After you’ve spent the day at the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo gathering new ideas in workshops and exploring the Expo Hall, you’ve earned the right to have a little fun! NFDA's exclusive social events will give you a chance to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. The special events we’ve planned just for you, will show why Boston remains one of America’s favorite cities to live, work and play.
Boston is a mecca of colleges and universities, providing higher education to students from around the world. Kick off your convention experience at NFDA’s collegiate-inspired Welcome Party on Sunday, October 29 (included with registration). You're encouraged to don attire from your favorite college or university for the Welcome Party.
Before heading to the Welcome Party, if you're attending the convention for the very first time, stop by the new First-time Attendee Reception. There, you can meet other first-time attendees and NFDA staff – and enjoy a cocktail – before the main event.
Break bread at a local Boston eatery with an intimate group of fellow attendees and one of this year’s Convention speakers. On Monday, October 30, you could dine with embalming expert Vernie Fountain or consumer behavior experts Georganne Bender and Rich Kizer. On Tuesday, you could share a meal with embalming expert Wally Hooker. Attendees who are interested in participating in this “dutch treat” dinner should sign up early – seats will fill up quickly.
Have a howling good time this Halloween at the Funeral Directors Under 40 party on October 31! We’ve got the city’s premier comedy club, Laugh Boston all to ourselves this Halloween! A local legend will bring us a hilarious stand-up comedy show while we enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and gut-busting laughs with great friends. Tickets are required and include the exclusive comedy show, hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.
Cast off with friends and colleagues aboard the Spirit of Boston for a dinner cruise, the closing celebration for the 2017 NFDA Convention. Enjoy breathtaking views, satisfying beverages, a delicious dinner, music and dancing while sailing around Boston’s famous harbor on Wednesday, November 1 (ticket required).
For the latest information on everything that is happening during the 2017 NFDA International Convention & Expo, visit www.nfda.org/boston2017.