2023 Call for Presentations

Submission deadline for the 143rd OFDA Convention & Exhibition is September 15, 2022. The 2023 Convention is scheduled for April 25-27, 2023. Any submissions after September 15th will be considered for future in-person, webinar or online programs.
Rules:
 • All proposals must be submitted online (no exceptions)
 • All proposals must be complete
 • You may submit a maximum of three proposals per presenter
 • Presentations cannot be sales pitches
OFDA Convention Fast Facts:
 • Audiences are typically composed of funeral professionals, OFDA members and industry partners (vendors, consultants, etc.)
 • Audience size for learning lab/break-out sessions can range from 50-200
 • Audience size for keynote sessions can range from 200-350
 • Pro-bono speakers are appreciated. OFDA provides opportunities for speaker visibility via conference marketing materials: pre-convention brochure, convention website, digital communications, and post-conference re-caps
Thank you for your interest in becoming a continuing education provider for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Our goal is to provide quality seminars, online webinars, and on demand education opportunities for our members.
OFDA is seeking presentations pertinent to the funeral industry that provide content that is easily implemented, thought provoking with tangible takeaways, and current to today’s progressive market. Topics considered include, but are not limited to, the following:
 • Business Management & Operations• Social Media and Technology
 • Legal Compliance• Human Resources
 • Cremation• Diversity
 • Grief Management• Marketing
 • Customer Service• Communication
 • Preneed Insurance and Trusts• Ethics
*The Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors mandates licensees obtain 18 hours of continuing education every 2 years to uphold their licenses. Out of the 18 hours of continuing education, 5 are mandatory in the following categories:
• 2 hours Rules and Law (Pertaining to the practice of funeral director, embalming and cremation. Includes but not limited to topics such as FTC, ADA, Veterans Affairs, OSHA, etc.)
• 2 hours Preneed
• 1 hour Ethics
*Ohio Revised Code for Funeral Directors & Embalmers
Please provide all requested information for equal consideration.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Presenter Information

First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Company Name
Professional Designation(s)
Address
City
State
Zip
Business Phone
Mobile Phone
Email address
Website URL

Co-Presenter Information (If Applicable)

First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Company Name
Professional Designation(s)
Address
City
State
Zip
Business Phone
Mobile Phone
Email address
Website URL

Program Information

Please complete the information OR upload your documents at the end of the form. Should you choose to upload a document, please make such notation in the appropriate field.
Note: the Upload Utility is located at the end of the Call For Presentation form on the 'Thank You' screen and will prompt you at that time to upload your information and photograph.
Program Platform
If your webinar/online program is selected, you will be asked to provide a set of questions and answers for an attendee quiz/test. (Our regulatory board requires a test question bank of 8 questions per 30 minutes of program content.)
Program Title
Program Subject
Does Program meet any of the following mandatory topics? Please indicate yes or no below for each box:
Ethics
Pre-Need
Rules and Law
If so, please indicate the number of minutes per mandatory topic included.
Program Length (Minimum of 30 min; in 30 min increments)
Brief description of learning objectives/takeaways
Brief description of benefit to funeral industry
Program Outline

Presenter Qualifications/Credentials

Presenter bio/credentials:
A brief description of background, presentation experience, and qualifications are required below, or please upload files at the end:
Recent presentations given
Honorarium/expense reimbursement requests. If none, please enter N/A**

Co-Presenter Qualifications/Credentials (If Applicable)

Presenter bio/credentials:
A brief description of background, presentation experience, and qualifications are required below, or please upload files at the end:
Recent presentations given
Honorarium/expense reimbursement, if required**

**Disclaimer: OFDA has a restricted budget for our continuing education programs. In lieu of an honorarium or expense reimbursement, OFDA can provide advertisement/sponsor recognition for the speaker's affiliated company.
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