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2024 Mid-Winter Management Conference
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033
(844) 330-1711
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:00 AM to Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11:00 AM EDT
Category: PFDA Events

2024 Mid-Winter
Management Conference

February 13-15, 2024
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033



Hotel Room Rate: $215.00 per room per night plus 11% taxes
The room rate discount extended until February 2, 2024! 
After this date, rooms and the group rate may no longer be available.

Room Reservation Link:
*The link will not work with Internet Explorer 

Guests who prefer to call to make reservations may call 855-729-3108
and ask for the room block for PA Funeral Directors Association. 
The reservations team is available seven days a week from 8 AM - 8 PM to assist you.

Conference Registration Fees:
Licensed Funeral Director (PFDA Member): $700
Licensed Funeral Director (Non-Member): $750
Funeral Supplier: $850
Spouse/Guest: $450

Registration Fees Include: Workshops, reception, hot breakfast and buffet lunch on Wednesday, and hot buffet breakfast on Thursday.
Non-refundable after January 29, 2024.



Speakers will include Lisa Hasselbrook - Director and State Registrar, Department of Health, Bureau of Health, and Registries, Scott Grim - Executive Director, PA State Coroners Association and more!

This conference is beneficial for funeral service management professionals and will cover topics ranging from cultural diversity to the lifecycle of the funeral home.


Tentative Schedule: 

11:30AM - Registration Opens - Garden Terrace West
12:00PM - 1:00PM - Welcome Lunch Buffet - Fountain Lobby
1:00PM - 2:00PM -  2023 and Beyond: Funeral Service Updates and Best Practices - Lisa Hasselbrook, Director and State Registrar, Department of Health, Bureau of Health, and Registries (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
2:30PM - 3:30PM - Coroner Relations and Updates - Scott Grim, Executive Director, PA State Coroners Association (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
3:30PM - 5:00PM - Free Time
5:00PM - 6:00PM - Hors d’ Oeuvres Reception - Fountain Lobby
(Dinner on your own - *Plan to book your reservations 1 week prior)

8:30AM - 10:00AM - Breakfast Buffet - Fountain Lobby
10:00AM - 12:00PM - Cultural Diversity in the Funeral Service Industry  - Jayson Choi, Choi Funeral Home, Inc., Philip Furman, Furman Home for Funerals, Jason Lloyd, Jason Lloyd Funeral Home, and Milian Rodriguez, Rodriguez Funeral Home, Inc.
(2 Credits) - Garden Terrace West

12:00PM - 1:30PM - Lunch Buffet - Fountain Lobby
1:30PM - 5:00PM - Free Time
(Dinner on your own - *Plan to book your reservations 1 week prior)

8:30AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast Buffet - Fountain Lobby
9:30AM - 11:30AM - Succession Planning for the Funeral Industry Professional - Bob Buhrig, CFSP, Buhrig Funeral Home, Crematory & Celebration Center (2 Credits) - Garden Terrace West
11:30AM - Mid-Winter Conference Concludes

Learn what makes meetings at Hershey, the sweetest place for CE! 


Things to do:

Hershey, PA "The Sweetest Place on Earth": 

The Hotel Hershey - Hotel Information

Something to Explore! - When you check in you receive tickets to the Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story, both are in close proximity to the hotel.
The Hershey Story
Hershey Gardens - The Butterfly Atrium is open year round!

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offers a wide array of treatments that
promote relaxation and renewal.
Treatments are reserved for guests ages 18 and older,
with teen services available for ages 13-17.
Click here for Spa Treatments

Chocolate World - Visit the official visitor’s center of Hershey – where there is more chocolate
than you can imagine! While there, explore on your own and take the Hershey’s
Great American Chocolate Tour ride to learn how Hershey’s chocolate is made
or enjoy one of their attractions. Then, stock up on your favorite Hershey’s brand
confections and candies or try their decadent homemade fudge and freshly baked
cookies. You will also find sweet gifts and souvenirs, including toys, apparel,
collectables, and special gifts that you can create! Visitor’s Center and Great
American Chocolate Tour are complimentary.

Troegs Brewery - Approximately 3/4 of a mile from The Hotel Hershey. Troegs is a great "hangout" for beer enthusiasts and offers both self guided and "behind the scene" tours for guests.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Track - Casino and/or horse racing enthusiasts, Hollywood Casino is an approximate 20 minute ride from The Hotel Hershey. They offer a wide variety of activities to include Top Golf Simulator Booths, table/slot machine play, live and simulated horse racing, etc.

Escape Room Hershey - This is located in downtown Hershey, they can accommodate approximately 30 guests at one time which are split into teams amongst several escape rooms.

Stumpy's Hatchet House - Located within steps of the Escape Room Hershey, Stumpy's Hatchet House offers a fun axe throwing experience  indoors (BYOB) and is also available for groups. 

  AACA Museum - a Smithsonian affiliate and the only museum of it's kind in the country - located approximately 10 minutes from The Hotel Hershey - Rotating displays take car enthusiasts back in time to their childhood memories and beyond. This would be a great indoor option and full service catering offerings are available for guests as they roam throughout the museum.


Indian Echo Caverns

Adventure Sports

 Go Kart Racing

Civil War Museum

Outlet Shopping

Something to Eat:
All Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Dining options

Click here for Dining at The Hotel Hershey

Dining options outside of Hershey Entertainment - There are many restaurants in the immediate Hershey area including Iron Hill Brewery, Houlihan's, Primanti Bros, Fenicci's, Devon Seafood & Steak, The Mill, and many more! 

You'll never run out of things to do in Hershey!
Area Attractions in Hershey PA