2018 Annual Conference

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Dates & Location

April 16-19, 2018
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 


Members

Pre-register for a discounted rate of $100 per person for the entire convention. Pre-registering will also expedite your access to the convention upon your arrival.  Fees for those registering on-site are $150 per person. If you are a current MFDA Retiree Member, you can register for the entire convention for $70.

Exhibitors/Sponsors

In order to expedite registration, we asked for pre-registration on the Exhibitor Space Contract. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED ATTENDEE NAMES ON THE SPACE CONTRACT, THERE IS NO NEED FOR EXHIBITORS TO REGISTER ONLINE.  Exhibitor attendees should only register online if there are changes or additions to what was submitted on the contract.

MFDA Exhibitors and/or Sponsors shall be issued three (3) free badges per booth and/or sponsorship. A badge for an exhibitor's or sponsor's spouse will be prepared without charge upon presentation of proper identification. Your badges will be held at the Exhibitor Registration Desk at DeVos Place Hall A.

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Agenda

Monday, April 16
6:00 - 10:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In Entertainment Hall
6:00 - 6:15 pm Credential Meeting Fox
6:00 - 6:15 pm Rules Committee Squirrel Board Room
6:15 - 6:30 pm Resolutions Committee Squirrel Board Room
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In Entertainment Hall
7:00 am - 6:30 pm Registration Conference Foyer
8:00 - 10:00 am Annual Meeting Saginaw Room
10:15 - 11:15 am Workshop - Live Oak Bank - Tim Bridgers Saginaw Room
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Service of Remembrance Black River Room
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PAC Luncheon Three Fires Room
2:15 - 3:15 pm Workshop - Keynote Speaker - Doug Gober Saginaw Room
3:30 - 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall - Grand Opening Entertainment Hall
7:00 - 7:30 pm WSU Greet the Mentors Ojibway Room
7:30 - 8:30 pm WSU Reception Three Fires Room
Wednesday, April 18
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Conference Foyer
8:30 - 10:30 am Workshop - Panel Discussion - Dr. Steven Bentsen, Phil Pares & Adam Martin Saginaw Room
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Entertainment Hall
12:30 - 1:45 pm Past Presidents Luncheon Anishnabeg Room
2:00 - 3:30 pm MI Mort Sci Fdn Mtg Ojibway Room
2:30 pm Exhibitor Move Out Entertainment Hall
2:30 - 3:30 pm Workshop - Mark Krause Saginaw Room
3:45 - 4:45 pm Workshop - Justin Baxley Saginaw Room
5:00 - 6:00 pm Honors Reception Swan Creek Room
8:00 - 11:00 pm MFDA Party Black River / Swan Creek Rooms
Thursday, April 19
8:30 - 11:00 am Registration Conference Foyer
9:30 - 10:30 am Workshop - Glenda Stansbury Saginaw Room
10:30 am - 12:30 pm OSHA & Medical Waste Training - Stephen Kemp Saginaw Room

Hotel Reservation Instructions

Reserve your room by April 1 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort directly by calling 1-888-732-4537 and using the group code MFDA041518. Be sure to identify your affiliation with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association to receive the discounted rate.