Calendar 2017-02-27T19:02:03+00:00
Apr
18
Wed
2018
ICCFA Annual Convention (2018) @ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm

The ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition, April 18–21, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is your best opportunity of the year to connect with more than 1,000 cemetery, cremation and funeral service owners and managers from throughout North America and the world.

Apr
25
Wed
2018
NFDA Advocacy Summit @ The Mayflower Hotel
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm
Strength in Numbers

Gathering NFDA members on Capitol Hill for more than 25 years!

Get involved! Join fellow funeral service professionals from across the country to advocate on legislative and regulatory issues that affect funeral service and small business.

Not only have the opportunity to educate members of Congress on the issues, you’ll enjoy a variety of networking opportunities and have the opportunity to explore great historic landmarks in our nation’s capital.

For more information and to register, visit http://events.nfda.org/Advocacy-Summit
ICCFA Cremation Operator Certification @ Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification program is presented by ICCFA cremation coaches Poul Lemasters, Esq., and Larry Stuart, Jr., Cremation Strategies & Consulting.
The extensive training curriculum includes:

professional terminology
incinerator terminology
principles of combustion
cremation and the environment
incinerator criteria and design
basics of operating cremation equipment
general maintenance and troubleshooting
forms and record keeping
handling and exposure control

All attendees will receive a comprehensive Operations Manual covering all aspects of crematory operation and maintenance.
Selected’s Spring Management Summit @ The DeSoto
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

Hone Your Management Skills! Spring Management Summits are focused on providing upcoming leaders, managers and owners with a reasonable-cost, information-packed meeting featuring dynamic presentations that offer continuing education. In addition, participants have opportunities to share best practices and build peer-to-peer relationships.

Apr
26
Thu
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Kansas City, KS
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Aftercare Seminar @ The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – May 1 @ 4:30 pm
Just because the funeral is over doesn’t mean that serving the family ends. Aftercare is an important relational and marketing tool that every funeral home or cemetery should offer in their communities.

The Foresight Companies is hosting their Aftercare seminar covering all aspects from the cycle of services to the mentality of mourning and how to engage your community effectively. A successful Aftercare program is essential for long term funeral home and cemetery viability.

Join us for a game changing approach to service in your community.

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is a mountainside all-suite, all-fun resort in Phoenix. Only 8 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport, come early or extend your stay and enjoy fun by the pool, relaxing at the spa, or playing golf on a world-class course.

Complete with four acres of pools, lazy river, waterslide, miniature golf, four tennis courts and a variety of dining options for all occasions.
Transportation between the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and The Foresight Companies offices will be provided each day of the seminar.

May
2
Wed
2018
FUNERAL BOOTCAMP @ The Foresight Companies
May 2 @ 6:00 am – May 4 @ 7:00 pm
  This reformatted and revolutionary 3 day program is a working seminar which covers every aspect of business operations including:

– Finance/Accounting
– Pricing and Packages
– Merchandising
– Marketing
– HR
– Survey
– Preneed

Each participant will leave with a fully executed program to implement upon their return. This Business Plan will increase profit and operating efficiency.

PRE-SEMINAR SOCIAL:

Tuesday Night Reception at 6:00 PM

Cocktails and Appetizers at the Bar Six 40, on the property at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch:
Combining modern accommodations with amenities that capture the elegance of historic haciendas of the past, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is both a luxury vacation retreat and an exceptional Phoenix‐area destination.

When it comes to hotels in Scottsdale, you’ll find more than your share of entertainment and activities. Amenities include two outdoor pools with cabanas, golf at McCormick Ranch Golf Club and the Luna Spa.

In minutes you can arrive in downtown Scottsdale to enjoy world‐class shopping and dining. Not to mention a bevy of outdoor desert adventures from horseback riding and jeep tours to hot air ballooning.

Hotel Reservations
Call 1-800-540-0727

May
4
Fri
2018
Cremation Innovations Summit
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 4:15 pm

Don’t Let Your Profits Go Up in Flames

Today, more people are getting cremated than buried, and “traditional” doesn’t mean anything when it comes to funeral service.

With that comes challenges – but also opportunities. At the Cremation Innovations Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll discover how to recognize and respond to both.

Learn how to:

  • Differentiate your firm from discount funeral homes and minimal cremation businesses.
  • Leverage technology to reach more families that prefer cremation.
  • Boost family satisfaction and company revenue by offering celebrant services.
  • Design meaningful and personalized services for cremation families.
  • Determine if it’s financially feasible to invest in a crematory project.

The conference will include keynote speakers as well as mini-presentations from some of the most innovative companies that are offering new products and services to help cremation families honor loved ones.

https://summitnc.planningpod.com/#registration-panel

 

Selected Educational Trust Job Fair @ Worsham College of Mortuary Science
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Selected Educational Trust will be holding a Job Fair on Friday, May 4, from 10:00a to 1:00p Central at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, 495 Northgate Parkway, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 (location map). All members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes are invited to attend and meet the 50+ mortuary science students who are, or soon will be, looking for employment in the profession.

For full details, click the event URL.
This event is sponsored by Kelco Supply Company.
May
8
Tue
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Vancouver, BC
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

312-204-1077 or [email protected]

May
9
Wed
2018
ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification @ Mid-America College of Funeral Service
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Crematory Operator Certification training, you will learn all the components of cremation and how to properly operate and maintain a retort machine, learn how to properly and consistently track remains, and be provided with an update on applicable laws.

Visit www.cremationcentral.com for more information on the ICCFA Cremation Certification Program.
May
14
Mon
2018
IFDA Annual Convention @ Belterra Casino Resort
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Visit our website for more information! http://www.infda.org/annual-events

May
17
Thu
2018
NFDA Embalming & Restorative Art Seminar @ Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
May 17 @ 7:30 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Whether you’re a novice embalmer or seasoned expert, you’re sure to leave this engaging new seminar with advanced skills, ideas and knowledge that can be applied as soon as you return to your funeral home!

A variety of sessions for all interests, including:

* Embalming techniques for all experience levels: Live demonstration of techniques to best provide a fond and lasting memory for the family.

* Advanced restorative art techniques for the most difficult cases: Techniques to restore the deceased to a presentable appearance for all types of restorative art cases.

* Embalming risk management and standards of care: Explore the malpractice risks embalmers face from dissatisfied families. Learn how a malpractice lawsuit is conducted and what steps embalmers should take to reduce liability exposure.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.nfda.org/embalmingseminar

May
18
Fri
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Wheeling, IL
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

May
22
Tue
2018
Illinois & Indiana ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Best Western Hillside
May 22 @ 8:00 am – May 23 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Best Western Hillside in Hillside, IL.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Illinois and Indiana:
12 Insurance Credit Hours
(Pending) Funeral Director Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

May
29
Tue
2018
ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program @ Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Cremation Arranger Certification Program, you will learn the history of cremation and why it is critical in understanding its increase in demand. You will learn the laws and regulations and the ethics of conducting the most effective cremation arrangement and finally, pricing versus value and how to market cremation for your business.

For more information, visit https://www.ccms.edu/event/cremation-arranger-program/
May
30
Wed
2018
ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification Program @ Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Crematory Operator Certification Program, you will learn all the components of cremation and how to properly operate and maintain a retort machine, learn how to properly and consistently track remains, and be provided with an update on applicable laws.

For more information, visit https://iccfa.com/cremation-certification/.
Jun
5
Tue
2018
Indiana ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Crowne Plaza Airport
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Indianapolis, IN.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Indiana:
12 Insurance and Funeral Director Credit Hours
4 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Cemetery Impossible @ The Foresight Companies
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm
This two-day seminar will take its attendees through the basic points of operation from the ground up and down! Attendees will learn pricing of interment rights in theory and then in application to their existing property.

This seminar is for cemetery owners, managers and board members of for-profit and not-for- profit cemeteries. Each attendee will learn easy ways to dramatically increase their cash flow the day they get home.

This seminar follows the uniquely dynamic and effective style of The Foresight Companies’ workshops. Attendees come with their businesses financial and operating data pre-loaded onto a specially designed spreadsheet. They not only learn the theory, they get hands-on understanding of the math supporting their decisions. We will challenge attendees to dig deep and get their hands dirty as they work on their specific business issues.

PRE-SEMINAR SOCIAL:
Monday Night Reception at 6:00 PM
Cocktails and Appetizers at Aunt Chilada’s, on the property at Point Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort:

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is a mountainside all-suite, all-fun resort in Phoenix. Only 8 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport, come early or extend your stay and enjoy fun by the pool, relaxing at the spa, or playing golf on a world-class course.

Complete with four acres of pools, lazy river, waterslide, miniature golf, four tennis courts and a variety of dining options for all occasions.

Transportation between the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and The Foresight Companies offices will be provided each day of the seminar.

Hotel Reservations
Call 1-800-426-0165

Jun
6
Wed
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Little Rock, AR
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

Jun
12
Tue
2018
Iowa & Nebraska ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Homesteaders Life Company
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 13 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at Homesteaders Life Company in West Des Moines, IA.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Iowa and Nebraska:
12 Insurance and Funeral Director Credit Hours in Iowa
9 Insurance and Funeral Director Credit Hours in Nebraska
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Selected Connections @ Variable
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm
Selected Connections programs typically are entirely planned and hosted by a Selected member firm and/or Preferred Partner that opens its doors to Selected members in order to highlight best practices and lessons learned. These members-only, unique, hands-on programs highlight the camaraderie and trust shared by Selected members. In order to maintain the members-only status, Selected does not seek continuing education credit for these meetings.

  Visit the registration page for full details.
This event is brought to you in part by the support of Passare.
Jul
8
Sun
2018
NFDA Leadership Conference @ Omni Grove Park Inn
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm
Take your leadership skills to the next level!

Join fellow funeral service leaders at the historic Omni Grove Park Inn. Relax, reguvenate and breathe in some clean mountain air at this exquisite resort, set atop scenic Sunset Mountain, while developing your leadership skills with your peers.

For more information and to register, visit http://events.nfda.org/Leadership-Conference

Jul
11
Wed
2018
NFDA Business Conference @ Omni Grove Park Inn
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm

Like a big-league baseball team relies on relief pitchers in their bullpen to bring home the win, a successful business needs reinforcements to boost their game, too.

Created especially for small to mid-size funeral home businesses, the NFDA Business Conference will arm funeral professionals with updated, essential business knowledge and tools to ensure growth, profitability and financial strength.

During this highly interactive conference, attendees will learn from top experts who will help them make sense of their funeral home’s financial picture. Participants will engage with experts and fellow conference attendees in breakout discussions and roundtable sessions.

For more information and to register, visit http://events.nfda.org/Business-Bullpen

Jul
18
Wed
2018
ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification Program @ Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Crematory Operator Certification Program, you will learn all the components of cremation and how to properly operate and maintain a retort machine, learn how to properly and consistently track remains, and be provided with an update on applicable laws.

  For more information, visit https://iccfa.com/cremation-certification/.
Jul
20
Fri
2018
ICCFA University 2018 @ Fogelman/University of Memphis
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm
This five-day program is designed to offer intensive instruction and networking opportunities in a college-campus setting.

For more information on the ICCFA University, visit https://iccfa.com/university/.
Jul
25
Wed
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Iowa & Nebraska ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Radisson Hotel
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – Aug 22 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Radisson Hotel in Coralville, IA.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Iowa and Nebraska:
12 Insurance and Funeral Director Credit Hours in Iowa
9 Insurance and Funeral Director Credit Hours in Nebraska
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
Pennsylvania ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ The Inn at Reading
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – Sep 12 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at The Inn at Reading in Wyomissing, PA.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Pennsylvania:
12 Insurance Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Pennsylvania ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ DoubleTree Hotel
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – Sep 14 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville, PA.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Pennsylvania:
12 Insurance Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Illinois & Indiana ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Oak Terrace Resort and Spa
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – Sep 19 @ 2:15 pm

This class will be offered at Oak Terrace Resort & Spa in Pana, IL.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Illinois and Indiana:
12 Insurance Credit Hours
(Pending) Funeral Director Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
2018 NJSFDA Funeral Directors Convention and Expo @ Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

Hosted annually, the Funeral Directors Convention and Expo consistently attracts more than 1,000 attendees from the mid-Atlantic region. Our event strives to offer comprehensive solutions to help support the careers of funeral directors by providing high-value, innovative and educational programming geared specifically toward the funeral industry.

For more information, please visit www.njsfda.org/convention

 

Oct
9
Tue
2018
Ohio & Indiana ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – Oct 10 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Dayton, OH.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Ohio and Indiana:
11 Insurance Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Ohio ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ DoubleTree Hotel
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the DoubleTree Hotel in Akron, OH.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Ohio:
11 Insurance Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Oct
14
Sun
2018
NFDA International Convention and Expo (2018) @ Salt Lake Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

Join thousands of funeral service professionals from around the world for the best in networking, education, the world’s largest funeral service Expo and more! Whether you’re planning to join us for for your first NFDA Convention or your fiftieth, get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

For more information, please visit nfda.org/saltlake2018

 

 

 

 

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana & Nebraska ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Casion Hotel
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Isle Casion Hotel in Bettendorf, IA.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana & Nebraska:
12 Insurance Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Before I Die ABQ Festival @ Variable
Oct 30 – Nov 4 all-day
Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of us make any end-of-life plans. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? Put some “fun” in funeral planning to get people to discuss this serious topic. The second annual Before I Die ABQ Festival will start on October 30, which is Create a Great Funeral Day. The 2018 festival will include a daylong symposium on Saturday, November 3 and the post-Marigold Parade festival in Albuquerque’s South Valley on Sunday, November 4. Sign up for our mailing list to be kept apprised of developments!

The inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival took place over six days from Friday, October 20, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at multiple locations and venues around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Six hundred participants attended multiple upbeat activities to openly think about, talk about and do something about our inevitable mortality. Sponsors can connect to hundreds of baby boomers through this unique festival!

Nov
6
Tue
2018
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program- Maryville, TN
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please visit this page http://www.cremationassociation.org/page/COCP to view details about the curriculum, format and expectations.

North Carolina ConEd: Insurance Ethics in Pre-need Funeral Plans & The Pre-need Insurance Niche @ Residence Inn
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – Nov 7 @ 2:15 pm
This class will be offered at the Residence Inn in Raleigh, NC.

The course will be taught by Homesteaders Director – Training and Development, Wanda Sizemore, who has nearly two decades of experience in funeral service and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), a Certified Celebrant and a recipient of the ICCFA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The fee for this course is $75 and includes the registration/filing fees, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Visit homesteaderslife.com/continuing-education for registration information.

This course qualifies for state insurance, funeral director and ethics credit hours in North Carolina:
12 Insurance Credit Hours
(Pending) Funeral Director Credit Hours
6 Ethics Credit Hours

Because CE credit is typically not transferable from state to state, please contact your state’s licensing board before registering for out-of-state courses.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
MIAMI FUNER, Worldwide Funeral Industry Conference & Expo @ Miami Airport Convention Center
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm

MIAMI FUNER , Worldwide Funeral Industry Conference & Expo, taking place on March 13/15, 2019 at the MACC – Miami Airport Convention Center, will be the forerunner event with the newest professional Conferences and a matchless Expo in the amazing city of Miami, leisure location and financial capital of Florida.

Jointly developed and organized by TANEXPO [the leading International Funeral and Cemetery Exhibition, gathering in Bologna 18.000 professionals from 55 Countries every two years] and MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL LLC., [the largest funeral assistance corporation in the world with offices in 14 countries] it’s the perfect blend of the newest professional conferences and a matchless Expo!

Miami, financial capital of Florida, is the ideal place where to start new businesses and can act as a springboard for a great success in the United States, Latin America and worldwide! Join us and fly your business to new markets!

Visitors can register for tradeshow, single workshops or for the entire packages divided into 5 different categories (marketing, IT, CEO, technical and technology and innovation). (Workshops registered visitors can visit the Tradeshow for free).

Online registrations from January 2019.