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CANA's 96th Annual Convention Comes to Minneapolis

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  
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“REFLECTING YOUR SUCCESS” in the city of lakes

CANA’s 96th Annual Convention comes to Minneapolis  

WHEELING, IL—Professionals will enjoy a wide range of valuable networking and educational opportunities as they attend the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) 96th Annual Convention.  Themed as “Reflecting Your Success,” this event is designed to provide useful tools to help participants build upon the growing momentum of cremation in the U.S. and Canada. The CANA Convention will be held August 6-9, 2014 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Education That Matters

With topics ranging from branding, business-building, and marketing to scientific analysis of the environmental impact of cremation, CANA is dedicated to seeing that attendees gain practical and valuable insights that can inform their business decisions. The line up of impressive presentations includes:

  • Inside Out… What it Takes to Grow, Thom Winninger
  • Successful Models of Environmentally Friendly High Temperature Alkaline Hydrolysis in Both Funeral Home and University Settings, Jason Bradshaw and Dean Fisher
  • Third-Party Cremations and Liability: How to Protect Yourself Through Preparation and Due Diligence, Chris Farmer
  • Research to Quantify Mercury Emissions from Dental Amalgam in Crematoria, Michael LuBrant and Sandra Myers
  • Cremation Fundamentals, David Navarrete, Nick Savage, Larry Stuart, Jr.
  • The Answer is in the Numbers, Robert Boetticher, Jr.
  • Overcoming Barriers to Succession Planning, Alan Creedy, Bill McQueen
  • Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum History and Architecture Tour, Ron Gjerde

A Lively Exchange of Commerce and Ideas
The bustling show floor is a crucial part of any event experience.
CANA’s convention includes a diverse range of suppliers—from vault, casket, cremator, urn and keepsake manufacturers to vendors who provide banking, architectural, technology, and office services—making this a unique opportunity for all involved. The exhibits are in the same room as the general sessions, ensuring that displays and demonstrations of products and services are seen by all event participants.

A Perfect Venue for Learning and Fun

Known variously as “The City of Lakes” or the “Mini Apple,” family-friendly Minneapolis provides an excellent and affordable backdrop for indoor and outdoor adventuring. Dining, entertainment, shopping, and sports are in abundant supply in this delightful corner of the Midwest.

Registration is Easy

Online, phone, fax, or mail—attendees can choose the method that’s most convenient. Registration instructions and other detailed information on CANA’s 96th Annual Convention are available by visiting or calling 312.245.1077.



About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an International organization of over 1,500 members, composed of cremationists, funeral directors, funeral home operators and owners, cemeterians, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.