Apr 02, 2019
ASD is looking forward to seeing our clients and friends in
Charlotte at the 2019
Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Annual Convention.
you’re attending, we hope you plan to 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. You can also stop to visit with the ASD team at
You can visit the Expo Hall on Wednesday, April 3 from
4p-7p, Thursday, April 4 from 12p-5p and Friday, April 5 from 10a-1p.
At ASD’s booth, you can relax in our app demo area and see a
live, interactive demonstration of the ASD Mobile app as well as 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.
This year, we will
be demoing our new, game-changing
MobileFH™ Texting feature and we can’t
wait to show you how much freedom and convenience this feature will deliver to
on-call funeral directors. We’re so excited to give you a sneak-peak of
everything this game-changing feature can do.
While you’re at our booth, be sure to pick up
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. For those who are unable to attend ICCFA this year but are hoping to get their hands on one of our exclusive Lego sets, you’re in luck! ASD will be doing a special raffle giveaway through our Facebook page during the convention for those unable to attend. Simply visit our Facebook page 4/2-4/5 to enter the raffle.
We can’t wait to
catch up with all of our friends and clients in such a beautiful and vibrant
city! Safe travels to everyone attending and we look forward to seeing you
7 Cool Places to
Explore in the Queen City
Whether it’s your first or 100th time visiting,
Charlotte’s got A LOT. This southern jewel is beloved by residents and tourists
alike for it’s diverse mixture of culture, history, art and outdoor adventure.
We hope your trip to the ICCFA includes some extra time to explore everything
this modern and vibrant city has to offer. Below are a few destinations we
think you’ll enjoy in the Queen city.
1. US National
For outdoor adventurers, you won’t want to miss an
opportunity to take on the world’s largest man-made whitewater river at the
US National Whitewater Center. In
addition to the unrivaled rapids, you can also enjoy rock climbing, mountain
biking, rope climbing, paddle boarding, zip lines and more at this incredible outdoor recreational park
that is like nowhere else in the world.
(Located at 5000 Whitewater Center
Parkway – about 25 minutes from the Charlotte Convention Center).
2. The Nascar Hall of
This year’s ICCFA Welcome Reception will take place within
Nascar Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 2 from
6:30-9:30p. The museum pays tribute to the history and heritage of NASCAR
through interactive entertainment exhibits and displays. Tickets to the
reception can be purchased through the ICCFA. Attendees will have an
opportunity to explore racetrack simulations, authentic artifacts, educational
films, and the Hall of Honor, which celebrates Hall of Fame inductees.
at 400 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, just around the corner from the
Charlotte Convention Center).
If you can’t decide what fare to enjoy during your time in
Charlotte, head to the
7th Street Market where so many delicious
options abound. A variety of local shops, bars, bakeries and over-the-counter
eateries make up this eclectic food market which houses more than a dozen
independent vendors under one roof. From scrumptious crepes, to mouthwatering
sushi to tropical acai bowls, you’ll find something for every taste bud at the
th Street Market. (Located at 224 2 7th Street, a 15
minute walk or 4 minute drive from the Charlotte Convention Center).
4. The Epicenter: The
Ultimate Entertainment and Nightlife Destination
This multi-level Epicenter is home to a
vibrant mix of uniquely themed bars . The open-air design allows you to hop from
one location to the next. Whether you want to get in touch with your inner
cowboy and ride the mechanical bull at
Whiskey River or enjoy skyline views
while sipping cocktails at
Rooftop 210, the Epicenter has something for
everyone. Live music, bowling alleys, and alcohol-infused cupcakes (yum!) can
all be found in this incredible nightlife complex.
(Located at 210 E Trade
Street, an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the Charlotte Convention
Surrounding the Charlotte city center are four beautiful and
tranquil botanical gardens, all located 30 minutes or less from the Charlotte
Convention Center. Stroll through a stunning array of flowers and plants on
display at the
McGill Rose Garden (940 N Davidson St), Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary (248 Ridgewood Ave), UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens (9090 Craver Rd) or Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
(6500 S New Hope Rd).
6. The Billy Graham
This public museum and extensive library documents the life
and ministry of religious leader,
Billy Graham, one of the most influential
voices of the 20
th century. The barn-shaped building is located on
20 landscaped acres that are only a few miles from where America’s pastor grew
up. With interactive kiosks, multimedia presentations, photos and memorabilia,
Billy Graham Library is truly a special place for the whole family to
visit. Admission is completely free so you can tour the library or the old
house where Billy Graham grew up for the cost of a cab ride.
(Located at 4330 Westmont Dr, a 15 minute
drive from the Charlotte Convention Center).
Attention thrill seekers: how does it feel to ride on the
world’s tallest and fastest Giga roller coaster? Discover for yourself at
Carowinds Amusement Park! This 400-acre park is located on the state line of
the Carolinas and holds more than 60 rides, including 14 world-class roller
coasters, and a 27-acre waterpark.
(Located at 300 Carowinds Blvd, a 25-minute
drive from the Charlotte Convention Center).
What are you most looking forward to about the ICCFA
Convention? What sights and attractions in Charlotte would you recommend? We’d
love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments below.
About The Author
Jess Farren (Fowler)
Jess Farren (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@myASD.com