• New Jersey DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette speaking during Sweeney Center's Offshore Wind Technology Conference in May.


The Sweeney Center Event Calendar

Society of Environmental Journalists  

2024 Annual Convention, Philadelphia
Thursday, April 4, 2024 
Program, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Sweeney Center Director Mark Magyar is among the featured speakers for All-Day Tour 9, "Energy in the East: Offshore Wind, LNG and Who Gets to Say 'No' to Development?" Amanda Oglesby, environmental reporter for the Asbury Park Press/USA Today Network, is one of the Atlantic City tour leaders; other NJ speakers include Kris Ohleth, Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, and Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

New Jersey Association of Counties 

2024 Annual Conference, Caesars, Atlantic City
Thursday, May 2
Program: Time TBD 

Join us for our panel, "How Counties Are Leading the Way in Shared Services and Regionalization." Featured speakers include Jacquelyn Suarez, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; Mark Magyar, Director, Sweeney Center for Public Policy, Rowan University; Richard Richardella, Chief, Local Assistance Bureau, NJ Division of Local Government Services; and Marc Pfeiffer, Assistant Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center, Rutgers.

Public Financing and Budgeting Northeastern Workshop

Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark
Friday, May 17
Program: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Sweeney Center Director Mark Magyar will be making a presentation on the Multi-Year Budget Workgroup and how it develops independent, consensus five-year revenue and expenditure forecasts on the New Jersey state budget. The academic conference is sponsored by the New Jersey Policy Lab at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

TechTrends 2024 Workshop

Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center, Rowan University
Wednesday, May 22
Program: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

The SMART Congressional Initiative, a four-state consortium established in 1999 to advise the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland delegations on technology issues, is holding an all-day forum at Rowan. Workshop panels will focus on Manufacturing, Energy and Environment, and Artificial Intelligence and Photonics.