24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

What are the fees to attend the conference?

The full list of conference attendee Fees, Menus and Options can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Can I cancel my registration?

Your registration is NOT refundable but IS transferable to someone else to attend in your place with no problem. If you need to transfer your registration, please contact our Registration Team.

NJEPA is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization and the registration fees go to offset only a small portion of the cost of bringing the conference to you. The majority of the fee you pay has been spent on your conference experience well before the conference begins. 

If someone will be attending in your place, please log back into your registration utilizing the instructions in your confirmation e-mail to make the change. Or you can instruct the person attending in your place to visit the On-Site Registration booth when they arrive and we can make the change at that time.

Does NJEPA accept agency Purchase Orders?

NJEPA does accept Purchase Orders (PO) as a courtesy to our attendees. Please note that NJEPA will not be taking "group" registrations this year, each attendee must register individually. However, we encourage agencies to group registrations into single purchase orders for more efficiency for your agency. It is the attendee’s responsibility to make sure that the PO and any required documents have been submitted to NJEPA PRIOR to the start of the conference or payment will need to be made at the time of registration check-in. POs cost NJEPA a great deal of time and money to collect so please show us the courtesy to process these documents in a timely manner.

  • In order to receive the "Early Bird" rate, POs MUST be received by the Early Bird cut off date. After that date any unpaid PO will be adjusted to the Regular Conference Rate.

  • All POs MUST be paid for within two (2) months of the close of the conference. 

If problems occur and are not corrected with a PO, an Attendee(s) or Agency may be required to pay for future events with a Credit Card. 

Are there any additional fees related to paying for registration?

The only additional fees that you would incur as part of your registration would come from a “returned check fee” or an actual bank or other fee incurred in processing your registration. This fee will be the higher of either the bank fee or $50. It is the Attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all registration fees are paid in a timely manner.

Where do I park?

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino boasts a massive parking garage that fronts Pacific Avenue. You’ll notice it immediately as you drive into the resort. The eleven-story structure stretches the entire block from Virginia Avenue to S. Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s connected to the resort, and you’ll just take an elevator down to level 2 for the hotel, food court and conference space.

Access to this garage is very easy on Virginia Avenue. You’ll see the signs pointing to the self-parking garage on your right. Valet parking is in the same area to the left.

Hotel guest will receive unlimited entry and exit into the parking garage after the initial fee of $10.

How do I make hotel reservations?

Please see our Hotel Information page.

When I arrive, where do I register?

Hotel Registration is located in the main lobby at the Casino level adjacent to the Valet parking area and a short walk from the Self-Parking garage.  

Conference Registration will take place at the Registration Area on the second floor near the meeting space by the Fresh Harvest Buffet. There will be signage to direct you. Additional registration instructions will be provided as the conference approaches.

Signage will be placed throughout the hotel directing you to the various conference locations.

How will I know where the training classes and various programs will be in the hotel?

You will be given instructions on how to download the "NJEPA App". The App will contain the agenda and the locations of each of the events, the exhibit hall and vendor links along with a map of the hotel. Additionally, signage will be placed around the hotel directing you where to go along with the Daily Agenda of Conference Sessions with locations. 

Remember to download the conference APP. This will provide you with a way to manage your conference experience, provide you with “up to the minute” conference news and happenings as well as announcements of “special opportunities” that have been known to pop up during the conference week. Information on the app will be included in your registration confirmation as well as information kiosks at the Registration Area and around the conference venue. Please ask any of the conference team if you need assistance downloading the app.

Additionally, the Conference Program will be available on the conference website with all of the information you will need to make the most of your conference experience.

Where can I eat?

On several evenings of the conference there will be receptions after the close of conference sessions. Additionally, the annual conference luncheon will be held during the week of the conference.  Please check the conference App, Agenda or Program for a full list of these activities. These will be your best source of up-to-date information. Updates as to different break and lunch options throughout the Hotel and Casino will be posted here also. Note- there will be a nominal fee for the Awards and Networking Reception to help us maintain a cost effective program for all of those attending. 

Your registration will allow you access to many daily breaks, the Vendor Reception and the Annual Conference Luncheon. Please check the conference app for times and locations of meals and breaks.

Hard Rock Atlantic City has numerous specialty restaurants, meal kiosks, buffets and lounges available. Other properties in the city, up and down the boardwalk or a short Jitney ride away, also have a wide variety of restaurants offering all types of cuisines and price ranges.

Where can I go if I need a quiet place to work while I am at the conference?

A "quiet room" will be available, with tables and chairs, if you need to handle business. This room will be identified in your Conference App and there will be signage placed around the meeting rooms so you can locate it easily.. The Hotel Wi-Fi is available in this space. Wi-Fi instructions are available on the Conference App, in the Conference Program and at Registration.

What activities does the Hard Rock Atlantic City offer?

In addition to one of the premiere gambling locations in the city, Hard Rock Atlantic City has numerous lounges, where entertainment is available nightly. At least one of these lounges hosts a live band nightly. Hard Rock is located on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk with access to the Atlantic Ocean, a stroll (or run) along miles of beach front (on the sand or wood) as well as direct access to the neighboring hotels and casinos. Additionally, the hotel has a pool, spa and fitness center. Click on this link  to view what Hard Rock Atlantic City has to offer during your stay at the conference.

What transportation is available around the city?

The hotel valet service can arrange for taxi and limousine service to anywhere in the city or region. Jitney service is available along Pacific Avenue to all of the city's hotels, casinos and nightlife. Or, you can walk the Boardwalk to other destinations along the Atlantic Ocean. If you are not interested in "walking the boards" during your stay, enjoy a leisurely ride in a "Rolling Chair" or the "Tram" to any of the resorts along the Boardwalk.