Jan
15
Wed
2020
2020 ICCFA DEAD Talks @ Luxor Las Vegas
Jan 15 @ 8:00 am – Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm

For more information, visit www.iccfasales.com.

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Selected Leadership Academy 2020-22 Class Enrollment Opens @ Selected Leadership Academy
Jan 20 all-day

The Selected Leadership Academy is not just another leadership training program. It’s a personalized journey for those, no matter title or position, who believe their leadership matters and choose to become better.

How Will It Help Me?
Since learning how to lead is an ongoing task, the Academy brings together Selected members interested in continually building their leadership skills to engage and grow in a variety of ways including:

Interactive Conference Calls designed to spark insight and create foundational leadership knowledge.
Personal attention and tailored coaching through private, professional calls with the Academy Dean to dig into what is most relevant to each class member and how to use it in everyday life.
Creating connections with colleagues both in your class (which are limited to no more than 15) as well as Academy alumni who can relate to the unique challenges of the funeral service profession.
Access to respected Selected leaders in informal settings plus an opportunity to create a more structured mentor relationship.

Want to Talk About It?
Contact Amy Hunt, Selected’s Member Engagement Director, at 800-323-4219.
Jan
26
Sun
2020
Selected’s NextGen Seminar @ TBD
Jan 26 – Jan 30 all-day
  The NextGen Seminar is geared toward younger funeral professionals, as well as those new to the profession, to infuse energy, inspiration and motivation to these up-and-coming leaders.

Please check out our website for the latest details on the event: https://www.selectedfuneralhomes.org/Meetings/NextGen-Seminar

**For Selected members only**

Feb
5
Wed
2020
New! Napa Wine Train Bucket List Adventure
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm

Guest registration is limited to one guest per funeral director registrant.

Registration includes: presentations, handouts, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, Welcome Reception and wine train. CE hours are available for this conference*.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
2020 Funeral Technology and Marketing Workshop Cruise @ Port Canaveral
Feb 16 – Feb 23 all-day
Setting sail from Port Canaveral (Orlando area) in February 2020, the workshop cruise is a seven-night tour of the Bahamas, Honduras, and Mexico that will give attendees the opportunity to network with fellow funeral professionals from across the United States, Canada and beyond. Attendees can participate in workshops to earn CEUs while exploring tropical destinations and having some fun on one of the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s, Harmony of the Seas.

The workshops will cover a range of topics including learning about legalities and protecting your business in a digital world, creating a better online experience for families, and tips and tricks to better use social media and search engines to create conversations. The entire workshop schedule will give those in attendance a well-rounded experience that covers some of today’s most compelling topics that they can’t get anywhere else.

Funeral professionals can take advantage of special group rate pricing and save by placing a deposit before September 30, 2019. Cabin prices start at $975 and include a $100 onboard credit if booked before the deadline mentioned above.

For a complete list of topics or to learn more about the 2020 Funeral Technology and Workshop Cruise and place a deposit on your cabin visit http://www.frontrunner360.com/cruise or call 1- 866-748-3625.

Our exclusive group rate pricing is available until September 30, 2019. All cabins booked before the deadline will receive a complimentary $100 onboard credit. Those attending the workshops will be subject to an additional fee of $495.

To learn more or place a deposit, please visit: https://cruise.frontrunner360.com

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Selected Group 6 Roundtable Meeting @ Cypress Lawn
Feb 20 all-day
Group Roundtable Meetings are traditionally one-day discussion sessions that are organized and hosted by member volunteers as an opportunity to connect on a regional level.

-Connect with colleagues to address issues and opportunities specific to your client families and communities
-Enjoy easier travel with convenient/central locations within your Group
-Take advantage of the one-day timeframe to access great information that still gets you back to your firm and other commitments quickly
-Give feedback and ask questions of your Board of Directors representative and/or Headquarters Staff in attendance to improve service to you
-Develop lasting relationships with funeral professionals in your area which is the best part of any Selected gathering!

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Cremation Conference
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Paradise meets profitability at NFDA’s Cremation Conference!

Collaborate with cremation experts and your peers from small to mid-size funeral homes to design strategies for:

  • Communicating the value of the funeral
  • Boosting the profitability of your cremation business
  • Becoming the cremation expert in your community, whether you own a crematory or work with a third-party
  • And more!

The Tradewinds Island Resort will not disappoint! Whether you want to soar over the ocean with a water jet pack or prefer to escape to a beach-side hammock, you’re sure to stay busy during your downtime at this beautiful resort.

The entire experience will leave you inspired and armed with a plan to increase the value – and profit – of your cremation business.

Feb
26
Wed
2020
CANA’s 2020 Cremation Symposium & Art of Selling Cremation Preneed Summit 3 @ Paris Las Vegas
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
CANA’s 2020 Cremation Symposium and Preneed Summit returns to the Paris Las Vegas to explore innovative solutions, network with peers, and discuss the topics that matter to our profession.

https://www.cremationassociation.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1271992

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Selected Leadership Academy 2020-22 Class Enrollment Closes @ Selected Leadership Academy
Mar 1 all-day

The Selected Leadership Academy is not just another leadership training program. It’s a personalized journey for those, no matter title or position, who believe their leadership matters and choose to become better.

How Will It Help Me?
Since learning how to lead is an ongoing task, the Academy brings together Selected members interested in continually building their leadership skills to engage and grow in a variety of ways including:

Interactive Conference Calls designed to spark insight and create foundational leadership knowledge.
Personal attention and tailored coaching through private, professional calls with the Academy Dean to dig into what is most relevant to each class member and how to use it in everyday life.
Creating connections with colleagues both in your class (which are limited to no more than 15) as well as Academy alumni who can relate to the unique challenges of the funeral service profession.
Access to respected Selected leaders in informal settings plus an opportunity to create a more structured mentor relationship.

Want to Talk About It?
Contact Amy Hunt, Selected’s Member Engagement Director, at 800-323-4219.
Mar
5
Thu
2020
Selected Educational Trust Onsite Job Fair – Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science @ Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am
Looking for Employees? Come to this Job Fair!
Mar
8
Sun
2020
Meet the Mentors @ Emory Conference Center Hotel
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Meet the Mentors is held each March at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The names of 50 NFDA-member, licensed funeral directors/embalmers age 40 or under, or newly-licensed within the last five years, invited to participate in the program are chosen by random drawing held the last week of each January. The drawings will be viewable on www.nfda.org/mentors daily beginning the week of the drawing.

Mar
27
Fri
2020
Selected European Spring Meeting 2020 @ Bologna Funeral Exhibition
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day
European Meetings give members in Europe a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!
Mar
30
Mon
2020
2020 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition @ Henry B. González Convention Center
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm

For more information, visit www.iccfaconvention.com.

Apr
19
Sun
2020
The Bereavement Cruise @ Royal Caribbean
Apr 19 – Apr 26 all-day

The Bereavement Cruise is everything a cruise is with the added programming providing a grief conference for attendees. The conference is run by a team of top grief specialists, from across the country. The conference includes workshops, activities, a remembrance ceremony, a walk to remember, small group sessions, yoga, reiki, art projects and so much more.

The cost of the cruise is set by Royal Caribbean. The conference fee is $300.00 per person. The conference is held a state of the art conference center on board the ship. It is private space and only group attendees can attend. All reservations and registration is handled through Journeys of Hope Healing and Health.
Apr
24
Fri
2020
Professional Women’s Conference @ Confidante Hyatt Hotel
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm

Generate new ideas for your business, network with other women in the funeral service profession and create lasting friendships – all in a fun, dynamic environment! Participate in a variety of interesting, informative seminars that will give you fresh insights for your business and for serving families. You’ll gain new perspectives and ideas that can be implemented immediately.

Apr
29
Wed
2020
Selected 2020 Spring Management Summit @ Le Méridien Tampa
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day
The Spring Management Summit is focused on providing up-and-coming leaders, managers and owners with a reasonably-priced, information-packed meeting featuring dynamic presentations that offer continuing education.

-Engage with dynamic speakers who focus on relevant and compelling topics that can have an immediate impact on you and your firm’s daily operations
-Obtain valuable continuing education credit
-Save time with the agenda that’s specifically designed to fit everything in two days
-Enjoy cities that are chosen based on transportation access and price-conscious hotel cost in order to make the most of your investment
-Share best practices and build relationships with your trusted Selected colleagues—the best part of any Selected gathering!

Advocacy Summit @ The Mayflower Hotel
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – May 1 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s Summit will be better than ever! Not only will you have the opportunity to educate the new Congress about the issues that affect funeral service and small business, there are a host of memorable activities planned for you to enjoy!

You won’t want to miss a moment of this fantastic event!

May
11
Mon
2020
Indiana Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention and Trade Show @ Embassy Suites Conference Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm
IFDA’s 140th Annual Convention & Trade Show with over 60 exhibitors. CE hours will include Indiana Law. This event will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Noblesville, IN.

Information coming soon! Please check website for more information!

May
14
Thu
2020
Embalming and Restorative Art Seminar @ Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
May 14 @ 8:00 am – May 15 @ 5:00 pm

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

Engaging topics from the pros include:

  • Advanced restorative art techniques
  • Embalming risk management and standards of care
  • …and more!
Jun
5
Fri
2020
New! Yankee Stadium Bucket List Adventure @ Yankee Stadium
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am

Guest registration is limited to one guest per funeral director registrant.

Registration includes: presentations, handouts, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, box seats at the Yankees game, dinner and hosted bar in the suite. CE hours are available for this conference*.

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Selected European Conference 2020 @ The Grand Hotel
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
European Meetings give members in Europe a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!
Aug
2
Sun
2020
Leadership Conference @ Belmond Charleston Place
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s Leadership Conference truly offers something for everyone!

Whether you’re interested in taking your leadership commitment to the next level or seeking tips to better communicate the profession’s story to the community and media, you’re sure to return home from this conference inspired and invigorated!

Sep
21
Mon
2020
New! Ryder Cup Bucket List Adventure
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Guest registration is limited to one guest per funeral director registrant.

Registration includes: presentations, handouts, lunch, refreshments, Welcome Reception, transportation to the Ryder Cup, hospitality tent on the driving range, and food and beverages all day. CE hours are available for this conference*.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Selected’s 2020 Annual Meeting @ Le Westin Montreal
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day
The Annual Meeting is a time not only to learn and share valuable take-away information but to develop and rekindle lifelong friendships as only occurs when Selected members gather.
Oct
18
Sun
2020
NFDA International Convention & Expo
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:30 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 your first NFDA Convention or your fiftieth, get ready for the experience of a lifetime!