Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
First Ever Green Funeral Conference
Learn about greener options for funeral practices, network, and gain ideas for promoting them within your community.
October 2–4, 2019
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
7th Biennial National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA) Conference
Head, Hands, and Heart of Home Funerals: Weaving Art and Ritual with the Practical
For deathcare professionals focusing on the issues and topics affecting owners, executives and top-level managers. Learn about developments in deathcare and anticipate upcoming trends and
innovations affecting your business. This conference is dedicated to blending the work of the head, the hands, and the heart, in the realm of the home funeral. We will explore the spirituality in our work, and share art and ritual learning how to better express and confront the intense emotions surrounding after-death care.
October 4th - 6th
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
A community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.
October 24–November 3, 2019
San Fransico, California
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention and Expo
The world’s largest funeral service expo with nearly 300 exhibitors with the latest products and services (along with exclusive offers); expert-led educational sessions; innovative Ideas to serve your families better; opportunities to compare similar products from different vendors; network with supplier representatives and other funeral directors.
October 28-30, 2019
Beautiful Dying Expo/Tradeshow
Learn about the most up-to-date innovational tools and resources in the end-of-life industry at exhibits and workshops presented by industry professionals.
November 2, 2019
San Diego, California
3rd Annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival
Participate in activities to think about, talk about and do something about our inevitable mortality: Death Café conversations, field trips to cemeteries, funeral homes and crematoria, movies, panel discussions, and a wide range of speakers. Events will place in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Espanola, New Mexico.
November 3–10, 2019
Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, and Espanola
Most events are free
Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) Fall Conference and Trade Show 2019
Network with suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and service providers in the casket and funeral supply industry, evaluate new products, and gain industry insight.
November 11–12, 2019
People's Memorial Association (PMA) The After Party
An Evening of Death, Crafts, and Cocktails
A fundraiser celebrating PMA’s 80th anniversary. Learn about green burial, alkaline hydrolysis and “recomposition” Engage in interactive activities and art projects to contemplate and discuss the community’s role in death care. Live entertainment and local food served.
Saturday, December 14, 201
4:00 pm—9:00 pm
201 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Green Burial Council
2720 Cold Springs Road
Placerville, CA 95667