23rd Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

What do I need to know about COVID-19?

NJEPA and Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center will be in full compliance with all local, State and CDC guidelines in place at the time the conference is presented. This will include: face covering requirements, social distancing requirements, special precautions for food and beverage service as well as any special requirements for public meetings and room occupancy (if they are required at the time of the conference). Any special instructions that you need to be aware of will be sent to you prior to the conference with your confirmed registration.

Please ensure that you have a face covering with you, maintain your social distancing, wash your hands frequently (sanitizing stations will be set up around the venue) and follow any special instructions posted by NJEPA or Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center.

NJEPA is very appreciative of the work you as a Public Safety Professional have performed throughout this difficult time and we will make every effort to continue to protect you as we move forward. We can only do this with your support.

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 Executive Director.

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.

  • 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?

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has both valet and self-parking service available. Please follow the posted signs upon your arrival in the city. There is a fee for vehicles parking that are not staying at the hotel, hotel guests will receive a $5 voucher for self-parking.

Reminder: There is No Parking in the Permit Lot outside of the Convention Center Porte Cochere.

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 of the Casino adjacent to the Valet parking area and a short walk from the Self-Parking garage.  

Conference Registration will take place at the Registration Area just inside the entrance to the Waterfront Conference Center, 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 Agenda and program for a full list of these activities, as well as different break and lunch options, offered by NJEPA, within the Conference Center. 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. 

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

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has numerous specialty restaurants, meal kiosks, buffets and lounges available. Other properties in the city 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 in Wildwood 23, with tables and chairs if you need to handle business. 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 Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City offer?

In addition to one of the premiere gambling locations in the city, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has numerous lounges, where entertainment is available nightly. Additionally, the hotel has a pool, spa and fitness center. Click on this link  to view what Harrah’s Resort 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. Additionally, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City provides a complimentary shuttle to Boardwalk locations between 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM daily, subject to change. Also, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is only a 5 to 10-minute walk away, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hotel, Casino and Marina are only slightly farther.