The Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners was created in November 2005. Our mission is to provide a forum for a network of Business Continuity professionals to foster, advance and master the practice of business continuity through education, information exchangeand professional relationships.

Who We Are

The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning.

ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry. Founded in 1983 as a non-profit mutual benefit association, ACP's membership is open to anyone with an interest in or responsibility for the varied aspects of contingency planning.

The purpose of ACP is to provide an environment for exchange of experiences and information. This includes identification of common planning needs and potential recovery response solutions as well as networking opportunities through local and national alliances.

Active participation enables members to:

  • Learn about state-of-the-art contingency and business continuity techniques
  • Serve as a unifying force in defining and leading this rapidly evolving field
  • Identify and implement means and methods for public and private sector collaboration and interface

Mission Statement

ACP is the premier organization for contingency planners, business continuity professionals and emergency managers. ACP provides members an excellent information exchange experience as well as opportunities to set trends in the emergency response and disaster recovery fields. ACP members have the opportunity to grow professionally by developing and strengthening relationships with ACP's public and private sector partners.

History of ACP

The Association began as an informal organization in 1983. The original group was formally organized in 1984 as a non-profit organization. In 1985, Articles of Incorporation were submitted to the State of California that set guidelines for chartering chapters and the operational principles of the ACP Board of Directors. The ACP Board of Directors consists of officers who direct the business of the Association while Chapters are directed by officers who tailor activities to the needs of their membership.