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Join FSDA for its largest event of the year!

FDSA is delighted to meet again in-person for this year's trade show. All funeral home employees and licensed funeral directors are invited to attend the show and educational programming. The FDSA trade show attracts hundreds of professionals who are the decision-makers in the funeral services industry.

November 3, 2021
White Eagle Events and Convention Center
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL 60714



Attendee Registration Information

• $45 for first attendee

• $30 for additional attendees

• Box lunch available for $25 (sandwich, chips, and cookie); pre-order in your online registration form



Please note we are using a new registration system this year. After clicking the registration link above, select the Forgot Password link to set-up your account to register through the new system. If you have any log-in difficulties, please contact FDSA’s Executive Director Courtney Truelove at or 410-940-6359.


Cancellation Policy

• Cancellation with full refund: September 30, 2012

• Cancellation with 50 percent refund: October 1 through October 22, 2021

• No refunds after October 20, 2021




Wednesday, November 3


9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Exhibitor Set-Up Victoria
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibitor Lunch Victoria
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Exhibits Victoria 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Continuing Education Presentation I Allison
 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Continuing Education Presentation II Allison
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Continuing Education Presentation III Allison


Yvonne Slonaker, CCrE, CFuE | The Tribute Companies

Yvonne Slonaker has served her community with funeral and cremation services for over 24 years as a licensed funeral director and in March of 2020 has joined The Tribute Companies team as the Director of Business Development.


The Tribute Companies focuses on assisting cemeteries and funeral homes with their development needs for over 40 years and helps them develop preplanning programs for the communities they serve.  Within the cemetery division, the company owns four prominent cemeteries throughout Wisconsin:  Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee, Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau, Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay and The Gardens of StoneBank in Hartland.  Tribute's affiliate divisions include Tribute Design, a full service architectural, design, construction and planning firm and Tribute Precast, manufacturer of cemetery products including mausoleum crypts, columbarium niches, lawn crypts and burial vaults.


William Sean Sweetman, MBIE

William Sean Sweetman, better known as Sean, is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1990. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Illinois. Sean is the Chicago and Northern Illinois Dodge Company sales rep. When he is not on the road serving his clients, Sean serves as a Clinical Instructor of Anatomy Dissection and Embalming at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He also serves on the college’s Advisory Board.


Sean is a certified Crematory Operator, having achieved certification through the Cremation Association of North America. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the Funeral Directors Association of Greater Chicago where he served as secretary-treasurer for ten years. He is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers. Always willing to be of service, Sean also is a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, as well as a member of the Northeastern Funeral Directors Association. ¬


Questions?  Contact us via email at or 410-940-6359.  

180 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Suite 370
Annapolis, MD 21401
telephone:  410-940-6359
fax:  630-351-8490