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2023 Mid-Winter Management Conference
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033
(844) 330-1711
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:00 AM to Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT
Category: PFDA Events

2023 Mid-Winter
Management Conference

February 14-16, 2023
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033



To make Reservations, please call the Hotel directly at (844) 330-1711.

The discounted rate is no longer be available.

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 31, 2023.




Speakers will include Bill Ford with SESCO Management Consultants, as well as representatives from the SkarlatosZonarich Law Firm and more!

This conference is crucial to funeral service management professionals and will cover topics ranging from recruiting and retaining great staff, reviewing how funeral homes adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, FTC updates, discussing the value the public places on funeral directors and funeral service, and the value funeral professionals place on themselves and discussing the issue of properly classifying an individual as an Independent Contractor vs a Part-time Employee.


Tentative Schedule: 

11:30AM - Registration Opens - Garden Terrace West
12:00PM - 1:00PM - Welcome Lunch Buffet - Fountain Lobby
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Recruiting and Retaining Great Staff - Bill Ford (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
2:30PM - 3:30PM - To Be or Not to Be: An Independent Contractor or Employee - Robert Freedenberg, Esquire (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
3:30PM - 5:00PM - Free Time
5:00PM - 6:00PM - Valentine’s Day Hors d’ Oeuvres Reception - Fountain Lobby
(Dinner on your own)

8:30AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast Buffet - Fountain Lobby
9:30AM - 10:30AM - COVID-19: Lessons Learned - Angela Ulen (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
10:45AM - 11:45AM - The Value of Funeral Service - Jeffrey Baronick (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
12:00PM - 1:30PM - Lunch Buffet - Fountain Lobby
1:30PM - 5:00PM - Free Time
(Dinner on your own)

8:30AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast Buffet - Fountain Lobby
9:30AM - 10:30AM - Idea Exchange Power Program - Kathleen Ryan, Esquire (1 Credit) - Garden Terrace West
10:30AM - 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.

Directly beside the venue is Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works which also is available for group's to secure space in for after escape room beverages, etc. 

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