ICCFA University

July 21-26, 2017
Fogelman Executive Conference Center
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

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This five-day program is designed to offer intensive instruction and
networking opportunities in a college-campus setting. You can
attend for just one or two years, or you may go on to complete
four years and become an "ICCFAU graduate."

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Seven Colleges to Choose From:

  • 21st Century Services
  • Cremation Services
  • International Studies
  • Funeral Home Management
  • Land Management & Grounds Operations
  • Leadership, Administration & Management
  • Sales & Marketing

Two Graduate Programs:


*Note: the Master's and CEO programs do NOT count towards graduation.


Fogelman Center
330 Innovation Dr.
Memphis, TN 38152
Rate: $85 per night
Reservations: Call 901-678-5410 and tell them you are with ICCFA
Holiday Inn University of Memphis
3700 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Rate: $109 per night
Reservations: Call 901-678-8200 and tell them you are with ICCFA

Overflow Hotels

DoubleTree Memphis
5069 Sanderlin Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
$109 per night
Reservations: 800.222.8733 or 901.767.6666 and reference ICCFA University 2017 Overflow Block
*offers a shuttle to and from the Fogelman Executive Center
Four Points by Sheraton Memphis East
5877 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38119
$107 per night
Reservations: 866.371.0865 or 901.767.6300 and reference ICCFA University 2017



The ICCFA Educational Foundation, along with associations around the country, offer scholarships to those wishing to attend the ICCFA University. To find out more, click here.



ICCFA University is by far the most transformational experience you can have within the death care profession. By attending, you will gain a network of friends and knowledge from the best of the best. You arrive in Memphis as an individual, but will leave it as a member of the ICCFA University family.

Chris D. Cooke, Superintendent of Cemeteries, City of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
2013 ICCFA University Valedictorian

Being a part of the ICCFA University has been inspiring to a degree that no other program for our industry comes close to. It is that inspiration that drives me to send as many people from our organization each year as possible—so they can inherit the same inspiration that I have felt from year to year—and use it to make our organization better, as well as our industry as a whole.

Lauren Blevins, Chief Operating Officer, Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory, Columbia, Tennessee
2012 ICCFA University Graduate and CEO program attendee

A top notch program. The latest stats, trends and info in our industry. Education is always the best available. The people deliver sincere caring and sharing. I hope to keep coming back for many years to come.

Caren Harville, CCE, CFuE, Chief Executive Officer, Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Sylmar, California
2013 ICCFA University Graduate

The overall experience was enlightening and very informative. The networking is great. All classes are interactive and all questions are encouraged and answered. It really is a career builder with useful information you can bring back to your workplace and implement immediately. Very highly recommended.

Kevin Ronayne, Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn/St. Charles Cemetery, Middle Village, New York


Every year that I attend I am amazed how much I learn, how much information and tools were shared openly, and how much I am inspired to reach beyond and improve my company. The networking and resources available are outstanding at ICCFA University. ICCFA University’s deans and speakers are the best. It would take me years to accumulate the collective knowledge I have gained here at the university. Thank you!

Alesia Skinner, Paxtang Cemetery Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


The connections I have made and the insight I have gained at ICCFAU are extremely valuable and eye-opening. I was very fortunate in being able to attend and I absolutely plan on coming back next year. It’s worth it! Thank you for giving us this opportunity to see what’s out there, what mind-states our industry is in and all it can be in the future. I still maintain that every funeral home in America can be a contemporary funeral home, regardless of price. I learned more about the service part of the funeral service industry in one week than I have in two years interning.

Heather T. Mitchell, Cascade Memorial, Bellevue, Washington


I truly believe this university should be a requirement by any company in this industry. I have been in this business for over a decade, and this was my first year attending. Like others, I find we can become complacent and stagnant in our thinking. Not only did we learn new and exciting things from our industry leaders, but I found myself saying, “Oh yeah, we used to do that. That does work. Why did we stop?” I strongly recommend the university to both “old dogs” as well as new people in our business.

Jeff Sultemeier
Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas


As a supplier, I can’t begin to tell you what this meant to me. I’ve been in this business 35 years, and I have never experienced anything like this before. I was convinced I knew everything there was to know about this business. Time to step back and pay just a little more attention to what my customers really need and experience on a day-to-day basis. Simply priceless!

Brett Coates
Biondan North America, Toronto, Ontario