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2018 ICCFA Convention Preview & 5 Cool Things To Check Out In Vegas

Apr 09, 2018

ASD is looking forward to seeing our clients and friends in Las Vegas at the 2018 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Annual Convention. Visit the ICCFA Convention Expo to learn about the latest trends and advancements within the profession. This is a great opportunity to see the latest funeral home merchandise and technology while reconnecting with your current vendors to learn what new offerings they may have added. There is always an exciting new product, booth design or special prize on display. We hope you’ll stop by to visit with the ASD team at Booth #717.

You can visit the Expo Hall on Wednesday, April 18 from 4p-7p, Thursday, April 19 from 12p-5p and Friday, April 20 from 10a-1p.

Head to ASD's booth to see a live, interactive demonstration of our NFDA award-winning ASD Mobile app and other technologies we have created to make life more convenient for directors. Our Technical Analysts will be available throughout the convention to answer any questions you may have about our award-winning technology. Learn about our patented MobileFH™ feature, which allows funeral directors to call any number from their cell phone and display the funeral home's office line as their outgoing Caller ID. Stop by to see a demonstration of this feature along with our new Deep Archive Search Tool. Don't forget to ask us about what's coming soon - we have a lot of exciting new features in the pipeline that we can't wait to tell you about!

While you're at our booth, be sure to pick up your FREE gift. You'll also have a chance to enter our raffle drawing to win one of our popular and exclusive Funeral Home Lego prizes.

We can't wait to catch up with all of your friends and clients in such an exciting and lively city! Safe travels to everyone attending and we look forward to seeing you soon


5 Cool Things To Check Out In Vegas

There is a reason why more than 40 million people visit Las Vegas every year. As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas beckons visitors from all corners of the world to explore it’s jaw-dropping attractions. Whether it’s your first time in Vegas or you’ve roamed the famous strip many times, take time during the ICCFA Convention to explore everything this exciting and lively city has to offer. Below are a few of our favorite things to do when we’re in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada:

1. Cirque du Soleil

If you’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas, you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show period. No other city can compete with the death-defying acrobatics you’ll find on the Vegas stages, many of which were created solely to deliver these high-flying and visually stunning presentations. The ASD team will be traveling to Vegas a day early so we can catch a showing of Kà – a performance that features acrobatics, martial arts, blazing pyrotechnics and incredible aerial adventures. Experience the magic for yourself at one of the many awe-inspiring shows that take place every night in Vegas—there’s a show for everyone! But don’t just take our word for it – here are 5 reasons why you should see a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas.


2. The Fountains of Bellagio

No tickets or reservations are required to see this spectacular display of 200-foot-tall fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel Resort set to . If you’ve never seen it before, videos and photos don’t do this amazing scene justice. Every 30 minutes, the free water and music show begins again, drawing in tourists from all over the world from the strip to experience its magic


3. The Neon Museum

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Many funeral home conventions include tours of famous cemeteries and mausoleums. Why not scratch that itch when you’re in Vegas by checking out the graveyard of the old Vegas strip. At the Neon Museum, you can stroll through the museums vast "boneyard" to see old signs and relics that have been salvaged from the Vegas of yesterday, some dating as far back as eight decades! More than six acres contain hundreds of different signs that will transport you back in time. The museum is open 7 days a week from 9:30a until 11p.


4. Enjoy Dinner and Drinks On Top of The World

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Whether you’ve never been to Vegas or have been there many times, the Stratosphere Tower is worth visiting to take in stunning 360-degree views of the always-changing Vegas skyline. While this iconic landmark is perhaps best known for it’s sky-high thrill rides and bungee jumping, those who are looking to relax will also find plenty to love about the “tower experience.” You can enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the shimmering Las Vegas Strip and Valley, all while enjoying award-winning cuisine from Top of the World restaurant. Afterwards, explore the incomparable views from every angle at 107 Skylounge or Airbar (the highest bar in Vegas) while enjoying a signature Vegas cocktail! Just don’t be concerned if you see someone flying by your window – AirBar is the prime spot to see thrill seekers experiencing the SkyJump.


5. Experience the Pinball Hall of Fame

You’re going to want to bring some quarters with you to this hidden treasure. More than 150 operational pinball machines are housed here, allowing visitors to play with or just admire the classic machines in all their vintage splendor.


What are you most looking forward to about the ICCFA Convention? What sights and attractions in Vegas would you recommend? We'd love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments below



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About The Author

Jess Fowler

Jess Fowler is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD's company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at Jess.Fowler@myASD.com


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