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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

Mindy and Tony Moore-FCA Sponsors

August 1, 2018

It’s pretty easy to get help with most things in life; landscaping… job training… investments. When it comes to navigating the world of funeral planning, however, it’s easy to fall prey to an industry that, like any other, is first and foremost profit-driven. What I LOVE about Funeral Consumers Alliance is its dedication to the… Read More >

Kay-FCA Sponsor

August 1, 2018

Why do I support FCA? I have been involved with the decent death movement for over a decade. I don’t just show up to feel younger than most. I bring energy to helping people get the end of life wishes they want most by helping them to open up the conversation with their families and… Read More >

Valerie Friedman-FCA Sponsor

August 1, 2018

Why do I support FCA?  Because people deserve the information they need to make informed decisions, while the funeral industry is allowed to continue to operate in the dark ages…for their financial benefit. In today’s world, when information is available on virtually anything with a click of a mouse or a tap on a screen,… Read More >

Available Presentations