IFDA Annual Convention & Trade Show
May 9 - 12, 2022 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Conference Center Noblesville

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2022

8:00AM – 8:50AM  

Business Session

9:10AM – 10:50AM

The Curious Embalmer
Ben Schmidt, Instructor, Worsham College of Mortuary Science


Lunch at Golf Outing, Gray Eagle Golf Course

1:00PM – 6:00PM  Annual Jerrit Clayton Classic Golf Outing, Gray Eagle Golf Course

benefitting the Indiana Funeral Education Foundation

7:00PM – 9:00PM 

Trade Show Floor Preview w/ DJ

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

9:00AM – 10:50AM

The 5 R’s of Funeral Service in the Age of Cremation
Larry Stuart, Jr, Raven Plume Consulting

11:10AM – 12:00PM

Successful Succession in the Funeral Space
Jake Johnson, CEO Johnson Consulting Group

12:00PM – 3:00PM

 Trade Show Floor/Lunch

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Dealing with Professional and Personal Burnout
Caleb Wilde,Author of Confessions of a Funeral Director

6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Open Party featuring Clayton Anderson
Sponsored by Homesteaders Life Company
After Dark Fun & Games – Party in the Parking Lot!


9:00AM – 11:00AM

The Assassination, Death and Grand Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln

Todd Van Beck, Funeral Educator, Consultant & Historian

 11:00AM – 2:00PM   Trade Show Floor/Lunch
 11:30AM – 12:30PM   KEYNOTE SPEAKER-Bonus Session (limited to the first 20 licensed registrants)
Identification and Chain of Custody- Why it Matters Now, More than Ever
Larry Stuart, Jr, Raven Plume Consulting
 2:00PM – 3:00PM  Hiring and Retention of Today’s Employee
Leili McMurrough, Program Director, President, Worsham College of Mortuary Science

3:20PM – 5:00PM 

Defending the Truth:  Embalming, Social Media & Bias
Dominick Astorino, Adjunct Professor | Restorative Art, Microbiology & Pathology, Worsham College of Mortuary Science

5:00PM – 6:00PM    

President’s Reception on Trade Show Floor

6:00PM – 8:00PM 

President’s Awards Dinner

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

8:00AM – 8:50AM

The 5th R- Staying Relevant; Navigating our Place in the Age of Cremation
Larry Stuart, Jr, Raven Plume Consulting

9:10AM – 11:00AM

Controlling Inflation with Marketing Budgets
Glenn H. Gould, III, M.S., CEO MKJ Marketing

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Memorial Service

12:30PM - 3:00PM

Trade Show Floor/Lunch

3:00PM - 5:00PM 

Law Seminar
Andy Clayton, CFSP, Executive Director, IFDA