Feb
21
Thu
2019
ICCFA Crematory Operator Certification Program @ Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
You’ll learn all the components of cremation and how to properly operate and maintain a retort. You’ll also learn how to properly track remains, and be provided with an update on applicable laws. This Operator course includes required two hours of laws and rules relevant to Ohio and specific to crematory operation. For more information and to register, visit https://www.ccms.edu/event/crematory-operator-certification-with-2-hour-ohio-law-requirement/

 

Feb
22
Fri
2019
NFDA Cremation Conference @ Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
Feb
24
Sun
2019
NFDA Business Conference @ Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm
Feb
26
Tue
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Whittier, CA @ Rose Hills Memorial Park
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
Mar
10
Sun
2019
NFDA Meet the Mentors @ Emory Conference Center Hotel
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm
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.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
A Dummies Guide to Buying & Selling
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Years ago, Alan Creedy realized that practitioners don’t learn well in seminars. Too often, they return home and fail to apply what they learned to their own business.

So, he developed the Un-seminar, styled after the book Blue Ocean Strategy. Blue Ocean Tours take practitioners through “hands-on” experiential workshops that enable them to apply what they are hearing to their own business… before they go home.

According to The Financial Post, as much as 75% of small business owners are expected to exit their business in the next ten years. This means that almost all of us will be sitting on either the buying or the selling side of the table in some respect. This year’s Blue Ocean Tour will teach you:
• How to get in the game to buy or sell your business
• How to value your own business
• How to generate buying opportunities
• How to build value and increase cash flow
• EBITDA Vs. Seller Discretionary Income
• How to plan your succession and get Uncle Sam to help

The cost to attend the seminar is $995. Additional members from the same firm can attend for $795. Lodging and travel accommodations will be arranged directly by each attendee. Workshop fees include seminar workbook (paper and electronic), all meals as well as bus transportation to and from all offsite events associated with the seminar. More details about the seminar as well as information on registration are available at: https://funeralhomeconsulting.org/2019-blue-ocean-tour/

Apr
2
Tue
2019
ICCFA 2019 Annual Convention & Expo @ Charlotte Convention Center and The Westin Charlotte
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm
For more information, visit www.iccfaconvention.com
Apr
3
Wed
2019
NFDA Advocacy Summit @ The Mayflower Hotel
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
12
Fri
2019
NFDA Professional Women’s Conference @ Loews Annapolis Hotel
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
24
Wed
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Baltimore, MD @ Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Baltimore, MD for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
May
7
Tue
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Minneapolis, MN @ Batting Cages of Minnesota
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Batting Cages of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
Indiana Funeral Directors Annual Convention @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Conference Center
May 7 @ 8:00 am – May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Convention with Trade Show. This event will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Conference Center in Noblesville, IN.

You will be able to register at https://www.infda.org/online-registrations mid-March.
May
16
Thu
2019
NFDA Embalming and Restorative Art Seminar @ Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
May 16 @ 8:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Jun
5
Wed
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Seattle, WA @ Washelli and Bothell Funeral Home
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Evergreen Washelli at Bothell Funeral Home in Seattle, WA for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Dallas, TX @ TBD
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Dallas, TX (Location TBD) for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $495 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.

Note: This course meets specific requirements by the NYS Division of Cemeteries.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
NFDA Leadership Conference @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jul
31
Wed
2019
CANA’s 101st Annual Cremation Innovation Convention @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
The CANA Annual Cremation Innovation Convention is the preeminent gathering of cremation and memorialization specialists in North America. Attendees enjoy seminars and workshops focusing on everything from business marketing for memorialization to correct crematory procedures. CANA’s exhibits showcase an assortment of the latest products and services from top industry vendors.
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Louisville, KY @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, KY for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $495 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.

Note: This course meets specific requirements by the NYS Division of Cemeteries.

Aug
15
Thu
2019
NFDA Embalming and Restorative Art Seminar @ John A. Gupton College
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
Oct
9
Wed
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Albany, NY @ TBD
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Albany, NY (Location TBD) for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $495 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.

Note: This course meets specific requirements by the NYS Division of Cemeteries.

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Atlanta, GA @ TBD
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Atlanta, GA (Location TBD) for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
Oct
27
Sun
2019
NFDA International Convention and Expo @ McCormick Place
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
13
Wed
2019
Crematory Operations Certification Program – Houston, TX @ National Museum of Funeral History
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.