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Learn and Connect at 2018 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference

Registration is Now Open for the Premier Event for Women in Funeral Service

February 7, 2018
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Learn and Connect at 2018 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference

Brookfield, Wis. – Registration is open for the profession’s leading gathering for women in funeral service: the National Funeral Directors Association’s Professional Women’s Conference. This intimate gathering, taking place April 13 – 15 in Atlantic Beach, Fla., is the perfect setting for funeral directors, educators, students and suppliers to generate new ideas, grow personally and professionally, and create lasting relationships with other professionals.

The conference begins on Friday, April 13 with a complimentary welcome reception. Immediately following the reception is a very special event, Sangria Showdown, at the luxurious One Ocean Resort Spa. Sponsored by the Funeral Service Foundation, this unique culinary contest invites guests to team up and create their own sangria using the provided marketplace ingredients. The teams will also transform a variety of cold menu ingredients into complementary tapas. The evening will end on a high note with a tasting contest. A ticket is required for this event.

Attendees can look forward to engaging conference sessions led by experts covering a wide range of topics:

  • Saturday, April 14
    • General Session: Funerals Build Resilient Kids presented by Joe Primo, Good Grief
    • General Session: Providing Concierge Services presented by Bob Buhrig, Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home
    • Celebrate the accomplishments of women who have earned Professional Women’s Conference scholarships from the Funeral Service Foundation during the complimentary recognition luncheon
    • General Session: RSVP: I’ll See You at My Living Funeral presented by Lacy Robinson, NFDA
  • Sunday, April 15
    • Concurrent Workshops – attendees can choose between The pH Shift presented by Renee Sheth, The Dodge Company, or Digital Marketing Done Right: The Secret to Getting 5 to 50 New Calls presented by Ashley Montroy, FrontRunner Professional
    • Closing Session: Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours presented by Mark Lindquist, Actor and Entertainer

Complete details about the NFDA Professional Women’s Conference, including registration and hotel information, can be found on the NFDA website,

Attendees can save up to $50 when they register on or before March 19. Attendees can register online at

On or before March 19

After March 19

NFDA member



Nonmember licensed funeral director



Non-funeral director



Second registrant from the same organization

(includes members, nonmembers, non-funeral directors)



Mortuary science student



Special Event:
Sangria Showdown




The Funeral Service Foundation will award up to 10 Professional Women’s Conference scholarships that will cover recipients’ conference registration fees and provide up to a $1,000 travel and accommodation stipend. The Professional Women’s Conference scholarships are part of the Foundation ‘45 Awards, which are designed to transform the careers of funeral service professionals through scholarships, awards, resources and mission-focused outreach.

Please visit the Funeral Service Foundation website,, for more information about the Professional Women’s Conference Scholarships and to apply. Applications are due February 15.

Named one of Travel & Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels, One Ocean Resort & Spa offers the finest accommodations, award-wining fine dining and activities. Whether you’re interested in the only full-service oceanfront spa in Northeast Florida, exploring the beaches, enjoying water activities or even playing a round of golf, One Ocean Resort & Spa has fun in store.

NFDA has secured a limited number of rooms at One Ocean Resort & Spa for the discounted rate of $189+tax with $17 resort fee. Visit the NFDA website,, for information about how to book a room; conference attendees must secure their rooms by March 19 to receive the special NFDA rates.

About NFDA –

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 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. For more information, visit

About the Funeral Service Foundation –

Since 1945, the Funeral Service Foundation has served as the profession’s philanthropic voice. As the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association since 1997, the Foundation receives operational support from NFDA and donors across the profession to help advance its mission to support funeral service in building meaningful relationships with the families and the communities it serves.