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You never know what you'll find at NFDA's International Convention and Expo! So be sure to check back daily for new deals and fabulous finds, which will help you relax, enjoy some tasty cuisine, and have a lot of fun.
Pause for Paws
Therapy dogs not only provide great support for grieving family members, but they can also help a busy convention-goer (that’s you) de-stress and re-energize. Discover the benefits by spending a few minutes with a furry friend at Pause for Paws. Sponsored by Thumbies and Ultimate Canine.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during regular expo hours in booth 551
Breathe! Stop by for an invigorating and uplifting experience of vibrant and aromatic infused oxygen
sponsored by Express Funeral Funding.
Monday & Tuesday afternoons 12 - 5 p.m. at the Express Funeral Funding booth 923.
Massage Therapy Lounge
When the weight of the world hangs on your shoulders, visit the Foundation Partners Group Massage Therapy Lounge at booth 949 for a little relax-ahhhh-tion! Open during expo hours.
Monday-Wednesday during Expo Hours.
Don't miss out on the best Welcome Party, reunion, ever! Join us for a little honky tonkin' in the street with LIVE music by Runaway June, on Sunday, October 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the Marty Dickens Terrace - the 5th Avenue side of the convention center. Sponsored by Batesville and Legacy.com.
Virtual Reality Lounge
Get ready for an exciting adventure! While many people have heard of virtual reality (VR), few have had a chance to experience it, so stop by to encounter an amazing, totally immersive VR world you will never forget. (And even if you don't wish to participate, watching someone else react to what they're seeing while wearing a VR headset is priceless)—sponsored by Physicians Mutual - booth 1015.
Monday & Tuesday during Expo Hours.
Visit the Endorsed Provider Pavilion Monday and Tuesday and participate in a Scavenger Hunt to win great prizes. Use your NFDA Convention App to scan and win!
Monday & Tuesday during Expo Hours.
Share Your Dream
What are your dreams? This year we’re talking about setting goals and chasing after those dreams, whether its for personal or business pursuits. Share your dreams on our Dream Wall – located in the Grand Lobby on Level 3. An artist will create a mural of everyone’s dreams, and place it on display during our Closing Session on Wednesday.
Grand Lobby Level 3, Sunday - Wednesday
Make a Difference!
Keynote speaker Duncan Wardle is donating 5 of his drawings – which will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Funeral Service Foundation. Make a difference and donate to win one of these fabulous pieces of art at the Homesteaders Life Company, Booth #1301.
Take a Selfie
Keep your profile up to date! Grab a few friends and take a few selfies. NFDA has a selfie wall near the Registration desk on Level 3. Grab a fun sign, put on a cowboy hat and pucker up! Just don't forget to slap a hashtag on that social media post using #nfda2021.
Download Photos of This Year’s Event! Professional photographers will be out and about taking great photos of you and your fellow attendees as you enjoy this year’s convention. You may download as many photos as you like – for free! – from the convention photo website:
. Download, share on social media (#nfda2021), and even order prints right from your smartphone.
Eat & Drink
Craft Beer & Pretzels
There is nothing quite as refreshing as a cold craft beer and a warm pretzel with cheese sauce. Available inside the Expo Hall at 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy this delicious treat compliments of these sponsors.
Monday 1 p.m. - USA TODAY Network/ Gannett Booth 1103
Tuesday 1 p.m. - Garfield Refining Booth 1913
Tuesday 1 p.m. - Global Atlantic Financial Group Booth 745
In early American history, a jug of bourbon (whiskey) was brought to all social occasions and was also used as barter for supplies. We carry on that tradition by offering a delicious tasting courtesy of J3 Tech Solutions at booth 1517.
Tuesday, October 19 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Moonshine Whiskey Tasting
What would Nashville be without a little moonshine whiskey tasting? If you’re ready for a little “yee-haw” to lift your spirit with a glass of spirits, visit the folks at the Chosen Payments booth, 1438.
Monday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Hot, Delicious, Popcorn!
There is nothing like the smell of freshly made, hot, delicious popcorn. You can just follow your nose on Monday or stop by the Ring Ring Marketing booth, 1902 for a complimentary bag to satisfy your craving.
Free Cup of Coffee!
There’s nothing like a steaming hot cup of coffee to get you ready for the day! Coffee carts are available near the workshop rooms on level 2, Monday & Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Monday's coffee is sponsored by Inman Shipping
Tuesday's coffee is sponsored byTerrybear Urns & Memorials
Cheese & Wine Tasting
For those with a little more discerning palette, you may want to visit booth 1534, the home to Positive Urns by Carver Dan on Monday at 1 p.m., and enjoys s refreshing glass of wine paired with delicious cheese.
Bourbon-Chicken & Waffles
In Nashville, they put the deep, smokey flavor of Bourbon, on everything – so, for a tasty treat you can’t quite find anywhere else, visit the Batesville booth, 1123, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for Bourbon-Chicken and Waffles.
To Hug or Not to Hug
To Hug or Not to Hug:
Let others know where your stand, as it comes to social distancing at the event. Pick up your free “Comfort Level” pin at the Registration Desk on Level 3 and throughout the workshop areas on Level 2.
Red: Socially Distancing
Yellow: Cautiously Optimistic
Green: All Good Here
Monday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the 2021 NFDA International Convention & Expo. Wear pink and show your support. However, if your wardrobe lacks that particular color, stop by the NFDA Central and buy a "pink" convention t-shirt OR simply make a $5 donation in exchange for either a pink-awareness convention Koozie, or a pink-awareness, Mop-Top, multi-purpose pen. Every pink purchase supports breast-cancer research so, THANK YOU!
You've Got it in the bag!
Convention is all about being on the go - so take it to go in a great COMPLIMENTARY tote bag from Bass-Mollett Publishers! It even comes with an accessory, clip-on bottle of hand-sanitizer courtesy of Doric Products and a set of phone charging cables from Cuna Mutual Group.
Jot it Down
Take note! Or just take a note with a brand new, collector convention pen - yours compliments of Osiris Software. Find them at the NFDA Registration Desk on Level 3 outside the Expo Hall.
Win Remembering A Life Swag!
Stop by the Remembering A Life booth (2432) during expo hours to win Remembering A Life merchandise, including a self-care box, journals, memory jars and more!