial role that empathy plays in our interactions with others. He has helped millions connect with new cultures and communities as he documents his travels through Europe. Join us as he reveals how Americans can broaden their perspective through travel—and why it’s ultimately a powerful political act.

Widely considered America's leading authority on European travel, Steves sees himself as a teacher above all else. He taught his first travel class at his college campus in the mid-1970s—and now, more than 40 years later, he still measures his success not by dollars earned but by trips impacted. Steves produces a best-selling series of guidebooks and is the author of Travel as a Political Act. He is dedicated to making travel information accessible and has made extensive resources available for free on the Rick Steves' Europe website; via the Rick Steves Audio Europe™ app; and in Rick Steves Classroom Europe™, a searchable database of short, teachable video clips.

Connect with Your DRI Community at the Museum of Pop Culture

An Evening at the Museum of Pop Culture, Sponsored by LawyerGuard

Join colleagues and peers for an unforgettable evening at DRI’s exclusive networking reception at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Don't miss this opportunity to connect with old and new friends while exploring some of the world's most legendary pop culture artifacts.

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Book Your Stay and Explore Seattle!

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The Annual Meeting will take place at Hyatt Regency Seattle. Already registered? We can’t wait to see you in October! Reserve your hotel room now at DRI’s headquarters hotel for special pricing.

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"I'm looking forward to seeing so many friends, and making new friends, at the DRI Annual Meeting . . . I'm especially looking forward to all of the networking opportunities that will be provided. You can't develop client relationships unless you go to places where clients go."

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