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Professional Women's Conference Schedule

Friday, April 8


4:15 – 5:30 p.m.


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service Foundation: Full Steam
All Aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train

A Governor’s race turns deadly along a whistle stop tour. Will you unravel the clues to discover “whodunit”? Join us for this comical mystery show complete with a delicious five course dinner and train ride.

Separate registration required.

Saturday, April 9


8 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Leading the Conversation - How to Connect with Seniors in the Arrangement Conference
Lacy Robinson, NFDA Director, Member Development

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Community & Family Engagement:  Filling the Void
Jason Troyer, PhD, Mount Hope Grief Services

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Recognition Lunch

1 – 3 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions
Here’s your chance to exchange great ideas with like-minded funeral professionals. A wide variety of topics will be explored. This is a must attend session!

Sunday, April 10


8 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Win/Win Thinking in a Win/Lose Market
Bill Hudson, Aurora Casket 

Seeing is Believing: Facial Reconstruction Techniques and Transforming the Decomposed
Karl Wenzel, CFSP, MBIE, The Dodge Company 

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Closing Session – Peaks, Pitfalls and Parades, Oh My
Dawnna St. Louis, Business Growth Expert

Schedule subject to change.
This conference provides licensed funeral directors/embalmers up to 7.5 CE hours and is approved by APFSP and most state licensing boards. CE hours vary by state.