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International Convention & Expo

NFDA International Convention & Expo at a Glance:

Who attends:
Funeral service professionals, educators, students, exhibitors, retired funeral professionals, media and other end of life professionals.

What’s covered:

  • Welcome party
  • Service of Remembrance
  • Exceptional keynote speakers
  • Five preconvention seminars
  • 4 days of convention workshops (30+ sessions)
  • 300+ exhibitors
  • All Star Recognition Ceremony
  • Funeral Directors Under 40 party
  • 5K run (special event for 2024)
  • Group tours
  • The Funeral Face-Off
  • And so much more!

What can you expect?
Join thousands of funeral service professionals from around the world at the NFDA International Convention & Expo! This amazing event offers the best networking, education and the world’s largest funeral service Expo and so much more.

Check out the happenings from the 2023 Convention in Las Vegas.

What are 2023 participants saying?

“I love attending NFDA. I learn so many teachable moments to share with my class. I love the CEU’s, the destinations and the chance to see the sights.” Donna Backhaus | Chandler-Gilbert Community College

“The Expo floor is always my favorite!” Ann Kaufman | Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

“My favorite part is always meeting young professionals in the industry like me.” MarQuita Cooper | Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral and Cremation Services

“While I enjoyed everything about the NFDA International Convention & Expo, my favorite part was being able to network and learn from so many other Funeral Service Professionals and draw from their energy of the future of this industry.” Steven Wilkes | Kiser Funeral Home

Beware of Hotel Scammers

The scammers are starting earlier and earlier every year! Recently, NFDA heard from members who received emails and phone calls offering hotels for the 2024 NFDA International Convention & Expo.

Registration and the official housing bureau will open in late-spring 2024.

Maritz Global Events is the only official hotel provider for the 2024 NFDA Convention. Maritz lets you easily and reliably compare hotel prices/locations for New Orleans hotels. While reservations made elsewhere might seem like a good option, they might be illegitimate and not actually have the rooms to sell; impose unreasonable cancellation or change penalties; or be non-refundable.


October 20 - October 23