JUNE 2 – 4, 2020

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa • Phoenix, AZ

The AFCCA Convention and Expo is an annual opportunity for funeral directors, cemetarians, cremationists and exhibitors to come together, learn new skills, and share ideas to better serve the families in their communities.

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Select exhibitor or attendee registration…sponsorship opportunities also available!

Early bird registration ends April 30, 2020

Exhibitor Registrations
AFCCA Members:
$750 Early Bird | $850
$950 Early Bird | $1050 
  • 6-Foot table in expo hall
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and reception included
  • Relaxed environment to meet with existing & potential customers
  • Foundation for Children Fundraiser on Tuesday night
  • Participation in the daily Exhibitor Sessions

Register Online

Download a Vendor Packet

Attendee Registration
AFCCA Members 2-Day Pass:
Early Bird $295 | $345
Non-Members 2 -Day Pass:
Early Bird $375 | $425
  • All 12 CEUs Included
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and reception included
  • Foundation for Children Fundraiser on Tuesday Night
  • Swag Bags
  • Chance for Prizes in Expo Hall

Register Online

Download Attendee Packet

Single Session Registrations

For those of you who cannot attend the full two day conference but have interest in specific presentations, we offer single session registrations. 1-hour presentations are $45, 2-hour presentations are $75 and will include CEU(s) and entrance to expo hall. Does not include meals.


We have sponsorship opportunities for every budget, available to vendors and firm members!

Sponsorship Opportunities

AFCCA Gold Supplier Member
Name Badge Sponsor
Tuesday Foundation for Children Fundraiser Hosted Bar

AFCCA Gold Supplier Member
Golf Tournament Sponsor: Breakfast, Lunch and Prizes!

Golf Tournament Hole Sponsor


Downloadable Schedule Coming Soon

Golf Tournament – Registration & Breakfast

6:30 AM

Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start

Scramble format

7:00 AM

Golf Tournament – Luncheon

1:00 PM

President’s Welcome Reception

by Ethan Bueler

4:30 PM

Foundation for Children Fundraiser & Reception

It’s the start of the 20’s again! The Foundation for Children will be having a casino night with prohibition era drinks and fun! We will also have family friendly activities for the kids. Wear your zoot suit and best flapper dress if you would like! All are welcome to enjoy food, drinks, photobooth fun and play games for the evening. Entrance to event is included in your conference registration. You can purchase “Casino Cash” to participate in games – and turn into prizes!

6:00 PM


7:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Prayer

President’s Remarks

Memorial Video

8:00 AM

State Funeral Board Updates

by Judy Stapley

B = Legal Compliance/Ethical

8:30 AM

Future of Cremation Consumers & Green Options

by Darren Crouch

C = Professional Development

9:00 AM

NFDA Presentation

by Brian Hightower

C = Professional Development

10:00 AM

Good People – Unethical Choices

by Lance Ray

A = Technical/Mortuary Science
B = Legal Compliance

11:00 AM

Supplier Trivia Hunt

Visit each supplier booth to find clues that will lead you to fabulous prizes! While you’re at it, learn something new from experts in the field.

C = Professional Development

12:00 PM


12:30 PM

Mix Matters

by Lancy Ray

A = Technical/Mortuary Science

1:30 PM

Your Funeral Home has a Website…Is It Any Good? What Does it Tell Your Customers About Cremation?

by Mike Nicodemus

C = Professional Development

2:30 PM

Annual Member’s Business Meeting

Election for 3 Board Seats

Financial Reporting

Legislative Updates

B = Legal Compliance/Ethical

3:30 PM

Supplier Reception

Heavy appetizers and hosted bar

Mix and mingle with our supportive suppliers and other colleagues from around Arizona

4:30 PM


7:30 AM

Bringing Ritual to Cremation Arranging

by Mike Nicodemus

1 CEUs
C = Professional Development

8:30 AM

Embalming Donors

by Rory McKeown

A = Technical/Mortuary Science

9:30 AM

Digital Technology Trends and the Future of Funerals

by Alex McCracken | Funeral Innovations

C = Professional Development

10:30 AM

Travel the Expo Hall

Get your passports stamped as you visit each supplier booth for a chance to win a prize!

C = Professional Development

11:30 AM

Awards Luncheon

Recognition for those who have gone above and beyond their call of duty this past year.

Installation of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Included in your registration fee – $50 pp for additional tickets

12:30 PM

CEU Presentation

C = Professional Development

1:30 PM

CEU Presentation

C = Professional Development

2:30 PM

AFCCA Annual Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Arizona Grand Golf Course

8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Registration begins at 6:30 am
Shotgun starts at 7:00 am
Lunch and prizes at 12:30 pm

AFCCA Room Block - Arizona Grand Resort and Spa

To make your reservations, you may call Arizona Grand Directly at (877) 800-4888 and request the meeting rate for AFCCA Annual Conference 2020. Reservations must be made by May 11, 2020. Rooms after this date will be subject to availability. Credit card guarantee is required.

Resort Fee Includes:

  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • Fitness Center Access
  • Round trip porterage
  • Daily housekeeping gratuities
  • Oasis Waterpark Passes (4 Passes per suite per night)
  • In-Suite Internet
  • One daily in-suite pot of coffee
  • Unlimited local calls
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Suite Rate: $119 plus tax and $20 Resort Fee.

Book Your Room Online


Expo Hall

We are so grateful to our wonderful vendors who support our Association and bring you innovative new products!

Participate in the exhibitor sessions to earn 1 CEU per day and win fabulous prizes! On Wednesday, we will hold our Exhibitor Trivia Hunt – answer all the trivia questions to enter in the drawing! On Thursday participate in “Passport to Prizes” and visit each exhibitor to be entered into Thursday’s drawing.


Nestled at the base of America’s largest urban park and wilderness preserve, the Grand is Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort features spacious one and two-bedroom suites. Be sure to take advantage of the 10% AFCCA discount on spa services during your stay.

The Oasis Water Park was voted by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks. The expansive, wild and fun water park has something for kids of all ages, making it perfect to bring the kids to relax and hang out.

Two Days of Great Speakers

Each year, your AFCCA Board of Directors works hard to put together an educational program filled with knowledgable industry experts.

Delicious food and drink!

Your convention pass includes breakfast, lunch and drinks at the supplier reception!

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Grand is easily accessible via I-10 and US-60, offering quick connections to numerous other major freeways.

Registration Fees

A basic registration fee must be paid by all attendees, but will cover CEUs, lunch, breakfast and breaks. Golf registration is a separate price per person. See the registration forms for the costs for both member and non-members.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards and check payments. You may also pay at the time of event. But please reserve your seat or table by contacting us directly.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Registrations cancelled by May 15 will be refunded in full less $25 processing fee. Cancellations made May 16 – May 29 will be refunded 50%. No refunds May 30 or later and no refunds for no shows.



To mail Check Payments or Registration

2473 S. Higley Rd

Suite 104, PMB 309

Gilbert, Arizona 85295



Email/Call for a registration packet or for any further questions


602 909 6135

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