What is included in the hotel accommodations?
Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
NFDA makes arrangements for all Mentees at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Two nights of lodging are covered by a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation. Hotel check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is 12 p.m.
If you are a Mentee who needs additional nights’ lodging, NFDA will make your reservations, based on availability, at your expense. The rate is $159 + taxes & fees per night, with no meal plan. You are also responsible for any meals and incidental charges beyond what is provided by NFDA for participation in the program.
What options do I have for transportation from the Airport?
Travel time from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the hotel is approximately 25 minutes. Visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information on ground transportation, including taxi cab information, ride-sharing options and rental car discounts. For additional ground transportation options, visit the ground transportation page of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's website.
Will I receive continuing education credit?
Continuing education may be available in some states. Contact your NFDA member services representative at 1-800-228-6332 with questions about CE in your state.
What is the dress code?
The Welcome Reception, group dinner on Sunday night and social gathering is casual. During the seminar on Monday and Tuesday, business attire is preferred.
Must I attend the entire program?
Yes. The program begins with a reception at 6 p.m. on Sunday and concludes at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
What if I cannot attend?
If you are unable to attend, you forfeit your place and NFDA will select a person to take your spot. However, if you confirm your participation and do not attend the program, you will be charged for your lodging and meals.
Can my spouse or guest attend the Welcome Reception?
The Meet the Mentors program is an intimate gathering designed specifically for the selected funeral directors who have been invited to participate and the mentors. If a spouse or guest is accompanying you to Atlanta, they may attend the Welcome Reception. Please notify NFDA in advance; you will be billed for the cost of dinner and bowling.
Will I be reimbursed for travel expenses?
No. As a part of your acceptance of participation in the Meet the Mentors program, you have agreed that travel expenses will be your responsibility.
Is there a charge for the program?
No. Once you are at Emory, the Meet the Mentors program is free, including the Welcome Reception, dinners, bowling/billiards, breakfasts and lunch during the event.
Will I be rooming with another participant at the Emory Conference Center Hotel?
No, you will have your own private room.
Is there parking available at the Emory Conference Center Hotel?
Yes. The overnight parking fee is $15 per night per vehicle for hotel guests. Otherwise, hourly rates apply.