FCA Biennial Conference

FCA Will Hold Its Biennial National Conference in Atlanta June 24-25, 2016

Every two years the Funeral Consumers Alliance hosts a conference for all affiliates. This year Atlanta has been chosen, and the event will be held over two days at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport hotel.

Katrina Spade will speak on her Urban Death Project, a pilot study on composting human remains as an alternative to traditional earth burial. George Sanders, a sociologist at Oakland University, will address the problems that may arise from “Putting the ‘Fun’ in Funerals.” Kate Sweeney will talk about changing mourning customs and how they interact with the choices we make in what we do with the bodies of our dead.

There will be ten workshops covering topics from obituary writing to cost surveys to after-death body care. Social workers and hospice professionals will be able to earn 3 Continuing Education credits at a program on Death, the End of Life, and the Law. Free to registered attendees.

There is even a field trip to Atlanta’s premiere Victorian garden cemetery.

The Cleveland Memorial Society will pay the $275 registration fee for board members, and we encourage other members to attend, as well. There is lots to learn here, and the company is congenial. Visit the Funeral Consumers Alliance web site for further information: www.funerals.org.

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