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The OGR Annual Conference offers funeral professionals the opportunity to connect, learn and grow. 
Attendees may receive CE credits for attending conference sessions. Please check the CE tracker (https://iogr.memberclicks.net/ces) to stay updated if your state has been approved. OGR cannot guarantee approval of a course before a formal approval from the state board or entity has been received. If you don't see approval listed for your state, contact OGR's Education Department at [email protected] to confirm your state's approval status. This schedule is subject to change.

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Discover additional opportunities to enhance your conference experience, forge new connections, reconnect with old colleagues and savor more of Savannah. Don't forget to secure your spot by registering for these additional activities!

LOCAL FUNERAL HOME TOUR
Gamble Funeral Services
Tuesday, May 7 | 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Embark on a journey of inspiration and insights with a group tour of a nearby funeral home. Conference participants will coordinate carpooling to the venue. Join fellow attendees at the hotel's front entrance at 10:00 a.m. to commence the tour. 
Registration required. Free to attend. 

NETWORKING TOUR
Old Savannah Tours Private Trolley Tour
Tuesday, May 7 | 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Experience a sampling of Savannah in just about 90 minutes! On this private trolley tour, you will enjoy the southern charm of several historic spots of Savannah, such as moss-draped oaks, stately mansions, beautiful squares, expansive riverfront and over 270 years of history from the comfort of your nostalgic trolley seat. 
Registration required. Additional fee to attend. 

DINE AROUNDS
Local Savannah Restaurants
Tuesday, May 7 | 7 p.m.
Come together with your colleagues for engaging discussions and a delightful dining experience at one of Savannah's highly acclaimed restaurants. Stay tuned for the upcoming restaurant choices. All restaurants are within walking distance.
Registration required. Dinner is at your own expense. 

SPOUSES AND PARTNERS LUNCH
The Olde Pink House Restaurant
Wednesday, May 8 | 12 p.m.
While you participate in conference sessions, we have a special offering for your spouse, partner, or guest! Extend an invitation for them to enjoy an intimate lunch at The Olde Pink House Restaurant, situated in the heart of historic Savannah, just a brief five-minute stroll from The DeSoto Hotel. The Olde Pink House, Savannah's only 18th century mansion, is famous for memorable dining experiences featuring seafood caught daily in local waters, prime aged beef and traditional southern fare. 
Registration required. Lunch is at your own expense. 

OGR STUDY GROUP (for funeral home members only)
The DeSoto Hotel
Thursday, May 9 | 2:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
All members, whether you're intrigued by OGR Study Groups or actively involved, are welcome to join this optional interactive session. During this condensed version of a Study Group session, participants will share strategies, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices for managing independently owned funeral homes. 
Registration required. Free to attend.

Veterans Funeral Care Workshop
The DeSoto Hotel

Thursday, May 9 | 2:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Learn how to dramatically increase your call volume with both pre-need and at-need veteran funerals. Return home with knowledge to help your entire staff take care of veterans using an elevated approach. Discover new marketing events that will draw veterans to your door. This workshop is led by fellow OGR member, Jim Rudolph, of Veterans Funeral Care. 
Registration required. Free to attend. 

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