Conference 2018 2018-04-10T16:27:25+00:00

Our 2018 NJVOAD Annual Conference is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all who registered.

We look forward to seeing you on 4/12/2018.

NJVOAD is thrilled to welcome our Keynote Speaker:

Jared Maples, Director

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

(Click on the Full Conference Agenda button below for a complete biography.)

New Addition!  

Active Shooter Plenary Presentation:

From Pathway to Violence to Road to Recovery

This featured presentation will offer an overview of the pathway to violence, review strategies to survive an active shooter incident, and explore the role of VOAD members and partners in supporting the road to recovery post-incident.  This is a preview of future regional forums which will explore each of these critical areas with the goal of strengthening individual and organizational capabilities to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from active shooter incidents.

Our Plenary Presentation features Janice Campbell (left) of Tri-State Canine Response Team and Mental Health Association of NJ, John Hunt (center) of AtlantiCare Health Care System and former Deputy Director of NJ Office of Emergency Management , and Megan Sullivan (right) of the Disaster & Terrorism Branch, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services.  Please view the full agenda below for their biographies.

Full Conference Agenda

 This year’s Conference offers a variety of breakout sessions on exciting topics such as:

2018 Threat Assessment

Asset-Based Community Development

Building Capacity and Funding to Support Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Congregate Sheltering for the Whole Community

Disability Inclusion – Understanding and Engaging the Disability Community

Engaging People with Disabilities and AFN in Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Incorporating Resiliency Strategies in Response & Recovery

Rebuilding Right the First Time

Something for Everyone: Whole Community Volunteer Approach

Understanding and Engaging the Disability Community

Who’s at the Table? Building a Multi-Agency Resource Center for the Whole Community

Registration is closed and we are SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your support!

Need a hotel room?

The Holiday Inn of East Windsor is adjacent to the National Conference Center and has offered our attendees a preferred rate of $99 per night (plus taxes).  To make your reservation, please call 609-448-7000 extension 0, and mention Block Code V11.  To reserve your room online, please click HERE.

NJVOAD acknowledges the generous funding received from the Department of Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of our 2018 conference.

NJVOAD is grateful to the following organizations for their sponsorship of this year’s conference:

Islamic Relief USA

NJ 2-1-1

NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

NJM Insurance Group


United Way of Greater Mercer County

Please plan to visit our sponsors and exhibitors on 4/12/18.