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NJEPA 2024 Request for Presentations

Deadline November 30th, 2023

Welcome and thank you for submitting for the 2024 Conference!


Please review the following before you begin the submission process. Also review the items under the "Presentation Logistics" tab, at the top left, once you have created your profile and logged in.

General Information:
  • Training Sessions are held Monday – Thursday and are 4, 8, 16 or 24 hours long
  • Breakout Sessions are held on Wednesday and Thursday – 75 mins
  • NJEPA does not provide stipends or travel reimbursement to presenters, however, Complimentary Conference Registration is provided for up to three (3) presenters per accepted session. Each presentation is limited to three (3) presenters.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that all abstracts must include the following information:

  • Primary speaker’s contact information
  • Presentation title (75 characters maximum)
  • Presentation description (100 words maximum - for use in program, web, etc.)
  • Contact information for all presenters and co-presenters
  • Short biography for each speaker, presenters and co-presenters (150 words maximum for each presenter)
  • A current head shot photo image or agency logo for each presenter and co-presenter


Tracks: You will be asked to select the Track or Tracks that best fits your presentation. The committee will assign the most appropriate track based on the overall conference program. If you do not provide one, the selection committee will assign one.
  • All Hazard
  • Domestic Preparedness
  • Health Care/Public Health
  • Policy and Planning
  • Response & Recovery
  • Weather

Submission Steps:
  1. Submitting a submission is a two-step process.
  2. Step 1- Click on the "Log In" tab at the top left of this page.  If you have not created a profile for this conference, click on "new user" to create your profile, you only have to do this once. If you have already created your profile, you can log in directly using your profile.
    Note: You must create a complete profile in order to submit a presentation for consideration. If your profile is not complete, you will not be able to submit a presentation. You will receive an email notification that your profile has been created, if you do not receive one, please check your "junk" folder before you contact the Training or Breakout committees.
  3. Step 2- After you have created your profile you will need to add your submission(s). Once you log in, you will see a tab for "My Submissions" at the top left. Click there to view submissions that you have already entered OR if you are adding a new submission, click "add new" and complete the submission form. You will be able to add and store all of the submissions you create under your profile.
  4. Please be sure to complete all of the required fields and double check all of the information you are submitting. The information you enter will be used exactly as you entered it for the website, registration pages, and conference program and will not be edited by our team.
  5. Once you have completed the form, click on the "save and submit" button at the bottom. You also have the option to "save and continue later" if you need to review or add information to your submission at a later time.

Next Steps:
  • Once you complete your submission, the Training and Breakout Committees will review it for fit into the 2024 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference program. Review will be on-going as submissions are received, but final determinations on which submissions will be accepted will not begin until December 2023. This process will continue into early 2024 so that the teams can best schedule sessions to meet the needs of our presenters and attendees as well as best utilize the training space at our venue.
  • You will receive several notifications: Submission Acceptance or Decline, notice of when your session has been scheduled and an Invitation to Register for the Conference (this will contain all of the information you will need to register yourself for all that the conference has to offer). Complimentary Conference Registrations will be offered to the Presenter and up to two Co-Presenters per accepted session. Reminder, if you do not receive an email when you complete your profile or submit a presentation for consideration please check your "junk" folder before you contact the Breakout or Training committees.
  • Additional information will be forwarded to presenters as we get closer to the 25th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference.

Questions regarding Training Sessions can be directed to: Training@NJEPA.org
Questions regarding Breakout Sessions can be directed to: Breakouts@NJEPA.org

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