Powerhouse keynote speakers. Dinner with the Experts. Great Big Giveaway. Five pre-convention seminars. The best education sessions in the profession. The world’s largest expo. The NFDA International Convention & Expo is going big in 2017 so that you can take your business to new levels of success. Join your colleagues October 29 through November 1 in Boston, Mass., for this game-changing conference. The early-bird registration deadline (save up to $100) is September 22 and the hotel deadline is October 4.
The education you need to build thriving businesses that exceed the expectations of the families and communities they serve can only be found at the 2017 NFDA Convention. Engaging workshops will address technical skills, business management, the value of ceremony, marketing and community outreach.
When you register, consider attending one of our outstanding preconvention seminars: NFDA Arranger Training Seminar; NFDA Cremation Certification Program; NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant seminar; Celebrant Training (hosted by NFDA and presented by InSight Institute); and “Embalming and Reconstructive Techniques for Trauma Cases” presented by Vernie Fountain.
As you plan your convention itinerary, don’t forget about the exclusive social events that NFDA has planned just for you. You’ll cement new friendships and renew old ones, all while seeing why Boston remains one of America’s favorite cities to live, work and play. When you register, don’t forget to purchase tickets for the Funeral Directors Under 40 Party on Tuesday or the Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise on Wednesday. And, be sure to sign up for the exclusive city tours taking place during convention.
We like to keep things fresh and exciting at the NFDA Convention. Whether you’re a convention pro or attending for the first time, check out the new things we have in store for 2017, such as the Campfire Exchange in the Expo Hall, the Great Big Giveaway Day on Wednesday, a chance to “Go Dutch” with and expert. Learn about these and more on the NFDA convention website.
Monday, October 30 is “Think Pink” Day for breast cancer awareness. We invite everyone who’s with us in Boston to don pink attire in honor of those courageously battling breast cancer and in memory of those who have died. If you forget to pack something pink, pick up a pink badge ribbon at the registration desk to show your support.
The NFDA Convention features the world's largest funeral expo. You’ll have an opportunity to meet with vendor partners whose innovative products, services and technologies will help you run an efficient business focused on meeting the evolving needs of families seeking meaningful funerals and memorial services. Many exhibitors plan to introduce new products to the funeral service profession during the 2017 NFDA Convention. Don’t miss out!
If you’re joining us in Boston, you can choose from several reasonably-priced hotels within walking distance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The NFDA Convention website, www.nfda.org/boston2017, has complete details about each hotel; you can use the NFDA Housing Bureau to compare hotel rates and amenities, and make reservations. While the deadline to book hotel rooms is October 4, we encourage you to book a room rooms now because, as in years past, our room blocks will sell out.
Up-to-the minute information about the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo, including information on how to register and make hotel reservations through the NFDA housing bureau, is available at www.nfda.org/boston2017.