Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM CDT

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Fort Worth Convention Center 
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Driving Directions 

Registration Contact:

Jeff Bell

Texas Funeral Directors Association 

Hotel Acccomidations

Headquarter Hotel Omni Fort Worth Hotel

A speacial room rate of $189.00 has benen negotiated over our convention. Please click image above to reserve your room before its too late. Hotel reservations must be made by Friday May 24th. You may also contact the hotel directly at 1-800-THE-OMNI.

Overflow Hotel - Sheraton Fort Worth 

A speacial room rate of $169.00 has been arranged for TFDA. Please click image above to reserve your room before its too late. Hotel reservations must be made by Friday May 24th. You may also contact the hotel directly at 888-627-8556.

Things to do

Fort Worth offers a very entertaining downtown. Make time to stroll through the entertaining Sundance Square. With ample shopping, quite a variety of restaurants and night life. Also take time and enjoy the Fort Worth Water Gardens right outside the convention center.

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District features Fort Worth's western heritage, including daily cattle drives, year-round rodeo and the world's largest honky-tonk. The Cultural Districtcontains five world-class museums, designed by renowned architects, in a walkable, landscaped area.

Join us on Monday for the TFDA Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at the Mira Vista Golf Club in Fort Worth, please register via the TFDA website, seperate registration fee applies.


2019 TFDA Annual Convention and Expo

Make plans to join us this June in Fort Worth for the 133rd Annual TFDA Convention and Expo. The schedule is packed with great education, large variety of exhibits and plenty of networking opportunities.

Special events such as our TFDA Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Monday. Tuesday afternoon features a Craft Beer and Wine Pairing event and Thursday evening features our Presidents Reception and Gala (all seperate ticketed items).

This years event will be in downtown Fort Worth, with so much to do and see there will be plenty for everyone, see you in Fort Worth!

Online Conference Registration Although you may register on line you will need to do so and and select "mail in check". We hope to have credit card processing in place by Friday April 8th. Thank you for your patience.

TFDA 2019 Schedule of Events

(Unless otherwise noted all meetings, exhibits and special events will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center.)

 Monday, June 10

7:30a ~ 5:00p      Registration

9:00a ~ 3:00p      TFDA PAC Golf Classic

                            Mira Vista Country Club 

8:00a ~ 10:00a    CEU Seminar (2 hours credit)

                             “Funeral Industry Laws and Rules”

                              Speaker:  Kyle Smith

10:00a ~ 12:00p  CEU Seminar (2 hours credit)

                            “Ethics in the Funeral Profession”

                             Speaker:  Mark Owen

1:00p ~ 3:00p     CEU Seminar (2 hours credit)

                            TxEVER Death Registration & Account Management

                            Speaker:  Matthew Bond

3:00p ~ 4:00p     TFDA Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 11

7:30a ~ 5:00p      Registration

8:00a ~ 5:00p      Exhibitor Set Up

8:00a ~ 9:00a      CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                             “Hospice Relations and Marketing”

                             Speaker:  Lacy Robinson 

 9:00a ~ 10:00a    CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                              “Dealing with Workplace Stress”  

                               Speaker:  Chaplain Brent Montgomery

10:00a ~ 11:00a  CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                              “Does Anyone Really Care About Funeral 


                               Speaker:  Tyler Anderson 

11:00a ~ 12:00p  CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                              “The Art & Science of Marketing in a 

                               Sensitive Profession”

                               Speaker:  Tyler Anderson

11:30a ~ 1:00p    Texas Funeral Suppliers Association 

                             Lunch & Business Meeting            

 12:00p ~ 1:00p    50-year Licensee Lunch

  1:00p ~ 2:00p     50-year Licensee Award Presentation

  2:00p ~ 3:00p     Service of Remembrance

  3:30p – 4:30p     First General Session (1 hour credit)

                             Bylaws Changes 

4:30p ~ 6:30p     Craft Beer & Wine Pairing

6:30p ~ 10:00p    Welcome Party 

                            Entertainment:  2FarNorth

                            Silent Auction

Wednesday, June 12 

7:30a ~ 5:00p      Registration

 8:00a ~ 5:00p      Exhibitor Setup 

 8:00a ~ 9:00a      CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                             “Succession Planning”

                              Speaker:  Tim Bridges

9:00a ~ 10:00a    CEU Seminar (1 hour credit)

                             “Employee Empowerment/Culture 


                             Speaker:  Tim Bridges

10:00a ~ 12:00p  CEU Seminar (2 hours credit)

                            “Transparency and Social Media: An Emerging 

                              Industry Standard”

                             Speaker:  Caleb Wilde

12:00p ~ 1:00p    Past Presidents & Former First Spouse


1:30p ~ 3:00p     Second General Session (1 hour credit)

                            Installation of TFDA Officers & Directors

                            Election of TFDA Services Inc. Board

5:00p ~ 6:00p     Quarter Century Club Reception


5:30p ~ 6:00p     Leader of the PAC Reception

Thursday, June 13

8:00a ~ 4:00p      Registration

9:00a ~ 3:00p      Expo Open

                            Silent Auction

                            Kids Corral 

3:00p ~ 4:00p     TFDA Board Meeting

6:30p ~ 7:00p     President’s Reception

7:00p ~ 10:00p   “Sunset Serenade Gala” 

                            Entertainment: JW Lane & County Road X 

                            Ed C Smith Lifetime Achievement 

                            Funeral Director of the Year 

                            Supplier of the Year

                           Young Funeral Professional 

                           Silent & Live Auction        

(subject to change, please check back with us as schedule does update.)


Texas Funeral Directors Association has applied for a total of 16 total hours of CE (continuing education credits) for the entire conference. Daily sign in will be required. Pending approval, credits will be offered by the Texas Funeral Services Comission.

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