Featured Events


In addition to educational programming, our event offers several opportunities for you to engage with colleagues outside the seminar room.

We are excited to announce the return of our social events at this year’s Convention including the Opening Reception at the Exhibit Hall, the Funeral Directors Round-Up and the Convention Happy Hour taking place at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort.

Tuesday, September 20

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Join your colleagues for the opening of the Exhibit Hall on the first floor of Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center. This is an opportunity to take a first look at the products and services offered by our exhibitors and see what is trending in the industry. Complimentary beer and wine will be served with light hors d'oeuvres.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Funeral Directors Round-Up

Wrap up your first day at our Convention with this casual gathering held at the Eden Lounge. Order an affordable cocktail at this laid-back nightspot while enjoying the company of other funeral professionals. All are welcome.

Wednesday, September 21

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Service of Remembrance

Join us as we honor NJSFDA members and industry colleagues who have died this past year. Everyone is welcome to attend this personalized memorial event to share memories with families and friends. Anyone not registered for the Convention may request a badge to attend the Service of Remembrance at no charge.

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Past Presidents Gathering

By Invitation Only

NJSFDA Past Presidents are invited to join their fellow leaders for cocktails and conversation prior to the Convention Happy Hour. This is an exclusive gathering for NJSFDA Past Presidents.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Convention Happy Hour

Separate Ticket Purchase and Photo ID Required

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while listening to music and having fun with friends. This event is taking place at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort and is the perfect opportunity to grab a drink in a tropical oasis before heading off to your evening plans.

Sponsored by Private Label and a special thank you to ASD.

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Thursday, September 22

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General Session

Join us for the annual business meeting of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. Witness the ceremonial installation of new board members and listen to the executive reports of the Association’s entities.