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2012 Conference Wrap Up

Big thanks to the FCA of Southern Arizona, all of our attendees and speakers, and the Viscount Suite Hotel for making our 2012 conference a hit! This time around we had the highest proportion of first-time conference-goers ever, and a surprisingly young crowd for a group that talk about death pretty much all the time. 

Not only did all of you entertain and inform all of us, but you showed your love for FCA by donating more than $4,000 during our closing banquet. We love you back!

Here’s a round-up of events along with some of the presentations.


-All photos and audio kindly provided by Jim Null, FCA national board.
Karen Smith, FCA national board, hobnobs with Lisa Carlson at the banquet. Jane Hillhouse of Final Footprint displays a wicker casket. Funeral director Randy Garner tells the audience what consumer advocacy looks like from the industry side.

FCA national Secretary Ruth Bennett gives a lively pitch to support the organization at the closing banquet. Exec. Director Josh Slocum signs a copy of "Final Rights" for Gary Paul Gilbert, FCA of Long Island and New York.
Ed Howard of the Center for Public Interest Law discusses effective citizen lobbying.


Attendees from around the country learn how to publish and publicize funeral price surveys.


Audio Files of Presentations (right-click to download) NOTE—the audio recordings are in .wma format which will play easily on any Windows-based machine. They’re also a bit large—on the order of 20mb—so they make take a while to dowload if you have a slower connection. If you don’t see an audio file or document you were looking for that means we don’t have it. Thanks for understanding.


SAVE THE DATE—The next FCA conference will be held June 2014 in Tennessee. Stay tuned for details!

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