For Immediate Release: November 1, 2023
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) asks funeral service professionals interested in presenting an education session during its 2024 International Convention & Expo to submit proposals by December 31. The 2024 NFDA Convention will take place October 20-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“NFDA’s convention is known for offering education sessions that help funeral service professionals build thriving businesses,” said Sara Moss MS, CT, LFD, NFDA associate director of education. “In addition to topics that are perennial favorites, like embalming, we are looking for proposals that will help expand the horizons of our attendees and prepare them to meet the future needs of consumers. We encourage new voices who may have never presented at our convention to submit an education session proposal.”
Proposals can be for one- or two-hour education sessions and should fall into at least one of eight topical areas: business operations, compliance and legal, consumer care, disposition, embalming and restorative art, innovation and technology, and marketing and professional development. Session proposals should be thought-provoking and offer innovative and practical ideas that have tangible takeaways for attendees.
Past convention speakers have enjoyed their experiences presenting education sessions. One past presenter said “As always, NFDA education and meetings staff knocked it out of the park … you make this presenter feel valued and cared about.” Another noted, “It was very easy to present at this conference… the check-in process was flawless and I knew where to go, what time to arrive and had people on hand to help me get set up and ready to present.”
Complete details, including information about submitting a proposal and what the Convention Education Task Force looks for when reviewing proposals, can be found on the NFDA website, https://nfda.org/conferences/call-for-presentations.
All proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. CT on December 31, 2023. All proposers will be notified whether they have been selected as a speaker via email by March 15, 2024.
NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 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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