Education & Events
138th OFDA Annual Convention and Exhibition
May 22-24, 2018
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Agenda & Registration
You don’t want to miss the great line-up of presenters at this year’s convention. A very diverse collection of topics will be presented and you can earn up to 17 hours of CE. A “must” attend convention!
Monday, May 21
|7:00 - 7:30am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|7:00am - 5:00pm||Insurance Educational Seminar|
|1:00 - 5:00pm||Why It Matters: Embalming for Restoration and Special Situations|
|5:30 - 8:00pm||Social Event at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant|
Tuesday, May 22
|8:00am - 7:00pm||Registration|
|8:30 - 11:00am||Board of Directors Meeting|
|9:00 - 11:00am||Be the Extra Support Your Families Need - And Get Media Attention Too!|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Connecting as a Funeral Professional (for Mortuary Students and Young Funeral Directors)|
|12:30 - 1:30pm||Job Fair (for Mortuary Students)|
|12:00-12:45pm||Service of Remembrance|
|1:15 - 2:15pm||NFDA and OFDA Updates|
|2:15 - 2:30pm||Refreshment Break|
|2:30 - 4:30pm||Social Media Not-So-101: Essential Strategies for a Noisy World|
|4:30 - 7:00pm||Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hours|
|8:00 - 10:00pm||Young Funeral Directors Social Event at The Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton (must pre-register)|
Thursday, May 24
|7:30am - 12:00pm||Registration|
|7:30 - 9:00am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 - 10:00am||Exhibition Hours|
|10:00am - 12:00pm||Keynote: The Legal Eagles|
Register Now (online registration)
Convention Brochure (download to register via mail or fax)
OFDA room block at the Hilton is now available. Room rate is $186.
Click here to make your reservation at the Hilton or you may call the hotel direct at (614) 414-5000.
If the Hilton room block is full when making your reservation, OFDA has set up a block of rooms at the Residence Inn Marriott, 3999 Easton Loop West, Columbus, OH 43216. The Residence Inn room block will end on April 21, 2018. After this date the hotel cannot guarantee availability or rate.
You may call the hotel at (614) 414-1000. Ask for the Ohio Funeral Directors block. The rate is $199 plus tax.
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
Administrative Systems, Inc.
American Coach Sales
Astral Industries, Inc.
Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company
Columbian Financial Group
Funeral Directors Life
Gilligan Law Offices
Halo International Corporation
Homesteaders Life Company
H.S. Eckels Company
Karpus, Scott & Company, P.C.
Live Oak Bank
OFDA Master Trust
Ohio Funeral Supply Sales Club
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions
National Funeral Directors Association
Newcomer Funeral Service Group
RBC Trust Company Delaware
State Auto Insurance Companies
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, Inc.
UBS Financial Services 770 Group
The following are still available for sponsorship. Please contact Diana Carpenter at OFDA to take advantage of these great opportunities:
- Casino Night Food - $4,200
- Keynote speaker (Shane A.S. Ritchie, CFSP) - $1,500
- Service of Remembrance Memorial Pieces - $5,000
- Welcome Reception Food - $10,000