21st Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Young Professionals Initiatives

Continuing into its 21st year, the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference would like to continue it's focus this year on young professionals in Emergency Management. We're hard at work on new programs and events to develop excellence in the field. 

Engaging Young Professionals

NJEPA continues to work to improve Emergency Management well beyond the confines of the conference.  We have developed specialized programs for “the next generation of emergency managers” (under 40). This session is designed to allow the up and coming emergency manager (professionals in management, planning, health, transportation, GIS, etc. involved in emergency planning) an opportunity to network with his or her peers and develop those essential resources needed for a successful, fulfilling career in emergency management.  This session will provide opportunities to meet industry leaders, participate in an exercise and/or participate in facilitated discussions on emerging emergency management topics.

Higher Education Project

NJEPA continues to work with colleges and universities to not only provide meaningful training and discussions the week of the conference, but also to help engage students who are the future of our profession. Whether it is emergency management, homeland security, public health, medical, mental health or social service, the NJEPA Conference provides a venue for opportunities not found in the traditional classroom for professional growth. NJEPA encourages this collaboration through:

  • Our scholarship program, to assist our future emergency mangers in their academic endeavors
  • The opportunity for colleges and universities to take advantage of the conference as an academic classroom with special student rates and sessions
  • The opportunities for our partners in Higher Education to spotlight their programs and offerings to all of the emergency professionals attending the conference

For more information about participation, please contact Higher Education Committee Chair, Michael Bradeis Michael.Bradeis@stockton.edu


The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association will be awarding three (3) Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic years. All applications must be received as one completed file or package by e-mail, fax, or regular mail and are to include transcripts and any other supporting information. Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 3:00 PM. Any application received after this date will not be considered for a scholarship. Click NJEPA-2019-Scholarship-Application-Form (1) for more information.




If you have attended any of the previous 20 Conferences then you know our Training and Breakout Sessions are not to be missed, but that's not all that the Conference offers attendees. Here is a list of our 2019 Complimentary Must-See Events:

Tuesday, April 30

Young Professionals Engagement Event 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Conference team has prepared a four-hour session specifically for our Young Professionals to share experiences, ask questions and to network with senior managers in the field. 

Wednesday, May 1

Exhibit Hall Opening Ceremony & Vendor Reception 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Each year, we rely on Exhibitors and Sponsors to make our conference possible. In return, they bring the latest innovations to our exhibit hall to showcase live for attendees. Please join us in opening the 21th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference Exhibit Hall Opening and enjoy some networking time with experts from various agencies. 

Thursday, May 2

Conference Breakfast - Exhibit Hall 7:00am

Join us for breakfast in the Exhibit Hall before your Training and Breakouts. This is another great chance to see the latest innovation in our industry and make connections with various providers.

Conference Luncheon 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Don't miss one of the week's best attended events. Enjoy a hearty buffet and network with attendees from various sectors. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Note: Registration Required, $10 fee to reserve your spot)

Awards & Networking Reception 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the official meeting of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference and will include opening remarks from our President, Pat Goelz and other memorable activities. Don't miss the presentation of awards for the Captain Jonathan C. Young Scholarships and Kevin H. Tuno Emergency Manager of the Year award. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Speakers: To be announced. Note: Registration Required, $10 fee to reserve your spot)

This celebration of 20 years of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference will include a word from our President, Bill Stevenson, Vice President, Ed Conover and other memorable activities. 


This celebration of 20 years of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference will include a word from our President, Bill Stevenson, Vice President, Ed Conover and other memorable activities. 


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