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MFDA's 129th Annual Convention
May 20-22, 2019, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

 

2019 MFDA Convention Call for Breakout Presenters

Dates: May 20-22, 2019   Location: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2019 / Download Application Here

Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Our mission is to enhance and support funeral service excellence through our programs, legislative representation and service to Minnesotans.

 

About MFDA Convention

MFDA Convention is an annual statewide convention designed to provide education, networking and sharing of best practices in funeral service.

As a professional community, it is important to challenge ourselves by raising the bar and staying relevant in today’s culture.  Specifically, the convention seeks to link such ideas as public health, technical innovation, environmental protection, business ethics, and customer satisfaction.

 

Convention Objective

MFDA Convention 2019 seeks to provide key partners in all areas of the funeral service industry the opportunity to increase their knowledge base and network with others. Partners include funeral directors, suppliers, preplanning consultants, brokers, owners, aftercare coordinators, and support staff. Attendees will receive the tools needed to better serve the families in our communities through outstanding training sessions, inspirational keynote speakers, educational exhibits and demonstrations, best practice sharing, and other networking activities. Our focus is to present tangible, real world information using case studies and proven methods.


Session topics might include proposals that:

Address the specific challenges or new innovations in funeral service; provide technical or “how-to” training sessions; present tools and strategies for operations and teambuilding. 
Examples include:

Educating Families Pet Funerals Work-Life Balance Cremation Suicide Green Funerals Self-Care Creating Life Stories Alkaline Hydrolysis/Bio Cremation Sales & Marketing Community Advocacy Opportunities Personal Safety Pre-Need Planning Personalization Grief Counseling

 

Session length: 50 minutes with Q&A

Note: We ask that speakers refrain from speaking about prices or other issues subject to antitrust legislation.  In addition, we ask that speakers refrain from overt promotion of their own companies, products or services.

 



2019 MFDA Convention Hotel Options

MFDA has teamed up with two downtown Rochester hotel properties located within a block of Mayo Civic Center (where the Convention will be held). Please make your reservation by April 28.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

150 South Broadway, Rochester, MN
1 King or 2 Double Beds $159

1 King Deluxe Room $339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

225 South Broadway, Rochester, MN

1 King or 2 Queen Beds $139

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Thank you to all who attended MFDA's Convention this year!

 

2018 Attendee and Exhibitor Survey - available on Convention app or website (see how to access below)

 

2018 Convention Attendees must download our new Convention Mobile App or visit https://mfda.gatherdigital.com/apps/2580 to access their CEU Certificate. (Issues/questions with the app/website? Contact Miki at mtufto@mnfuneral.org)

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!

 

TITLE SPONSORS

 



SERVICE CORPORATION

 

along with

 • Backyard Welcome Party Food Truck Sponsor - Kelco Supply Co

• Jack Stahlmann Keynote Sponsor - Brown-Wilbert

• Vernie Fountain Keynote Sponsor - Metro First Call

• Exhibit Hall Opening Appetizers and Drink Tickets Sponsor - Batesville

• Education Sponsor - Lions Gift of Sight/University of Minnesota

• Convention App Sponsor - Passare

• Service of Remembrance Sponsors - Brown Wilbert, Messenger, National Funeral Directors Association, Sympathy Florists, United Heritage

Wednesday Coffee Break Sponsor – Federated Insurance

• Photo Booth Sponsor - National Funeral Directors Association

• Exhibit Hall Prize Sponsor - Chillon Leach, Pekin Life Insurance Co



2017 Convention: Attendees must download our new Convention Mobile App or visit https://mfda.gatherdigital.com/apps/2580 to access their CEU Certificate.
(Issues/questions with the app/website? Contact Miki at mtufto@mnfuneral.org)

 

 

Click HERE to Access Your 2016 CEU Certificate!

Misplace your namebadge? No worries!

There is a link to the list that you can access when you click the above link!

 

Click HERE to Access Your 2015 CEU Certificate!

Misplace your name badge?  No worries!

There is a link to the list that you can access when you click the above link!

 

 


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