Registration Now Open For the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo

April 2, 2015
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Register on or before September 11 and save up to $100 on the registration fee

Brookfield, Wis. – Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time to get revved up for the 2015 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo. Taking place October 18-21 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., the NFDA Convention will offer funeral service professionals unprecedented opportunities for learning, networking, and discovering new products and services. Registration for the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo is now open.

While Indianapolis is known world wide as the host of the legendary Indianapolis 500 auto race, there is much more to this blossoming city. The city’s award-winning dining, family-friendly attractions, inspiring historical sites and top-notch entertainment have earned it the top spot on USA Today’s list of top convention cities; the New York Times included Indianapolis on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.”

The lineup of engaging workshops will offer strategies and tactics to help funeral professionals build profitable and thriving businesses that compassionately serve the bereaved. Workshops will address technical skills, business management, the value of ceremony, cremation, marketing and community outreach. NFDA has invited highly-knowledgeable and successful experts, including John McQueen, Dan Isard, John Calllaghan, Brad Rex, Lacy Robinson and Sharon Gee-Mascarello, among others, to lead workshops at the 2015 Convention.

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The NFDA Convention also features the world’s largest funeral expo. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with vendor partners whose innovative products, services and technologies will help them run efficient businesses focused on meeting the diverse needs of families seeking meaningful funerals and memorial services. Many exhibitors plan to introduce new products to the funeral service profession at the 2015 NFDA Convention.

The NFDA Convention attracts more funeral professionals than any other gathering in the world. This diverse assemblage from throughout the United States and around the world offers unequalled opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

A lot of networking happens during workshops and in the Expo Hall, but NFDA’s exclusive social events give attendees an opportunity to cement new friendship and renew old ones, all while enjoying the city of Indianapolis. Make plans to join conference attendees for the Welcome Party, hosted by President Rob Moore and his wife Pat, at the Indiana State Museum, and The Fifth Quarter, a closing celebration hosted by 2016 NFDA President Bob Arrington and his wife Judy, at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts and the 2012 Superbowl. Not to be missed are the Funeral Service Foundation Golf Classic at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and the Funeral Directors Under 40 Party at The Rathskeller, where lively German Oktoberfest-style fun awaits.

The latest information about the 2014 NFDA Convention workshops, expo, and social and networking events can be found by visiting www.nfda.org/indy2015.

Registration for the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo is now open. There are four easy ways to register: online, phone, fax or mail. Attendees can save up to $100 when they register by September 11.

2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo Registration Fees
NFDA Member Non-member
Full convention On or before September 11: $540

After September 11: $640

On or before September 11: $840

After September 11: $940

Non-licensed family member

(no CE)

On or before September 11: $110

After September 11: $130

On or before September 11: $145

After September 11: $165

Student/apprentice On or before September 11: $55

After September 11: $65

On or before September 11: $75

After September 11: $85

One-day
(per day)
On or before September 11: $250

After September 11: $300

On or before September 11: $335

After September 11: $385

Expo-only

(per day; no CE)

On or before September 11: $110

After September 11: $130

On or before September 11: $145

After September 11: $165

Those who wish to take advantage of early-bird pricing should visit www.nfda.org/indy2015 or call 800-228-6332 to register. Call NFDA for information about discounts on full convention registration for three or more attendees from the same firm.

Attendees can choose from several reasonably-priced hotels within walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center. The 2015 NFDA Convention website, www.nfda.org/indy2015, has complete details about each of the NFDA Convention hotels; attendees can use the NFDA Housing Bureau to compare hotel rates and amenities, and make reservations. While the deadline to book hotel rooms is September 25, those who are planning to attend the NFDA Convention are encouraged to book their rooms early because, as in years past, NFDA room blocks will sell out.

About Indianapolis

There is so much more to Indianapolis than auto racing and the Indy 500. From entertainment and the food to shopping and historic sites – this city has everything. Also known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is one of the country’s most walkable cities. Convention attendees might enjoy exploring nearby White River State Park, which is the only urban state park in the United States; there, visitors can enjoy the White River Gardens, NCAA Hall of Champions, Imax Theater, Victory Field and the Indiana State Museum. Guests may also want to visit the many statues and monuments dedicated to the sacrifices of military veterans; Indianapolis is second only to Washington, D.C., in the number of military monuments and memorials. From museums and art galleries to exciting nightlife, there is something for everyone in Indianapolis. Convention attendees can learn more about this bustling city by visiting www.visitindy.com.

NFDA thanks its 2015 International Convention & Expo sponsors:

  • Platinum: Chrysler, Federated Insurance
  • Gold: Batesville, Frazer Consultants, NGL Insurance Group, Physicians Mutual
  • Silver: ASD – Answering Service for Directors, Bass-Mollett Publishers, Carriage Services, The HELPCard, Homesteaders Life, Implant Recycling, Live Oak Bank, Madelyn Company, Messenger, Nomis Publications Inc.
  • Bronze: Doric, Hunter-Warfield, Inman Shipping Worldwide, Love Urns

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 39 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. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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