Conference Agenda

NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT (NJAFM)

15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 15, 16 & 17, 2019
HARD ROCK HOTEL – ATLANTIC CITY

AGENDA
[Preliminary]

TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM                           Pre-Conference Training Fundamentals
                                                            of Floodplain Management

3:00 – 5:00 PM                                  Exhibitor Booth Set-up

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Conference Registration

5:00 – 7:00 PM                                  Cracker Barrell

Participate in our technical consulting session with featured speakers from federal, state and local agencies. Food and beverages will be provided. Discussion topics include (list will be finalized based on confirmed participants):
  • Flood Mapping
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program
  • FEMA Region II
  • Flood Insurance
  • Coastal Vulnerability Assessments
  • Elevating Residential Structures
  • Floodplain Ordinances
  • Community Rating System (CRS)
  • UCC/Code Enforcement
  • NJDEP Land Use Regulations
  • Floodproofing
  • Natural Resource Restoration


  • WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 16, 2019

    8:00 AM                                            Registration   |   Exhibits   |   Continental Breakfast

    9:00 AM                                            Conference Welcome

    Mike Graham  |  Mark Mauriello
    NJAFM Conference Co-Chairs


    9:10 AM                                            Opening Remarks

    Craig Wenger, CFM
    NJAFM Chairs


    9:15 AM                                            Plenary Session I – Increasing our Resilience to Urban Flooding

    This session, which is part of the Larry Larson Speaker Series sponsored by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, will feature a panel discussion among national flood policy experts on the issue of urban flood hazards and mitigation strategies. The session will build on the outcomes of the Foundation’s 6th Assembly of the Gilbert White National Flood Policy Forum held in Washington DC in March 2019.


    10:30 AM                                          Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments


    11:00 AM                                          Concurrent Technical Session I


    12:15 PM                                          Keynote Luncheon  |   W. Craig Fugate [ Invited ]


    2:00 PM                                            Concurrent Technical Session II


    3:15 PM                                            Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments


    3:45 PM                                            Concurrent Technical Session III


    5:00 – 7:00 PM                                 Exhibitor Social Networking Event

    Don’t miss our social networking event! Unwind and enjoy premium food and beverages while you network, build relationships and compare notes with exhibitors, colleagues and fellow floodplain managers.



    THURSDAY  OCTOBER 17, 2019

    8:00 AM                                            Registration   |   Exhibits   |   Continental Breakfast


    8:00 – 9:00 AM                                  NJAFM Members Meeting


    9:00 AM                                            Day 2 – Opening Remarks

    Vince Mazzei
    NJAFM Vice-Chair


    9:15 AM                                            Plenary Session II – Connecting the Dots of Floodplain Management


    10:30 AM                                          Conference Exhibits   |   Light Refreshments


    11:00 AM                                          Concurrent Technical Session IV


    12:15 PM                                          NJAFM Awards Luncheon

    NJAFM Awards
    FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Awards
    ASFPM Foundation Presentation


    2:00 – 4:00 PM                                  Ethics Training for Professional Engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers

    FREE with Conference Registration


    2:00 – 5:00 PM                                  Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) Exam
    **

    ** Must register in advance through the Association of State Floodplain Managers
    www.floods.org