July 19-24, 2024
Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Thank you!

Thank you for attending ICCFA University 2023! We had an amazing week of learning new skills to better serve our families and made connections with deathcare professionals from all over the world! ICCFA University will return to Atlanta on July 19-24, 2024. We hope to see you there!


ICCFA University currently has nine colleges for attendees to enroll in. Each is overseen by their respective Dean, an expert in the area of deathcare that the college focuses on. In many of the colleges, our Deans are joined by outside professors who provide individual expertise in the college.

The current colleges are:

  • College of 21st Century Services | Dean Glenda Stansbury
  • College of Cremation Services | Dean Clift Dempsey, CCrE, CCFE.
  • Todd Van Beck College of Funeral Home Management | Dean Mathew Forastiere
  • College of Graduate Studies | Dean Robbie Pape
  • College of Hospitality & Customer Experience | Dean John Bolton, CCE, CCrE, CSE, CXE
  • College of Land Management & Grounds Operations | Dean Gino Merendino
  • College of Leadership, Management & Administration | Dean Gary Freytag, CCFE
  • College of Technology | Dean Nick Timpe, CSE
  • J. Asher Neel College of Sales and Marketing | Dean Daniel Thomas

The University’s Impact

“What I’ve found here with my fellow students and especially the instructors, is that they’re a circle of peers that I’ve been able to train with. But more often than not, they’re a personal board of directors. I can leverage their experiences not only here at ICCFAU during our one week, but I can also reach out to them throughout the year. I cannot speak highly enough of the experience.”

David Brooks, eight-time ICCFA University attendee

Join us for the 2024 PLPA Short Course!

Save the date for July 20-21, 2024, for the next PLPA Short Course! We hope you’ll join us in Atlanta, Georgia for one-and-a-half days of learning and networking with other fellow pet loss professionals. Stay tuned for more information!

ICCFA University Yearbook

Whether you’re looking of photos with friends and new connections, want to see photos of our graduation ceremony, or are looking for your class photo – click the button below and start reliving the incredible experience again.