We’re so excited about the 2023 OGR Annual Conference. We just need to put some finishing touches on our plan before we reveal the date and location of the conference, but we hope to reveal this very soon.

Become a 2023 Sponsor

Want to engage with owners and operators of independently owned funeral homes? We have customizable sponsorship opportunities that can fit your business goals and price point. For more information, contact Executive Director Wendy King at [email protected] or (800) 637-8030, ext. 140.

Donate to the Silent Auction

It is not too soon to donate an auction item to the OGR Foundation's Annual Silent Auction which will be held during the conference. Money raised from the auction benefits the Foundation’s scholarship program which recognizes deserving mortuary science students. All donations are tax deductible. To donate a package, contact Executive Director Wendy King at [email protected] or (800) 637-8030, ext. 140.

OGR’s 2022 Annual Conference, presented by APPI Energy, was held in Indianapolis in May. Attendees were able to reunite with colleagues and friends while delving into topics that focused on leadership and innovation. We’re grateful to APPI Energy, Dodge, Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions and Funeral Home Gifts for sponsoring our 2022conference. Endorsed Suppliers in attendance included Access Financial Group, Dodge, Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, and Veterans Funeral Care. Other suppliers attending the conference were ASD-Answering Service for Directors, C&J Financial, Full-Circle Aftercare, Funeral Results Marketing, Johnson Consulting Group, Messenger, NewBridge Group, Pristine Air Technologies Inc, Reliable Funeral Supply (Saint Francis Cromo), SpartaCraft and Starmark Cremation Products.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 OGR Annual Conference!


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OGR’s Annual Conference returns to Indianapolis May 15 - 17, 2022! This is your opportunity to reunite with colleagues and friends for the first time since the pandemic started, while delving into topics that focus on leadership and innovation. The schedule will allow ample time for networking and idea-sharing amongst peers.

Online pre-registration is closed. We are close to our conference hall's capacity. If you plan to come and register onsite, we recommend first calling the OGR office at (512) 334-5504 to confirm there are seats still available.

Continuing Education

APFSP has approved OGR's conference for 8 CE credits, as have dozens of states. Check our CEs tracker page to see if your state has approved the hours. If you don't see approval listed for your state, contact OGR's Education Department to confirm your state's approval status.

Learn more about this year's professional speakers and their sessions on the Professional Development page, or checking out their bios below:

2022 conference speakers

Young Professionals Summit

2019 OGR Young Professionals study group

Are you under 40 and/or not yet in an ownership role at your funeral home? Join us for an additional time of networking, professional development and community after the main conference wraps up Tuesday afternoon, May 17. Tack on this bonus opportunity, worth an additional 3 CE credits from APFSP, for just $50 ($75 for non-members), or come just for the YP Summit for $99 ($149 for non-members). NOTE: Those who attend just the YP Summit will get a 4th CE credit from APFSP for attending the joint lunch/panel session with conference attendees.

You'll join the rest of the conference-goers for our final lunch Tuesday afternoon, then take part in three YP-specific professional development sessions. Those who wish can then head out to Sun King Brewery down the street from our host hotel in Carmel for a voluntary dinner and night out (not included in your Summit registration).

Hotel Reservations

Our host site this year will be the Hotel Carmichael on the north side of Indianapolis. Our room block has expired, but you can still book a room through the hotel at the normal rate.

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SUPPLIER REGISTRATION HAS SOLD OUT. If you are a supplier that wants to still have a presence at OGR's Annual Conference, contact Executive Director Wendy King for details about sponsorship opportunities.

Become a Sponsor

Want to engage with a focused group of members who are owners or otherwise established in the funeral profession and looking to take their career to the next level (also known as the decision makers at the funeral homes you're trying to reach)? We have sponsorship opportunities at four different price levels to suit your budget. Want to customize your own sponsorship package? Reach out to Executive Director Wendy King.

Silent Auction

The OGR Foundation's annual silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Annual Conference this year. Attendees will be able to see the items available and make their bids at the summit. Any OGR member who doesn't attend will still be able to participate by bidding online.

All money raised from the auction benefits the OGR Foundation, which provides scholarships every year for deserving mortuary science students. Have something you want to donate to help the cause? As a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible. To donate an item for auction, contact Executive Director Wendy King at [email protected] or (800) 637-8030, ext. 140.

Health & Safety

OGR holds the safety of attendees, vendors and staff at the Annual Conference as our top priority. We've outlined the measures put in place by OGR and hotel staff to make sure you have a safe and memorable conference experience.

Registration Fees

Members Non-Members
Full Access Pass $599  $699
Additional Full Access Passes $549 $699
Guest Passes $299 $299
Members Non-Members Members Non-Members
Individual Registration $50 $75 $99 $149

OGR MEMBERS: Be sure to login before registering to receive your discounted pricing!

Cancellation Policy

The deadline has passed for refunds on cancellations caused by anything other than COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms, believe yourself to have been exposed, or have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, you may request a refund of your registration fee. Substitutions for any reason will gladly be accepted until May 9, 2022.

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