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This year, if you want CE credit for the workshops and events you attend, you must download the NFDA app! Once downloaded, simply scan the QR code on your way out of each workshop or event. App sponsored by Tribute Technology.

Watch for more information on how to get and use the app as we get closer to Convention.

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8 – 9 a.m. | Workshops (1 CE hour)

Closing the Deal – Growth by Acquisitions

Business Operations
Jeff Smith
President | Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home

Today’s funeral environment benefits larger operators who can consolidate resources and dominate a market. Smith will demonstrate how this can be you! As a third-generation mid-market funeral home owner, our funeral home has grown over the last dozen years from one location to eight plus we started a cremation society. We went from serving 450 families a year to over 3,000, and we did it without investing our own money. You can, too! Learn step by step how to create a plan for growth by acquisition and execute that plan. What is involved, who you need on your team along with how to determine a good target, determine a fair value, obtain financing, combining the companies after you close and more. Gain the confidence to grow without fear. (1 CE hour)

Jeopardy of Jaundice

Technical Skills
John Hill, CCO
Embalmer and Funeral Director | James Funeral Home

Let’s discuss the reality, reoccurrence and resources when embalming a jaundice case. Discuss the proper procedure of case analysis, selection of fluids and injection techniques to achieve desired results. Upon completion, funeral practitioners will be able to better identify jaundice cases, the issues associated with these cases and the how to properly embalm a jaundice case. (1 CE hour)

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Expo Hall

Expo Hall

The world’s largest funeral exposition is an adventure in itself! Leading suppliers will offer the latest products and services – along with exclusive offers – in the NFDA Expo Hall.

11:30 a.m. Prior to Wednesday Closing Session

2023 NFDA Funeral Face-Off

Put your knowledge of funeral service trivia to the test and see if you have what it takes to hoist the “Face-Off Cup”! 

NFDA’s ultimate funeral service trivia challenge is back in Las Vegas!  The Funeral Face-Off is open to any convention attendees (except current full-time funeral service educators).  Three-person teams will compete in four rounds of funeral trivia with questions provided by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.


The Details 
  • Free Registration
  • Three-person Teams
  • Registration deadline is August 1
  • Preliminary rounds take place online in August
  • The championship round takes place live in Las Vegas in September
  • Topics Include:
    • Embalming
    • Restorative Art
    • Cremation
    • Funeral History
    • Funeral Management
    • Funeral Law / FTC
    • Funeral Psychology
    • Funeral Directing
    • Ethics
    • Funeral Pop Culture
Separate registration required

Create a team and test your funeral knowledge for prizes, bragging rights, and convention trivia immortality. Need a team? No problem. Register individually and we will take care of the rest.

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