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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St Boston , Massachusetts 02210
Tel: (617) 954-2000
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2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo - National Funeral Directors Association

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Overview

Event Overview:

In today's funeral business, success takes knowledge. There's no substitute for the knowledge that comes from interacting with colleagues to share ideas and help you overcome challenges.

NFDA's conferences and events provide unique forums for you to gather with friends and fellow funeral directors, suppliers, educators and top-rated speakers.

Historic city. Remarkable Convention. New opportunities!

The NFDA International Convention is still the place to find the most continuing education offerings, the latest in funeral service products and services and the best networking opportunities around!

Take advantage of all this year’s Convention has to offer:

  • Choose from five pre-convention seminars
  • Engaging educational sessions led by profession experts
  • The world’s largest funeral service expo
  • Of course…the parties
  • And much more!

Attendee Information:

Take advantage of all Convention has to offer!

Explore the most CE offerings available in one place!

Join your colleagues and explore more than 40 opportunities to continue your education at the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo! This year's winning lineup of funeral service experts will bring the latest trends and hottest topics, along with great new ideas and strategies you can put into action immediately. Customize your convention experience by choosing from a variety of educational sessions, including convenient pre-convention certification and training programs!

Visit the NFDA Expo

Take plenty of time to explore the world's largest funeral service expo, where exhibitors bring the best funeral service products right to you!

  • Discover the latest product and service trends.
  • Take advantage of exclusive exhibitor offers.
  • Network with exhibitors and fellow funeral directors from more than 40 countries.
  • Explore unique business-to-business opportunities.

Exhibitor Information:

Why should I exhibit at the NFDA International Convention & Expo?

Great question! Exhibiting at the NFDA International Convention & Expo is one of the best investments you can make in your business today. You’ll have unprecedented opportunities to promote your products and services face to face with the decision-makers in funeral service at the largest funeral service expo in the world!

Meet funeral directors from more than 40 countries at the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo! Share your products and services with funeral service professionals who:

  • Are Funeral Home Owners/Managers (72%!)
  • Plan to purchase from an Expo vendor within a year (70%!)
  • Spend an average of more than six hours visiting exhibitors

About NFDA:

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C.

Agenda

Oct 29   

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NFDA Central

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Celebrant Training: Preconvention Seminar (Day 3)*

8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

CPC Exam*

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Embalming and Reconstructive Surgery Techniques for Trauma Cases: Preconvention Seminar*

9 a.m. (shotgun start)

Funeral Service Foundation Golf Classic*

 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.   U.S. - China Summit

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops

1 – 4 p.m.

Freedom Trail Tour*

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 

First Time Attendee Reception 

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Party

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Oct 30   

“Think Pink” Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
Monday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo. Get your pink badge ribbon and wear pink to show your support!

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NFDA Central

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshops

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

General Session

12 – 5 p.m.

Expo

12:15 p.m.

Expo Ribbon Cutting Photo Opp

12 – 3 p.m. 

Fenway Park and Sam Adams Brewery Tour* 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

All-Star Recognition Ceremony

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Service Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception

7 – 9:30 p.m.

Darker Side of Boston Tour*

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Oct 31   

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NFDA Central

7:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Workshops

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Service of Remembrance

12 – 5 p.m.

Expo

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Conversation Café

1 – 5 p.m.

Harvard and JFK Museum Tours*

4:30 – 5 p.m.

Installation of 2017-18 NFDA President and Board of Directors

5 – 6 p.m.

Board of Directors & Heritage Club Reception

6 – 7:30 p.m.

International Reception

8 – 11 p.m.

Funeral Directors Under 40 Party*

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Nov 1   

7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NFDA Central

8 – 9 a.m.

Workshops

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Expo

12 - 12:45 p.m. 

 Lunch* & Preferred Seating for General Session

1 – 2 p.m.

General Session

2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Workshops

5 – 6 p.m.

Board of Directors Reception

6:30 – 10 p.m.

Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise*

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Nov 2   

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lexington & Concord Tour*

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Oct 27   

1 – 6 p.m.

Celebrant Training: Preconvention Seminar (Day 1)*

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

Oct 28   

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Registration

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity*

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NFDA Arranger Training: Preconvention Seminar*

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant: Preconvention Seminar*

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NFDA Cremation Certification: Preconvention Seminar*

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Celebrant Training: Preconvention Seminar (Day 2)*

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

NFDA Policy Board Meeting 

12 – 5 p.m.

NFDA Central

* Additional registration required • By invitation only

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