May 16-19, 2023
Loews Kansas City Hotel & Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Join us next year in Kansas City!

The ICCFA’s biggest event of the year will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 16-19, 2023! Join other deathcare professionals from across the world as we gather together for four incredible days of education and networking. As always, you can expect business and deathcare leaders to provide world-class education for all attendees, an expansive exhibit hall packed with the latest in products and services, and tons of networking opportunities.

A preliminary schedule, exhibiting information, and hotel booking links will be available Fall 2022.

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Call for Presentations

The 2023 Annual Convention & Exposition will be held in Kansas City, MO from Tuesday, May 16 – Friday, May 19, 2023. Co-chairs Don Winsett and Phil Zehms are looking for presentations with innovative ideas! If you have expertise in a particular area of cemetery, cremation, or funeral service, we want you!

We are most interested in sessions that share concrete, proven techniques, and programs, as opposed to theory or opinion. Extra consideration will be paid to sessions featuring content pertaining to the broad subjects of climate change as it pertains to the profession; cemetery operations; green burial best-practices; and sessions featuring the latest advances in thanatology and innovation within the profession.

We are looking for 50-minute presentations in the following areas:

  • Cemetery Operations
  • Funeral Home Operations
  • Cremation
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Pet Loss
  • Other

Please Note:  We ask that speakers to refrain from speaking about prices or other issues subject to antitrust legislation. In addition, we ask that speakers refrain from any type of promotional marketing or selling of any product or service. Any requests for compensation must be included in the proposal.

We receive many more proposals than we can fit into the program, so please be sure to follow the guidelines and clearly explain the value proposition for attendees. Submissions are due by August 15, 2022. Questions? Please contact Tom Crosley at

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Hotel Address: Loews Kansas City Hotel
1515 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Our host hotel for the 2023 Annual Convention & Exposition will be the Loews Kansas City Hotel. Pricing and hotel booking links will be available to attendees in Fall 2023. If you would like to book within the ICCFA room block and receive the associated discounted price, please wait to book until the block is open.

Please be aware of that scammers may try to contact you regarding hotel rooms or attendee lists for the ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo. These companies are not approved by the ICCFA and are scams. For housing, we encourage all attendees and exhibitors to register via the links provided on this page, when they become available. If you have any questions about housing, please contact the ICCFA meetings department at 703-391-8400. The ICCFA does not utilize any outside parties or services for hotels or attendee lists.

Exposition Information

Our sprawling exhibit hall is a cornerstone of the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition! Promote your products and services to all segments of the deathcare professional with a booth in our expo hall! You’ll be able to connect and network with potential clients and customers from across the globe, many with final purchasing authority. There is a booth type and location for businesses of all sizes at the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition.

Booth signups and pricing information will be available Fall 2022.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is interested in showing your support for the ICCFA and the deathcare profession at one of the largest events of the year, consider becoming a sponsor! Thousands of attendees will see your organization’s logo and branding, solidifying your place as a leader in deathcare. Our sponsors are recognized in our official publication Memento Mori, on the ICCFA website, on on-site signage and more!

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Meetings Manager Kelly Spann to learn more.

Become a Sponsor