2019 Annual Conference

June 3-6, 2019
Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron 


Registration Rates

If Registered by
May 24, 2019
Member / Spouse $100 $150
MFDA Retiree / Spouse $75 $75
Non-Member $300 $300
MFDA Student $0 $0
MFDA Past President $0 $0
777 Club $0 $0


In order to expedite registration, we asked for pre-registration on the Exhibitor Space Contract. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED ATTENDEE NAMES ON THE SPACE CONTRACT, THERE IS NO NEED FOR EXHIBITORS TO REGISTER ONLINE.  Exhibitor attendees should only register online if there are changes or additions to what was submitted on the contract.

MFDA Exhibitors and/or Sponsors shall be issued three (3) free badges per booth and/or sponsorship. A badge for an exhibitor's or sponsor's spouse will be prepared without charge upon presentation of proper identification. Your badges will be held at the Registration Desk in the Blue Water Convention Center.


Monday, June 3
10:30 am Golf - Shot Gun Start - Solitude Links Golf Course
5:00 pm Credentials Committee Meeting Wheelhouse Room (DoubleTree Hotel)
5:00 pm Rules Committee Meeting Water's Edge Room (DoubleTree Hotel)
5:15 pm Resolutions Committee Meeting Water's Edge Room (DoubleTree Hotel)
6:00 - 10:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In Lake Huron Hall A-B
Tuesday, June 4
7:00 am - 1:35 pm Exhibitor Move-In Lake Huron Hall A-B
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Great Lakes Pre-Function
8:30 - 11:00 am Annual Meeting Grand Ballroom II
11:15 - 12:15 pm Workshop - Keynote Speaker - Mark Mayfield  Grand Ballroom I
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Past Presidents Lunch Riverview A-B
2:00 - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall - Grand Opening Lake Huron Hall A-B
6:00 - 7:00 pm WSU Reception Riverview B
7:00 - 10:00 pm MFSSA Party Fort Gratiot Light Station
Wednesday, June 5
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration  Great Lakes Pre-Function
8:00 - 9:30 am Workshop/Breakfast - FBI Active Shooter Grand Ballroom I
9:45 - 10:45 am Service of Remembrance Grand Ballroom II
11:00 am - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lake Huron Hall A-B
1:30 - 3:00 pm MI Mort Sci Fdn Mtg St. Clair Suite B
2:00 pm Exhibitor Move Out Lake Huron Hall A-B
2:00 - 3:00 pm Workshop - Dr. Jason Troyer - Burnout Prevention Grand Ballroom II
3:00 - 5:00 pm Workshop - Ritz Carlton Excellent Service Grand Ballroom II
5:15 - 6:30 pm Honors Reception / Installation Lake Huron B
8:00 - 11:00 pm MFDA Party Riverview A-B / International Deck
Thursday, June 6
8:30 - 11:00 am Registration Great Lakes Prefunction
9:30 - 10:30 am Workshop - Dr. Jane Wankmiller - FROST Program Grand Ballroom I
10:30 am - 12:30 pm OSHA & Medical Waste Training - Stephen Kemp, CFSP Grand Ballroom II

Hotel Reservation Instructions

This year MFDA has room blocks at two hotels:

On-Site Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Port Huron (800 Harker St., Port Huron, MI 48060) - Group Rate $149

  • Phone the hotel directly at 810-984-8000
  • Please mention group code MFD.
  • Phone the DoubleTree by Hilton reservation line at 1-855-610-TREE. Please mention group code MFD.
  • Visit web site at In the field provided, enter group code MFD.

Three Miles from Convention Center: Holiday Inn Express (2021 Water St., Port Huron, MI 48060) - Group Rate $129

  • Phone the hotel directly at 810-662-3400. Please mention group code MFD
  • Visit MFDA’s personal web site link at Michigan Funeral Directors Booking Link. If you visit their normal web site you will need to provide the group code MFD.

Please remember MFDA’s discounted rooms rate are only available until May 3, 2019 or until the room blocks are full.

Golf Outing

Solitude Links Golf Course
Monday, June 3, 10:30am
Registration at 9:45 a.m.  Shot Gun Start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

During registration, one person from your team should send in the entire cost WITH names listed. If you are not part of a team, MFDA will choose your teammates.