The 2023 VFDA Winter Conference will be January 22-23, 2023 in Richmond, VA at the Marriott Short Pump!
Special group rate at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump: $139 USD per night
Start Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
End Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Last Day to Book: Saturday, January 7, 2023
WINTER CONFERNCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Please see below for the Conference Keynote Speaker Information
Mr. Frank Rosenacker is a fourth-generation funeral director/embalmer and serves as the Secretary of his family funeral home. He is also a practicing Attorney specializing in all areas of estate planning, probate, taxation, and corporate-business matters. He owns and operates Rosenacker and Associates, an international consulting firm dealing with funeral directors, funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories offering a wide range of services including legal representation.
Mr. Rosenacker has lectured extensively on the national, state and local levels. His topics include legal issues, succession planning, business plans and policy manuals, business appraisals and evaluations, sales of funeral businesses, regulatory laws regarding final disposition, taxes, cooperative efforts, cremation and funeral professional liability issues.
2023 VFDA WINTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Please see below for the schedule of events for the 2023 VFDA Winter Conference that is taking place January 22, 2023 to January 23, 2023 in Richmond, Viringina.
Sunday January 22, 2023
11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Registration, Commonwealth Ballroom
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Preneed – 1 Hour
Instructor will give perspectives on the value of preneed and its impact on funeral service. Learn the current laws regarding Trust and Insurance funding. Also, learn how the preneed base influences the value of your funeral business.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Ethics – 1 Hour
This segment will concentrate on the ethical and moral issues in funeral service. The audience will participate in the real-world case scenarios that the instructor has encountered in his consulting and legal practices.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Cooperative Efforts – 1 Hour
The focus of this segment is to enhance the funeral director’s knowledge of cooperative efforts and mergers, how and why they work, who should be your partner and the challenges facing funeral directors. The seminar will also give suggestions of what funeral directors can share cooperatively, practical how to’s and the legal considerations in developing cooperative efforts/mergers. Plus, we will discuss actual case scenarios of funeral directors who have started their own cooperatives or have merged with their colleagues.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Cremation Liability – 2 Hours
The cremation rate rises each year. Are funeral directors becoming a glorified disposal company or are they functioning as funeral directors with cremation just another form of disposition? Learn the difference while avoiding cremation liability issues. Also, Right of Disposition laws, rules and regulations are changing across country. The instructor will update all participants on these next of kin issues. Lastly, the instructor will provide real case scenarios that he is currently working on or has completed.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception – Maymont Room
7:00 p.m. – Dinner – Commonwealth Ballroom
Monday January 23, 2023
8 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast – Foyer
9:00 a.m. – Board of Directors Meeting, James River Room
2023 VFDA Winter Conference Registration
Please use the form below to register for the 2023 VFDA Winter Conference.