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Cremation Confidential: 2013 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium Offers Success Secrets from Cremation Experts

November 29, 2012

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Cremation Confidential: 2013 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium Offers Success Secrets from Cremation Experts

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) have again partnered to co-host the 2013 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium, which will take place February 6-7, 2013, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. During the symposium, funeral and cremation professionals will gather practical strategies and ideas for building and enhancing their cremation businesses and discover a new level of success when serving families that choose cremation.

In addition to networking opportunities, attendees will benefit from a packed schedule of interactive education sessions led by the most knowledgeable and innovative minds in funeral service.

  • Cremation Isn’t for Cowards, Mike Staver
  • Finding Success in a High Cremation Market, Mark Musgrove
  • Marketing Cremation Profitably, Mike Nicodemus
  • Not in My Backyard: Strategies for Dealing with Zoning Issues, Chris Farmer, Mark Matthews, Kevin Waterston and Ron Salvatore
  • Crack the Code: How to Analyze the CANA Cremation Statistics, Bob Boetticher Jr.
  • Cremation Impossible: Revealing Secrets in Arrangements, Melanie Loyd
  • What Do I Do When Someone I Love Dies?, Karl Jennings

Suppliers will be on hand to demonstrate their products and services and share ideas about unique offerings for families that choose cremation.

Complete information about the 2013 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium is available by visiting or calling 800-228-6332.


2013 CANA and NFDA Cremation Symposium Registration Fees
On or Before January 11, 2013 After January 11, 2013
CANA and NFDA Members $495 per person $695 per person
Non-members $695 per person $895 per person
Spouse/Companion $189 per person $339 per person


CANA and NFDA have secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the MGM Grand Hotel ($129 plus tax and resort fee) and The Signature at MGM Grand ($149 plus tax and resort fee). Each hotel offers guests a variety of luxury amenities. Information about the hotels can be found by visiting and clicking the “Hotel Accommodations” link on the right side of the page. To reserve a room, attendees should call 800-929-1111 and mention that they plan to attend the CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium. Hotel reservations must be made by January 11, 2013, to receive the discounted rate.

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an international association of more than 1,500 members, comprised of funeral directors, cemeteries, crematories, consultants, and suppliers. For more information, visit

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