Special Events

Saturday, September 9

6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Build

Join NFDA as we help Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas improve the community and make home ownership a reality for a local family. There are three easy ways to support Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas:

  • Volunteer for the day
  • Donate
  • Sponsor the build

If you wish to sponsor or donate to Habitat for Humanity, download our Habitat for Humanity Sponsorship Agreement PDF Form.

Call 800-228-6332 for more information.

Sunday, September 10

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

23rd Annual Funeral Service Foundation Golf Classic Topgolf, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Now in its twenty-third year, the Funeral Service Foundation’s golf outing has raised more than $1.6 million in support of its mission of investing in people and programs that strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.

Experience all the perks of our annual Golf Classic in a social, casual and exciting atmosphere at Topgolf, just a 10-minute ride from Resorts World!

No matter your skill level, at Topgolf, you’ll be able to take a swing and score some points during our tournament-style golf games. You can also relax and enjoy great food and drinks while networking with your fellow funeral service professionals. And because each covered bay is climate controlled, you’re guaranteed to play no matter what weather comes our way in September.

Separate registration required

Cost per player is $325. Registration includes transportation, tournament fees, food and beverages, golf clubs, four hours of play in reserved bays, and a golf pro and tournament ambassadors to help the day’s play run smoothly.

Want to support the foundation, but golf isn’t your game? Simply join as a spectator! Your $150 registration fee allows you to experience all the networking and excitement of the day without the pressure to step up to the bay and take a shot.

This year, we will once again offer a limited number of single-player registrations to licensed funeral directors, subject to availability.

Visit FuneralServiceFoundation.org/golf, and click on “Support the 2023 Golf Classic!” to register and learn about sponsorship opportunities. Or click the button below.

Support the 2023 Golf Classic!

4 – 5 p.m.

PWC Re-Connect Hilton Resorts World, Rose Terrace

The 2023 PWC ReConnect event, where friends, colleagues and past Professional Women′s Conference attendees can "ReConnect with a Winning Experience" and toast each other! 

The Special Guest will be Ellen Wynn McBrayer, the recipient of the 2023 NFDA Inspiration Award. 

This event is graciously sponsored by NGL. RSVP is required - please email cvondenbergh@nfda.org for more information. 

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5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Party Hilton Resorts World, Rose Rooftop

Your convention adventure kicks off in style at the Welcome Party! Every year, this is the place to be. Join us and reconnect with old friends, plus make some new ones, while enjoying amazing music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments.

Will this be your first time attending the NFDA convention? Join us at the First-time Attendee Reception, starting at 5 p.m. before to the Welcome Party.

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Monday, September 11

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Held during Opening Session)

Service of Remembrance 9/11 Never Forget

John LaBarbera
John LaBarbera
Battalion Commander | FDNY (Ret.)

On the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, join us as we remember the victims, in addition to the families and survivors whose lives were forever changed. John LaBarbera, Battalion Commander, FDNY (Ret.) will inspire us to reflect on the events of that day and honor the memories of all who died. We’ll also pay tribute to our funeral service family members who died during the past year. (Spanish translation available.)

Video provided by Tukios and Gifts provided by Messenger.

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4 – 5 p.m.

All Star Recognition Ceremony

Join the NFDA Board of Directors as the association celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of funeral homes and funeral service professionals during the past year:

  • 2023 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients
  • NFDA’s Green Funeral Practice Certificate holders
  • NFDA Cremation Certification designees
  • NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultants
  • Funeral Service Foundation scholarship recipients
  • 2022-23 NFDA National Emerging Leaders Program graduates
  • 2023 Meet the Mentors program participants
  • NFDA International Professional Achievement Certificate holders
  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice Certified Funeral Service Practitioners
  • 2023 NFDA Inspiration Award Recipient

Tuesday, September 12

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Directors Under 40 Party

Join your Under 40 colleagues at Flight Club for an incredible networking event on the famous Las Vegas Strip! Try your hand at Social Darts, where you will enjoy friendly games, bespoke cocktails, and delicious shareable bites in your own playing area. Located within the Venetian Resort, Flight Club offers a vibrant and captivating design, reminiscent of British pubs and fairgrounds with a modern twist, as well as striking interactive and imaginative art throughout the destination, providing guests with can’t-miss photo opportunities at every turn. Ticket price includes 2 drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and unlimited game play for two hours. Hurry, tickets are limited.

Dress: Casual

Register for this session as part of your convention registration.

Cost: $75 per person.
You may also register onsite at one of the registration desks.

Wednesday, September 13

11:30 a.m. Prior to Wednesday Closing Session

Funeral Face-Off

Join us for the Funeral Face-Off Championship on September 13th where the winning team will be determined during the NFDA's International Convention and Expo in Las Vegas.  Prizes include cash, free registration to future NFDA events and conferences, and the coveted "Precoa Cup".

 In August ,14 three-person teams, comprised of funeral directors from all over the country, began competing in this funeral trivia event online. Eight teams will battle it out in head-to-head competition in front of convention attendees. 

The questions, provided by American Board of Funeral Service Education faculty, cover much of the content taught to current mortuary science students...as well as some funeral pop culture sprinkled in just for fun.  In the first two rounds, contestants had to earn as many total points as possible for their team score.  

If you want to find out who wins the “Precoa Cup” be sure to watch the championship round on Wednesday, September 13th prior to the closing general session. 

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