Formerly known as ‘Wide World of Sales’, DEAD Talks is the ICCFA’s annual sales conference. The first event of the calendar year, DEAD Talks features three days of fast-paced sessions modeled after the successful TED Talks format. Attendees gain and develop new skills and insights that are directly tailored to family service counselors and salespeople.
The 2022 DEAD Talks is themed “The Pre-need Conversation” and will be taking place January 12-14 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition
The ‘crown jewel’ of our event calendar, the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition is our largest and most widely attended event. Deathcare professionals from across the globe flock to our host city to attend hours of incredible educational sessions, to peruse our jam-packed exhibit hall taking in the latest products and services, and to catch up with old friends & make new ones. The education, exhibition, and networking at this event are top notch, there’s a reason why so many of our attendees return year after year.
After two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICCFA is very happy to announce the in-person return of the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition on March 22-25, 2022, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ICCFA University takes place every summer and is our most in-depth learning event for members of the deathcare profession. This five-day program is designed to offer intensive instruction and networking opportunities in a college-campus setting. There are currently seven colleges available for attendees to choose from, including colleges that focus on leadership, sales, hospitality, and many more.
The 2021 ICCFA University took place at the Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 23-28. Information on next year’s ICCFA University will be available soon.
Fall Management & Leadership Conference
Every Fall, the ICCFA hosts a conference that specifically focuses on the issues and topics that affect owners, executives, and top-level managers in deathcare. That event is our Fall Management & Leadership Conference. Attendees are treated to exclusive keynote speakers and workshops designed to provide leaders with the tools and skills that they need to thrive. Our attendees also enjoy plenty of networking activities, as well as our annual golf tournament.
The 2021 ICCFA Fall Management & Leadership Conference took place at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on September 14-16.
Virtual Seminar Series
Launched in November of 2020, the ICCFA’s Virtual Seminar Series (VSS) is an online seminar program focused on fulfilling the educational needs of today’s deathcare professional. ln each seminar, participants are provided the opportunity to engage in live learning experiences through an easy-to-use digital platform. Expert content leaders share their knowledge and answer online questions in convenient, one-hour sessions.
Each series is comprised of three to four sessions on topics relevant to deathcare professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge base while keeping their skills current.
Information on future VSS offerings is coming soon.
Through partnerships with external organizations, the ICCFA is able to offer specialized additional educational offerings to the deathcare community. These trainings provide deathcare professionals with the critical skills and education that they need in order to continue providing incredible service and care to their families.
The ICCFA currently offers Cremation and Celebrant training. Please use the buttons below to learn more about these offerings.
Calendar of Events
The ICCFA tracks upcoming conferences and events for deathcare professionals so you don’t have to! Use the button below to view a full calendar of upcoming events, including state and local conferences, special interest events, and more. We’ll see you there!