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Registration Now Open For the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo

April 1, 2014

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Registration Now Open For the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2014

Register on or before September 5 and save up to $100 on your registration fee.

Brookfield, Wis. – Nashville, Tenn.: home to Music Row; The Grand Old Opry; The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s Home; and the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo. Taking place October 12-15, the NFDA Convention will offer the funeral service professionals unprecedented opportunities for learning, networking, and discovering new products and services.

Nashville was one of only nine U.S. cities named among the New York Times’ top 52 places to visit in the world. Nashville was recently named as one of the top 10 convention cities in the United States by the, a division of USA Today. NFDA’s Convention will take place in the Music City Center, which opened in September 2013, and is located in the heart of downtown Nashville close to hotels with NFDA room blocks, restaurants and the city’s famed honky tonks.

NFDA has invited leading experts, including Michael Schoedinger, William McReavy, Brad Speaks, William McQueen, James Spellos and Robert G. Mayer, to lead workshops at the 2014 convention. The lineup of engaging workshops will offer proven solutions to help funeral directors manage challenges, better serve families and grow their businesses. Workshops will address technical skills, business management, cremation, profitability, marketing and social media, and community relations.

The NFDA Convention also features the world’s largest funeral expo. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with vendor partners whose products and services will help them save time and money, and help families honor their loved ones in personal and meaningful ways. Many exhibitors plan to unveil brand new products and services during the NFDA Convention.

The NFDA Convention attracts more funeral professionals than any other gathering in the world – a network of experts with whom attendees can exchange ideas and have fun. NFDA’s exclusive social and networking opportunities will include the Welcome Party at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon, exciting tours of Nashville and the Funeral Directors Under 40 Party at Tequila Cowboy. A special closing party, A Hall of Fame Evening: Celebrate with the Stars, will take place at the renowned Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

The latest information about the 2014 NFDA Convention workshops, expo, and social and networking events can be found by visiting

Registration for the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo is now open; there has been no price increase from 2013. There are four easy ways to register: online, phone, fax or mail. Attendees can save up to $100 when they register by September 5.

2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo Registration Fees

NFDA Member or 
Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC)
Full convention On or before September 5: $525
After September 5: $625
On or before September 5: $825
After September 5: $925
family member
(no CE)
On or before September 5: $105
After September 5: $125
On or before September 5: $140
After September 5: $160
On or before September 5: $55
After September 5: $65
On or before September 5: $75
After September 5: $85
One-day On or before September 5: $240
After September 5: $290
On or before September 5: $320
After September 5: $370
Expo-only On or before September 5: $105
After September 5: $125
On or before September 5: $140
After September 5: $160


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

Attendees can choose from nine hotels near the Music City Center, with a wide range of exclusive NFDA room rates and amenities. The 2014 NFDA Convention website,, has complete details about each of the hotels and information about how to make a reservation through the NFDA Housing Bureau. 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 Nashville

From country to rock ‘n’ roll to classical and pop, music has influenced nearly every aspect of Nashville and its people. But, there is more to Nashville than just music. The city’s restaurant and nightlife scene grows every day with new eateries and clubs – ranging from casual to fine dining – opening up all the time. Attendees can pick up a special souvenir from the distinctive boutiques that fill neighborhoods like East Nashville, 12South and Hillsboro Village. From museums and art galleries to historic sites like The Hermitage, culture abounds in Nashville. Convention attendees can learn more about the lively city of Nashville by visiting

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

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Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536, [email protected]