New York State Funeral Directors Association

For up to the minute scheudle and convention information please download our 2017 NYSFDA Convention App.


 

For up to the minute scheudle and convention information please download our 2017 NYSFDA Convention App.


 

Sunday, August 20

Hotel Check-in 
4:00 p.m.

Lake George Dinner Cruise
6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 21

*Continuing Education classes listed in BLUE.

Breakfast at the Track
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Move-in
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Choices of Education
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. OR 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  |  The Saratoga Hilton

Providing Consumers with Payment Options
Ernie Heffner
Saratoga 1

OR

Active Shooter and Crisis Management – Planning for the Unexpected
Gerald R. “Jerry” DeLuca
Saratoga 2

OR

Hospice and the Funeral Director’s Role
Rev. Matthew P. Binkewicz, MA, FT
Saratoga 3

OR

A Journey Inside the Brains of Baby Boomers
Dan Katz
Broadway 1

National Museum of Dance and Wine Tasting Lunch
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Buffet Lunch
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
($38/person)

Annual Meeting with Panel Discussion, 1 CEU
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Time of Remembrance
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Exhibit Preview & Cocktail Reception
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pub Crawl
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22

*Continuing Education classes listed in BLUE.

Registration
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Choices of Education
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. OR 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  |  The Saratoga Hilton

The 4 P’s in Avoiding Cremation Litigation
Mike Nicodeumus
Broadway 1

OR

Cremation, Celebrant Ceremonies and Pew Research
Ernie Heffner
Saratoga 1

OR

Motivational Ethics: Positive Choices for Business Success
Chuck Gallagher
Saratoga 2

OR

The Art of Personal Leadership: Unleashing Your Inner Superhero
Anne Grady
Saratoga 3

Explore Lake George
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Past Presidents' Luncheon (by invitation only)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Strolling Lunch / Ice Cream Break
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Banquet and Reception
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23

Continuing Education classes listed in BLUE.

Registration
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Topics in Funeral Service Law
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thomas W. Fuller
Saratoga Ballroom

Choices of Education
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.  |  The Saratoga Hilton

Embalming 2.0: The Art of Clinical Care
Jeffrey Chancellor, CFSP
Saratoga Ballroom

OR

2-Part Program:
Vincent Corso, M.Div., MSW, LSW, LCSW-R
Broadway 1
How Long Does Grief Last (and How to Live Along the Way) and The Funeral Director as Wounded Healer; Developing a Compassion Identity

A Day at the Races
12:00 p.m.