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Experience a Funeral Service Convention at its Finest

WALL, N.J. – The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. has announced that registration for its annual convention is now available at, or by mail, telephone or fax.

The 2017 Funeral Directors Convention and Expo is returning to Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City’s thriving marina district from Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 28.

“Convention is going to be a bigger and bolder experience than ever before,” said NJSFDA Executive Director/CEO George R. Kelder Jr. “We are expanding our exhibit hall floor and have more than 25 new exhibitors joining us so far. As the NJSFDA’s flagship event, we encourage all members, N.J. licensees and licensed funeral directors from other states to join us at Harrah’s to see firsthand how our Convention has become one of the largest regional events on the East Coast.”

The three-day convention is designed for funeral professionals, consisting of a special blend of continuing education, networking events and exhibits. There are 22 opportunities to earn continuing education credits, including a CEU in funeral directing ethics and 2CEUs in New York Funeral law. Participants also have an opportunity to earn up to 4 CEUs in the New Jersey mandated topics of preneed and law at a separate event also at the conference center.

Programming will cover topics ranging from embalming techniques to marketing with renowned industry speakers, including Wallace P. Hooker; Todd W. Van Beck; Justin Baxley; Matt Smith; Ryan Thogmartin; and Jason Troyer. All programming has been accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Programming has also been submitted for accreditation to other state funeral director licensing authorities.

Posted May 22, 2017


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