Registration Links for 2024 IFDF Annual Conference & Trade Show

Posted By: Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS News,

Registration Links for the IFDF Foundation's

2024 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Sponsored by Argent Trust

REV 2024 IFDF Annual Conference Ad

May 29 - June 1, 2024
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

200 Ocean Crest Drive

Palm Coast, Florida 32137

Register for Annual Conference & Trade Show

Register for the IFDF Foundation Reverse Raffle Fundraiser

Trade Show is OVERSOLD!

Register for Golf Tournament

Register for Funeral Celebrant Training & Certification

Click here for Conference Agenda

2024 IFDF Annual Conference

2024 IFDF Annual Conference & Trade Show Sponsored by Argent Trust Registration Link

2024 Annual Conference Theme:

"Prioritizing Mindfulness and Wellness for Funeral Professionals" 

We hope that you leave with skills to help you self-regulate the compassion fatigue and quite possibly the trauma of dealing with COVID-19 as well as the over-arching stress of being committed to caring for the community at all hours of the day throughout the year.  Taking time for yourself and giving yourself grace take practice, and we are here to give you the tools to be your best authentic self, so that you can better serve your families.

We built in MORE planned time for relaxing, spending time with family and friends, and simply enjoying being AWAY.

We are also offering exciting social activities, such as:

  • Brunch & Breath to teach you the fundamentals of mindfulness.
  • Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by Federated Insurance for a day of sun, swings, and sea breezes on the famed “The Pebble of the East” golf course.
  • The President’s Welcome Yacht Rock Party for all smooth sailors, diving into the smooth vibes of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
  • Margaritaville Remembrance Mixer, celebrating the life of Jimmy Buffet.
  • 2nd Annual Death Pop Trivia with the queen of death care, Monica Torres, as the special guest master of ceremonies.
  • 2nd Annual Student Social Mixer to cap off “Student Day,” a free day at the conference for all area mortuary students.
  • Date Night at the prestigious, 4-diamond designation Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, plan ahead to enjoy the venue’s offerings of fun and relaxation.
  • Family fun activities are plentiful!

2024 IFDF Trade Show

2023 IFDF Trade Show 

(Photo: Matthew Vonesh)



2024 Trade Show is OVERSOLD, BUT Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

May 30, 2024

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

May 31, 2024

10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Hotel Accommodations

The 2024 IFDF Annual Conference & Trade Show will take place May 29-June 1, 2024 at Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

There are TWO SEPARATE ROOM BLOCKS - One is for the conference attendees and the other for our wonderful sponsors, suppliers, and trade show participants. Reservation cutoff date for both room blocks is May 14.

Conference Attendee Block Click Here to reserve your room online  Group Code: IFDF24
Sponsor/Supplier Block Click Here to reserve your room online Group Code: FDVE24

You can also call the resort to speak to a reservation specialist: 866-841-0287, then prompt #1 followed by prompt #3.

For immediate assistance on booking your room, please contact Cody Tucker at 386-246-5358 or by e-mail at


Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Coast, Florida 1-95


Last Day to Book: May 20, 2024

Book your group rate for IFDF 2024 Annual Meeting Overflow

Questions? Please call the IFDF office at 850-222-0198 or send an e-mail to Heather Bernier at  

We look forward to seeing you next May!

2024 Annual Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Federated Insurance

2024 Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by Federated Insurance

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

8:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

(Tee off at 8:30 am with a shotgun start 4-person scramble.)

Nickalus Ocean Course

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

200 Ocean Crest Drive

Palm Coast, FL 32137


This course, dubbed "The Pebble of the East," is one of most spectacular courses in the state with 6 holes directly on the Atlantic.

All proceeds go to benefit the IFDF Political Action Committee which serves as YOUR voice in Tallahassee for advocating real needs of independent funeral business owners.

Preconference Funeral Celebrant Training

& Certification

Space is limited! Reserve your spot NOW!

(10% IFDF Annual Conference Discount Available after Registering for the Training)

Separate Registration Required at the link below:

Preconference Funeral Celebrant Training & Certification Registration Link

May 28 and 29, 2004

8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT

May 30, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

200 Ocean Crest Drive

Palm Coast, Florida 32137

We are offering a preconference Funeral Celebrant Training & Certification in conjunction with the conference. The 20-hour training over three days is presented by Todd Reinholt, Founder and Trainer of Life Celebrants International. 

Meet the rising demand! As more families opt for more personalized ceremonies, becoming a certified funeral celebrant make you a sought-after asset in the industry.