Annual Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 
2:00 p.m. Registration Opens
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The Solution Room: Finding Solutions to Your Professional Challenges [learn more]
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. departure on ferry Dine Arounds [learn more]
Thursday, April 5, 2018 
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote: Relationship Marketing - Cutting through the Clutter to Connect with Families [learn more]
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Milestone Celebration -  Firms celebrating a milestone year with OGR will get recognized in this short yet meaningful ceremony. [learn more]
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
From Tragedy to Triumph: How to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Your Community [learn more]
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Milestone Celebration Continued -  Firms celebrating a milestone year with OGR will get recognized in this short yet meaningful ceremony. [learn more]
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Celebratory Luncheon & Service of Remembrance [learn more]

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout #1: Web SOS: Changes to Make Your Website More Attractive to Families [learn more]
  Breakout #2: How Narcan Can Equip Your Funeral Home Staff to Fight the Opioid Epidemic: A Training  [learn more]
2:45- 3:00 p.m.  Break
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Great Ideas Exchange [learn more]
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Free time
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner on the Green [learn more]

Friday, April 6, 2018

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Plated breakfast and Do Funerals Matter? Sharing the Value of Funerals with Families  [learn more]
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Solution CenterSolution Talks -- four 15-minute talks in the Solution Center [learn more]
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Installation Luncheon [learn more]
2:15 - 3:15  
How I'm Saving My Funeral Business from the Direct Cremation Industry [learn more]
3:15 - 6:00 p.m. Free Time
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A Taste of Savannah Dinner Party - hosted by OGR's President [learn more]
Saturday, April 7, 2018 
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Private House Walk Tour [learn more]
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Historic Trolley Tour [learn more]

 

All New for 2018

  • Solution Center (replaces Supplier Showcase) – experience one-on-one consultations and solution-focused 15-minute talks.
  • Solution-oriented education sessions (replace lectures and panel presentations) – participate in interactive sessions with peers and learning facilitators to find help for your most pressing challenges.
  • Shorter, more meaningful celebrations (replace long Awards Luncheon and Installation Banquet) – get recognized throughout the conference instead of in one long session.
  • Dinner on the Green (replaces Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall) – participate in a putting competition, mingle with friends, and enjoy dinner at the Savannah Golf Resort.
  • A Taste of Savannah Dinner Party, hosted by OGR President (replaces Annual Banquet) – enjoy a taste of Savannah on the river’s edge.