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Press Release: 116th Annual Meeting of The Conference to be held in Palm Coast, Florida

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Lauren Thomas

For Immediate Release

116th Annual Meeting of The Conference to be held in Palm Coast, Florida

 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, October 22, 2019– The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) will hold its 116th Annual Meeting February 19-20, 2020 in Palm Coast, Florida at the Hammock Beach Resort. The two day event will feature trending topics including the licensing board mandates of balancing public protection with the pressures of removing barriers to licensure and best practices for common sense licensing in the de-regulation environment.

Streamlining disciplinary sanctions, natural organic reduction, and legal updates are all on the agenda. The Funeral Service Administrators Forum and district meetings are also included, which provide attendees with the opportunity for interactive discussions with participants from across North America. Additionally, The Conference is excited to host a representative from the Council of State Governments who will share her firsthand knowledge of navigating the anti-regulation movement, as well as antitrust liability in the occupational licensure setting.

A schedule change this year allows attendees to take part in Board Member Training from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18th instead of the previous split day format. This popular session familiarizes regulatory board members and staff on the roles and responsibilities of serving on licensing boards as well as the political realities of boards, adjudication, discipline, and enforcement of licenses, and numerous other board challenges. The fee to register for Board Member Training is $200 with an Annual Meeting Registration and includes a networking luncheon.

Situated on the beach in Palm Coast, Florida, the Hammock Beach Resort rests directly between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. This Salamander-owned property provides one bedroom suites as well as six restaurants, an ocean-inspired spa, and a multi-level pool complex with a 60-foot water slide. Conference attendees qualify for a room rate of $179 plus tax. For more information on activities in the area, go to

Attendees may submit their registration form, book hotel reservations, apply for the Delegate Grant program, and utilize the Justification Toolkit by visiting and clicking on events. An “early bird registration fee” of $350 is valid until December 31, 2019 for members. Non-member registration fee is $450.

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 1904, the membership of The Conference is composed of funeral service licensing boards and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on The Conference, visit

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