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Field trip to Mount Hope Cemetery

FCA’s 2018 national conference gathered educators, advocates, and artisans from all over the US and beyond! Thank you to everyone who attended---you make the conference happen, and it’s the main reason we all have such a good time learning with each other.

This year we have some wonderful sponsors and underwriters to thank for helping us mount this event. Be sure to check them out on the right side of this page---the people and businesses who supported our conference believe in our mission and put their money behind it. Thank you!

Below you’ll find the presentations we’ve gathered from our speakers. (Please note that not all presenters have an electronic document to share).


Ellie Klein, 50-year member and supporter, Josh Slocum, exec. director

Ellie Klein-FCA Sponsor

August 1, 2018

Fifty years ago I became an active participant in the Continental Association of Funeral and Memorial Societies (CAFMS) currently known as Funeral Consumer Alliance (FCA). As an educator, I recognized this organization serves a valuable purpose in many communities. I asked myself these two questions: Where can teachers, ministers, lawyers, health professionals, etc. get unbiased… Read More >


August 1, 2018

New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy (NHFREA) encourages families to care for their own dead when possible and to choose funeral services when necessary through informed choice. NHFREA Director Lee Webster (from the National Home Funeral Alliance, Green Burial Alliance, National End of Life Doula Alliance, and the Conservation Burial Alliance) along with others in the… Read More >

Dying to Bloom-FCA Sponsor

August 1, 2018

Dying to Bloom was honored to be a 2018 FCA Sponsor. Proprietor, Kerry Potter, attended her first FCA Conference in Minneapolis in 2014  She was already a huge advocate of natural burial and has given many presentations in her community. “Being at the conference played an integral role in my decision to pursue my dream… Read More >

Available Presentations