Annual Conference Schedule

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 
 
3:00 p.m. Registration Opens
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Welcome to the Big Easy Party
(Supplier Showcase)
6:30 p.m. Dine Arounds
Friday, April 21, 2017  
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote: Attract New Customers by Differentiating Your Funeral  Home from the Rest (learn more)
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Supplier Showcase
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
How to Present Embalming and Open Casket Options  So Families Will Thank You Later (learn more)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Supplier Showcase
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Celebratory Luncheon & Service of Remembrance
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Supplier Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout #1:
5 Steps for Setting your Funeral Home Apart: Craft Your Differentiated and Unified Message (learn more)

  Breakout #2:
Techniques to Repair Minor to Severe Trauma Cases (learn more)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Supplier Showcase
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Study Group Style Exchange: What’s Your Best Practice? (learn more)
Saturday, April 22, 2017  
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.   Annual Business Meeting
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Break
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
4 Tips for Wooing Cremation Families (learn more)
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Simple Gadgets for Making Life and Serving Families Easier (learn more)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 
Great Ideas Exchange: You Heard It Here First (learn more)
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 
Closing Keynote: How to Create Value for What We Do in a Bottom Feeder Market (learn more)
3:45 – 6:00 p.m.  Free Time
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. President's Reception
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Masquerade Ball & President’s Installation
Sunday, April 23, 2017  
10:00 a.m.  WW II Museum
Swamp Tour