For Immediate Release: January 30, 2013
Hotel reservation deadline is this Friday, February 7.
Brookfield, Wis. – Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will make their way to the nation's capital for the association's 2014 Advocacy Summit. The event, taking place March 4-6 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., will give NFDA members an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their Congressional representatives and discuss issues of critical importance to funeral service. By participating in this event, members will take a proactive approach to advancing legislation that protects funeral consumers and benefits the profession and small businesses.
While the heart of the NFDA Advocacy Summit has always been the meetings that funeral directors attend with their elected representatives, attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from expert speakers on a wide range of issues that impact funeral service. Invited speakers include:
The issues that funeral directors will discuss with their members of Congress are under development. Information about these issues will be posted on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/advocacysummit, as soon as it is available.
The registration fee for the 2014 Advocacy Summit is $95 for members of NFDA, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), KAVOD – Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels, National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association (NFD&MA) and Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH). The registration fee for nonmembers is $160. Spouses/guests may register for $45. Funeral professionals should visit www.nfda.org/advocacysummit or call 800-228-6332 for more event information about the Advocacy Summit and to register.
Attendees who plan to stay at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel must make their reservations by February 7 to lock in the special Advocacy Summit rate of $259 per night, plus tax. Hotel reservations can be made by visiting www.nfda.org/advocacysummit and clicking on the "Hotel/Travel" link or by calling the Renaissance Hotels at 800-228-7697 and mentioning the "NFDA Advocacy Summit."
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 www.nfda.org.
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