2019 Annual Meeting, JW Marriot, Nashville, TN
Breakout Session, Wednesday, September 25, 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Be a Gathering Place
Building traffic and being relevant is a goal every cemetery shares. Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA hosts more than 50 events each year in its quest to connect with the community. David Moore, Executive Director, and Marcy Breffle, Education Manager, will explain the creative methods and details involved to facilitate their innovative and popular programs such as the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours, pop-up shops at the Oakland Museum Shop, the Tunes from the Tombs music festival, beer tours, photography walks, and more. Learn about these unique events, the strategies used, the resources needed, and the challenges and opportunities that can be applied to almost any cemetery (and possibly funeral home) around the world.
Special thanks to Preferred Partner Live Oak Bank for their support of our time together.
“Not So” Early Bird Discussion
Wednesday, September 25, 3:30 – 5 pm
You said a networking breakfast was a bit too early, so we’re switching it up this year! This gathering offers the same opportunity to engage in informal conversation on today’s relevant topics…just later in the day.
2018 Annual Meeting Recap: Larkin Sunset Gardens Tour and Networking Breakfast
As we celebrated our 100th Annual Meeting at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Salt Lake City, UT we created more opportunities for members of our Funeral Home + Cemetery Management Program to connect and network.
On Friday, October 12, nearly 90 members participated in a tour of Larkin Sunset Gardens, which is situated on 76 acres of lush green property in the south end of the Salt Lake valley. Click here to view the Facebook Live video and to access the photo album.
On Saturday, October 13, members participated in a networking breakfast and lively discussion.
Special thanks for the generous support from special tour sponsor Matthews Aurora.
2017 Annual Meeting Recap: Cemetery Tour, Insightful Conversations Offer Fresh Perspectives
Selected members visited Graceland Cemetery to explore the art, architecture and landscape design in this active cemetery and arboretum. Designed by visionary landscape architects, Graceland serves as the final resting place to many prominent Chicago athletes, politicians, industrialists and others. Members also had a chance to share a meal and engage in informal discussion on relevant topics. Click here to see tour photos and our brightest minds at work.
Special thanks for the generous support from our special tour sponsor Matthews Aurora.