Monday, August 23

9:00 - 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions (2 CEUs each)

  • Digital Marketing for Deathcare Companies: How to “Sell Without Selling” to Drive Leads
    Speaker: Ryan Thogmartin
  • Care for the Caregiver
    Speakers: Joann Harpel and Jack Jordan

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU each)

  • Why Strategy is the Key for Success
    Speaker: Ryan Thogmartin
  • Engaging Your Community: Why It Matters and Practical Strategies
    Speaker: Jessica Koth

12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch Buffet
Lunch Buffet Tickets Available for Purchase Pre-Registration Required ($40/pp)

12:45 - 1:45 pm Keynote Address: Leadership and Accountability When It Matters (1 CEU)
Speaker: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)

2:00 - 2:30 pm Service of Remembrance

2:45 - 4:30 pm Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers and Board

4:30 - 7:00pm Exhibits Open/Cocktail Party
We'll once again open the exhibits in grand style. Enjoy a charming cocktail party as you make your way through the exhibits. Catch up with old friends, and make new ones, while exploring new products and services.

Tuesday, August 24

8:30 am - 10:30 am Concurrent Sessions (2 CEUs each)

  • How to Prepare a Decomposing Body for Viewing
    Speaker: Monica Torres
  • Not Everyone Gets a Trophy
    Speaker: Bruce Tulgan

10:30 am - 1:30 pm Exhibits Open/Strolling Brunch
Compliments of PrePlan and Directors Choice Credit Union! Join us for a light brunch while you enjoy browsing through the exhibits. Grab a bite to eat, connect with vendors, and save room for ice cream!

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (2 CEUs each)

  • Progressive Desairology for the Modern Funeral Director
    Speaker: Monica Torres
  • 27 Challenges Managers Face
    Speaker: Bruce Tulgan
  • NYS Law
    Speaker: Thomas Fuller (repeated Wednesday morning)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm President's Reception

Wednesday, August 25

8:30 am - 9:30 am General Session: Decedent Identification (1 CEU)
Speaker: Aden Naka, NYC OCME (Invited)

9:45 am - 10:45 am General Session: How to Find, Keep & Grow Great People (1 CEU)
Speaker: Gabrielle Bosche

11:00 am - 1:00pm General Session: NYS Law (2 Law CEUs)
Speaker: Thomas Fuller – repeated from Tuesday afternoon

12:00 pm - A Day at the Races
Enjoy the world-renowned Saratoga Race Course from The Rail at the 1863 Club. The Club offers track-side views and air conditioning. Package includes transportation, admission, buffet, tax, gratuity and race-day program. Dress code is neat casual.
$165/person. Round-trip transportation to the track runs continuously starting at 12:00 p.m. from the Saratoga Hilton Lobby. Transportation does not accommodate passengers with disabilities.

*Schedule subject to change. 

Registration is open!