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2012 NFDA Convention Registration Now Open

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2012

Brookfield, Wis. – Registration for the 2012 NFDA International Convention & Expo, which will take place October 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C., is now open. NFDA's annual convention is the world's largest gathering of funeral directors and helps attendees achieve more in their businesses.

NFDA has invited leading experts to present on a comprehensive array of topics designed to help funeral professionals grow their business and better serve families. These inspirational and informative workshops will offer practical ideas to help funeral directors manage many of the challenges they face every day. Workshop topics will include:

  • Embalming the Bariatric Case
  • Everything You Need to Know about Social Media and Web 2.0
  • Redefining Service in a Technology Driven World
  • Embalming Risk Management
  • Shoestring Marketing

The NFDA Convention also features the world's largest funeral expo. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with vendor partners offering a wide array products and services that will help them save time and money, and help families honor their loved ones in personal and meaningful ways.

The NFDA Convention attracts more funeral professionals than any other gathering in the world – a network of experts with whom attendees can exchange ideas and have fun. NFDA's exclusive social and networking opportunities will include the President-elect Party to kick off the Convention, tours of Charlotte, the Funeral Directors Under 40 Party and the President's Reception and Dinner.

The latest information about the 2012 NFDA Convention workshops, Expo Hall, and social and networking events can be found by visiting

Funeral professionals planning to attend the 2012 NFDA Convention can save up to $100 when they register before September 4.

NFDA Member


Full convention

Early-bird: $515*
After September 4: $615*

Early-bird: $815*
After September 4: $915*

One day

Early-bird: $235*
After September 4: $280

Early-bird: $315*
After September 4: $360

Expo only

Early-bird: $105*
After September 4: $125

Early-bird: $140
After September 4: $160


Early-bird: $55*
After September 4: $65

Early-bird: $75*
After September 4: $85


Early-bird: $105*
After September 4: $125

Early-bird: $140
After September 4: $160

*Price remains unchanged from 2011

Individual who wish to take advantage of early-bird pricing should visit or call 800-228-6332 to register.

Individuals planning to attend the NFDA International Convention & Expo can also begin making their hotel reservations. There are five hotels attendees can choose from, all of which are just steps away from the Charlotte Convention Center. The official Convention hotels include:

  • Westin Charlotte (co-headquarters hotel): $209 + tax per night
  • Hilton Charlotte Center City (co-headquarters hotel): $199 + tax per night
  • Omni Charlotte: $179 + tax per night
  • Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown: $151 + tax per night
  • Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown: $151 + tax per night

NFDA encourages attendees to secure their hotel rooms early because room blocks are expected to sell out. Attendees can find additional information about these hotels and how to make reservations by visiting and clicking on the "Hotel/Travel" link.

About Charlotte

As the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte is the ideal setting for the NFDA Convention. From the thrilling races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the adrenalin-pumping Carowinds Theme Park to the enchanting Broadway performances at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and art galleries to suit any taste, there are so many ways for attendees to enjoy Charlotte.

Charlotte was named one of the "Top 50 Cities that Sizzle" by Restaurant News magazine; there are more than 150 restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center. The city's nightlife will help attendees unwind after a long day of workshops and paint the town red at venues featuring everything from boisterous rockabilly tunes to sophisticated wine lists.

Convention attendees can learn more about all that Charlotte has to offer by visiting the Visit Charlotte (Convention & Visitors Bureau) website,

NFDA is generously supported by Federated Insurance, Batesville Casket Company, Facultatieve Technologies, Madelyn Company, Nomis Publications Inc., American Funeral Financial LLC, Deaton-Kennedy Company, Doric Products, Director's Select Retirement Plan (DSRP), Funeral Home Gifts, Homesteaders Life Company and Messenger.

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 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

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Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536,