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2021 IFDF Annual Conference & Trade Show

Plaza Resort & Spa Daytona Beach

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT) to Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Plaza Resort & Spa Daytona Beach
600 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118-3803
United States

Event Details

The 2021 IFDF Annual Conference & Tradeshow is the premier conference for networking and gaining continuing education credits through substantive sessions that cover hot topics including motivation, cremation, marketing, and I-trust training.  

Hightlights inlcude:

  • Keynote by the eleven-time New York Times Best Selling Author, Don Yeager
  • Sessions by Welton Hong with Ring Ring Marketing and Glenn Gould with MKJ Marketing  
  • A robust ehibition hall with our amazing suppliers
  • Spouse outings to historic downtown Daytona and spa day at the Ocean Waters Spa
  • Golf outing at the LPGA International Golf Club
  • Auction Fundraiser benefitting the IFDF Foundation
  • Thursday dinner and live music over looking the Atlantic Ocean 
  • Friday Dinner Cruise on the Halifax River

Hotel Information:

Daytona Plaza Resort & Spa

600 North Atlantic Avenue

Daytona Beach, FL 32118


Reservation Deadline for the discounted room rate for IFDF is May 25th, 2021

Reserve your room here

Early Bird Registration - Before April 30th

Member Early Bird Registration - $395

Non-Member Early Bird Registation - $545

Regular Registration - After May 1st

Member Registration - $450

Non-Member Registation - $600

Late Registration - After May 31st

Member Registration - $500

Non-Member Registation - $650

For a full list of registration prices CLICK HERE

***Special pricing available for Spouses, Students and Children 

***A La Carte Prices for individual events are available as well

Looking To Exhibit? The Exhibitor Prospectus is COMING SOON!

Contact Heather Bernier for more detials.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Wednesday, May 26, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrations can be transferred to another individual. All cancellations and changes must be in writing.

For More Information:

Heather Bernier
Heather Bernier
Associate Executive Director Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (850)222-0198



WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021

8:00 am– 12:00 pm    Golf Outing at the LPGA International Golf Club        1:00 pm—5:00 pm      Attendee & Exhibitor Registration/Set-up              

3:30 pm—5:30 pm      Courtney Gould - MKJ Marketing (2-hr CE Course)                  Going Virtual: How to Position Your Business for Today’s World

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Opening Reception with Exhibitors                            

7:00 pm -  until            Dinner on your own               

THURSDAY, June 10, 2021

8:00 am—5:00 pm       Registration Open                                                    7:00 am—9:00 am       Breakfast                                                                

9:00 am—10:30 am       Welcome/Opening Keynote - Don Yeager                                    What Makes Great Teams Great  (1-hour CE)                 

9:00 am —12:00 pm      Exhibitor Set-Up 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm      Barbara Kemmis w/ Cremation Assoc. of N.                                                America (1-hour CE)                                                                         The Answer is in the Numbers                                             12:30 pm – 1:30 pm       Lunch w/ Exhibitors 

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Exhibit Hall Open (2-hour CE)                   

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm      Welton Hong w/ Ring Ring Marketing (1-hr CE)                           What Will and Will Not Work in 2021 For Getting More Cases

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm        Spouse Outing to Downtown Daytona                    

5:00 pm—5:45 pm        Installation of NewOfficers                                        5:45 pm – 6:45 pm       Foundation Auction Fundraiser                                6:45 pm—until              New Officers Celebration & Dinner                                                              **open to all sponsor, suppliers, members & guests

FRIDAY, June 11, 2021
8:00 am—3:00 pm        Registration Open                                                    7:30 am – 9:00 am       Continental Breakfast                                            

9:00 am – 10:00 am     Celebration of Life Ceremony                                  

10:00 am – 12:00 pm    Exhibit Hall Open (2-hour CE Credit)                      10:30 am—11:30 am      Chris Cruger w/ Foresight Companies (1-hour CE)                             2021 & Beyond: The Reimagined Funeral & Cemetery                                                            Profession      

10:00 am—2:00 pm      Spa Retreat for Spouses                                          12:15 pm – 2:00 pm      Awards Lunch                                                          12:00pm—2:00 pm       Exhibit Tear Down                                                    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm       Mastering the I-Trust (2-hour CE Course)            6:00 pm                        Depart for Dinner Cruise                                      7:00 pm                        Dinner Cruise or Dinner on your own

SATURDAY, June 12, 2012

9:00 am – 11:00 am      IFDF Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting   

Click here for printable AGENDA