The International Order of the Golden Rule Strives for Synergy at its 2023 Annual Conference 

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The International Order of the Golden Rule Strives for Synergy at its 2023 Annual Conference 

The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is pleased to announce its 2023 Annual Conference taking place May 2-4, 2023 

INDIANAPOLIS [March 22, 2023] – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) hosts its annual conference  May 2-4 at the Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Presented by Matthews Aurora, the conference brings together thought  leaders and decision makers of independently owned and operated funeral homes and suppliers from all over the world. Topics  range from industry dynamics and recruitment strategies to profitability and empathetic leadership, among others, created  specifically for the funeral home profession. The full conference schedule can be viewed on OGR’s website

Paul Hummel III, President of OGR, exclaims “The conference offers an opportunity to network with peers from around the  country and the world. I have found that some of the best business advice, ideas and inspiration came from casual conversations  I’ve had with my colleagues. We’ve added some new activities this year like a Women’s Forum and group tour of the Indianapolis  500 Motor Speedway, plus kept favorite activities like the Past Presidents Welcome Reception and Golden Circle Celebration  Dinner.”  

The upcoming Golden Circle Celebration Dinner will feature the installation of OGR’s new president and board of directors, the  presentation of the OGR awards of excellence, the honoring of members who have reached significant membership milestones,  a commemorative tribute to members who have passed away in the previous year and a special appeal to raise funds for the  Foundation’s scholarship program. 

Wendy King, Executive Director/CEO of OGR, states “We are excited to offer our Early Bird registration discount for those that  register before April 1. More information on how to register can be found on our website at If  you are already planning to attend, we’ve added a resource to help spread the word on our Share the News page. We want to  give those already planning to attend plenty of ways to share the news with their peers in the profession. We’re looking forward to  seeing everyone in Indianapolis in May.” 

OGR would like to thank this year’s conference sponsors, Matthews Aurora, presenting sponsor; Dodge Company,  education sponsor; and Funeral Home Gifts, beverage sponsor.  

For questions, contact Corey Glenton, Director of Marketing at 800.362.2546, ext. 143, or

About OGR 

The International Order of the Golden Rule is an association of independently owned and operated funeral homes dedicated to  ethical service to all. It is our mission to make independent funeral homes exceptional by supporting members to provide “service  measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule.” For more information, visit