October 2021

Page A21 OCTOBER 2021 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A MUSIC CITY Help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville improve a community and make home ownership a reality for a local family! There are three easy ways to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville: Volunteer for the Day, Donate, or Sponsor the build Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity Saturday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MUSIC CITY Things to Do and See in Nashville November 16-17, 2021 Convention Extension Virtual Whether you’re joining us again after Nashville or joining for the first time – get more by participating in NFDA’s Convention Extension. This two-day event includes three keynote speakers and a series of one-hour sessions covering extended topics on business management, customer service, grief and bereavement, and technical skills. Up to 10 CE hours are available for participation! Registration opens October 18, 2021 NFDA your way – nfda.org/GoVirtual • 800-228-6332 NEW! Virtual Event from NFDA More education. More networking. More convenient. It’s just more. 2021_NFDA Virtual Convention_NOMIS_1/4pg Ad.indd 1 9/1/21 8:55 AM MUSIC CITY National Funeral Directors Association International Convention & Expo Nashville, Tennessee — October 17-20, 2021 2021 NFDA Convention Preview Join thousands of funeral service professionals from around the world at the annual NFDA Internation- al Convention & Expo! This amazing event offers the best in networking, education, the world’s largest fu- neral service Expo, and so much more! Get your future in focus and prepare for the experience of a lifetime. World’s Largest Funeral Service Expo Reunite. Reexplore. Renew. This year we’re returning to Nashville! The 2021 NFDA International Convention & Expo is your chance to reunite with colleagues, reexplore the way you conduct business, and renew your passion for this reward- ing career. The historic “Music City” is known for its exceptional music and comfort food – so get ready for the reunion of a lifetime! Join thou- sands of your funeral service peers for this incredible event, which offers networking, education, and the world’s largest funeral service exposition. We’re Getting Together Again to Experience this Live Event! • Inspiring general sessions with dynamic speakers • Expert-led education workshops • World’s largest funeral service expo • And much more! Amplify your stay with local food traditions that place Nashville at the top of the culinary scene. Enjoy the finest in “Hot Chicken” and “Meat & Three,” for example. Say what? “Hot Chicken” is a spicy Nashville original that, according to leg- end, was created by a scorned lover seeking re- venge nearly 100 years ago. A “Meat & Three” meal is southern food at its best and includes a delicious meat dish accompanied by three mouthwatering sides. You’ll find these, plenty of other great food and a lot of fun times within walking distance of the convention center and the downtown music scene. Artober Nashville: Held every October and per- fectly timed for NFDA’s convention, this month- long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee includes hundreds of events. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: This place is the definitive home of American music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless ar- tifacts, including countless recordings and pho- tographs, numerous stage costumes, musical in- struments, and more. The Gallery of Iconic Guitars at Belmont: This Music City venue celebrates more than 100 prized instruments and features some of the rar- est, most iconic guitars and stringed instruments ever created. The Johnny Cash Museum: Dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black,” the museum features the world’s largest, most com- prehensive collection of artifacts and memora- bilia. Music City Walk of Fame: Located on Nashville’s Music Mile, the walk’s stars span genres and gen- erations, honoring those who made, created, re- corded, performed. New! National Museum of African American Mu- sic: NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by Af- rican Americans. The museum’s expertly-curat- ed collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interac- tive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. The music scene in Nashville is as diverse as the songwriters and musicians who make up the community. Not only can you find free live mu- sic 365 days a year at the honky-tonks, but you can also find Americana, rock, pop, hip-hop, and just about any other genre at a variety of venues around town. Whatever you are in the mood to hear, you can find it in Music City. Music City Food Nashville’s Music Scene Music Museums & More 2021 NFDA Convention Agenda This agenda is subject to change. The latest updates are available through NFDA App, where you’ll find a link to the most up-to-date NFDA convention event information. Convention Agenda is continued on Page A24 Friday, October 15 MUSIC CITY Certified Celebrant Training Brought to you by InSight Institute and hosted by NFDA Glenda Stansbury Matt Bailey As families’ wishes continue to evolve, it is important to offer a variety of services that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Fewer families in- corporate religious rites intome- morial services now so how can you fill that gap? Many funeral homes look to celebrants and find it most economical to train their staff to accommodate this growingdemand for customized services. A certified celebrant works with a funeral director to provide a personalized service that reflects the personality and life of the deceased. 17 CE hours through InSight Institute Saturday, October 16 1 - 6 p.m. Celebrant Training (Day 1) 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. NFDA Policy Board Meeting 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. NFDA Cremation Certification Program 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. NFDA Arranger Training 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrant Training (Day 2) 12 – 5 p.m. NFDA Central