22nd Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association Conference


A Message from the President

Welcome to 2021! Here’s to hoping that the new year finds you safe and healthy!

Here at NJEPA we have been busy trying to figure out how we can bring you the conference experience you have come to expect while being cognizant of the challenges we still face with COVID-19.

Although we don’t have all the details figured out yet, we wanted to give you a “look behind the curtain” so that you could include our offerings in meeting your 2021 professional goals.

As such, our preliminary plan is to offer a select group of trainings virtually the same week we were expecting to see everyone in person, May 3-7, 2021. These virtual offerings will be available to registered conference attendees only as an addition to your in-person conference registration.

For those of you pursuing the Advanced Professional Series (APS) certification, we are expecting to offer two to three of these courses along with the Basic Workshop. In addition, we anticipate other CEU eligible classes.

September 19-22, 2021, our goal is to hold a condensed in person conference offering Training, Breakouts, the Exhibit Hall, and the networking that has been an integral part of our Conferences for over 20 years. The Conference will take place at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, training and breakouts will begin mid-day on Sunday, September 19th, with a Welcome/Awards Reception that evening. Monday and Tuesday will be filled with more trainings and breakouts, Monday evening will be the Exhibit Hall Opening and Vendor Reception. Tuesday, classes continue with the Exhibit Hall and outside large vehicle display adjacent to the classrooms and our Annual Luncheon also adjacent to the Exhibit Hall. Wednesday we will wrap up the event with morning coffee and a special presentation, 9 am-Noon.

We have not increased our registration fee for 2021 because we realize this has been a tough year financially for many as well NJEPA. Your support and interaction with our sponsors and exhibitors (which we are always looking for more) is important to make the annual conference successful.

Additional information regarding registration, classes, exhibiting and sponsor opportunities will be posted as they are developed, so check back frequently.

Stay safe and be well.

Pat MacFarland Goelz,
President- NJEPA

January 22, 2021


Planning is under way for the 2021 NJEPA Conference!

Call for Papers is Open!!

Do you have a program, training session or case study that you can share with the conference attendees? If so, we want you! If you would like to present at this year's conference, please CLICK HERE or on the box below to submit your ideas. 

'Call for Papers' remains open...



Information coming soon on the 2021 NJEPA Conference....


Look for the virtual conference the week of:

May 3rd to May 7th, 2021



September 19th to 22nd, 2021

Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center

Atlantic City, NJ

The NJEPA Conference

The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association presents an annual conference to provide education and training for New Jersey's emergency managers, first responders and government and elected officials with an interest in preparing their communities for any disaster or emergency that may strilke. This conference is attended by professionals from New Jersey as well as the surrounding states and even representatives from other parts of the country as well as other Nations.

The NJEPA conference provides training, collaboration and promotes the development of public & private partnerships in planning, response, recovery and mitigation in all types of emergencies.










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