2011 Wide World of Sales Conference


January 18-20, 2012
Bally's/Paris Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV


2012 Wide World of Sales: Call For Presentations

The ICCFA Sales & Marketing Committee is preparing for the 2012 Wide World of Sales Conference, January 18-20, at Bally's/Paris Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we invite you to share your expertise with your colleagues.

The Wide World of Sales is the largest sales and marketing conference in the cemetery, cremation and funeral service profession.

We are seeking the very best, most relevant and most thought-provoking sales and marketing programs, tools and techniques being used today. We want presentations with concrete, how-to information, with an emphasis on the "how" rather than the "why." If you have expertise to share, this is your opportunity to give back to the profession. The committee invites you to submit a session proposal, to include:

  • your contact information
  • a detailed description of your "how to" topic, including the specific tools, techniques and/or initiatives the attendee will be able to put to use immediately
  • the primary target for your presentation (managers, counselors or both; cemeteries, funeral homes or both)
  • a list of handouts you will provide for our attendee on-site binder supplementing your presentation (at least two handouts are required)
  • a brief bio regarding your background and qualifications, including any previous speaking experience

The format for this conference calls for numerous brief (20- or 30-minute) sessions, so please narrow your topic to one or two key points that you can fully develop and communicate within that time period. Please submit your proposal by May 31, 2011, to Linda Budzinski at lindab@iccfa.com (preferred) or via fax at 703.391.8416.

Thank you for your willingness to share your time and talents!

Here's what past attendees have to say about the Wide World of Sales Conference:

I loved the conference. The interaction is the best aspect of participating in any ICCFA program.
—April DeYoung, Forest Park Cemetery-East, Shreveport, Louisiana

The content, speakers and networking opportunities are all superb. I will definitely be attending future conferences.
—Andres Aguilar, Los Parques, Miami, Florida

Great networking and sharing of ideas. Every topic well done. This is my 11th year coming to this and I take great new ideas home to try and am reminded of old ideas that I need to do. Good conference for seasoned industry people and newcomers as well.
—Barbara Stewart, French Mortuary, Albuquerque, New Mexico

I found the conference very informative and feel confident knowing I can take a lot of helpful information back to my location and make great changes.
—Loida Caba, Letum Care, Steelton, Pennsylvania

I thoroughly enjoyed both keynote speakers tremendously. New ideas are important and they both delivered.
—West D. Foulger, Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Utah


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