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2010 Biennial Conference Wrap-Up

2010 Biennial Conference Wrap-Up ( 11 Files )

Audio files and presentations from FCA's 2010 Conference
2006 Biennial

2006 Biennial ( 6 Files )

June 1 - 3, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas

FCA\'s Biennial Conference was hosted this year by the Austin Memorial and Burial Information Society. AMBIS volunteers were top-notch, and we couldn\'t have done it without them. Dozens of our participants said this was the best FCA conference ever put on! Topics included:

  • Being Green —Burial Without the Box
  • Home Funerals —Bringing the Funeral Back to the Family
  • FCA Affiliate Lobbying — Pushing Back for Funeral Consumers
  • Taking on Wall Street ‘Deathcare’
  • Mortuary Price Lists — What’s Legal and What’s Not

Where possible, speaker presentations and handouts are available for download.

2004 Biennial

2004 Biennial ( 10 Files )

2004 FCA Biennial Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Sessions included:

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Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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FCA events

  • FCA Executive Director Josh Slocum will be a guest on wrcr.com's live show 10:10 a.m. Eastern, July 24. Go here to stream.

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