Contact: Mark B. Allen, Executive Director
(512) 334-5504 
[email protected]

For Immediate Release


AUSTIN, TX – January 2016 - The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to serving independent funeral homes, is excited to host its 57th Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase in Las Vegas, NV this April.

“We are thrilled to welcome our members to find out for themselves “What happens in Vegas…?”, and experience OGR’s unbeatable education sessions, the Supplier Showcase featuring many of the top suppliers in the industry, and out-and-about extras that will have them shouting for more,” said Mark Allen, Executive Director for OGR. “This annual event gives us the opportunity to keep our members informed and connected to what’s important in funeral service today and tomorrow.”

Education sessions will address the important and needed information to put you, or keep you, ahead of your competitors. Top-notch presentations will include sessions on moving your business from surviving to thriving, techniques to making your body presentation flawless, protecting your funeral home from hackers, implementing the Have the Talk of a Lifetime® campaign to ramp up your preneed business, and enhancing the value of meaningful funerals.  These sessions and the Great Ideas Exchange will provide attendees with the information they need for 2016.

OGR has an incredible lineup of events planned at our Vegas destination. Our Opening Night Party will welcome attendees to Vegas to mingle with the “likes” of Marilyn and Elvis! Many representatives in OGR’s network of suppliers will be on hand in the Supplier Showcase to share how their unique and valuable products and services can help funeral service professionals become more efficient and increase profitability.  The closing banquet, Rat Pack Soiree, will set the night aglow with a tribute to the golden days of Frank, Dean, and Sammy. With late start times and two free afternoons, attendees can take a gamble on all the Vegas has waiting.  For more information or to register, visit

About OGR
Founded in 1928, OGR is affiliated with more than 600 independent funeral homes that share common goals of exemplary service, uncompromising care and compassion to families in their time of need. For more information, visit