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2024 ICCFA Convention Countdown Plus 7 Fun Things To Do in Tampa

The ASD Team is eagerly anticipating reconnecting with our valued clients and friends in Tampa at the 2024 ICCFA Convention. If you’re attending, we encourage you to explore the Expo Hall, where you can discover the latest industry trends and innovations. It’s an excellent opportunity to browse cutting-edge funeral home merchandise and technology while catching up with your current vendors to learn about their latest offerings. Each year, the Expo showcases exciting new products, innovative booth designs, and special prizes.

You can visit us during the 2024 ICCFA Convention at Booth #1519 on

  • Wed, April 10 4:15-7:15p
  • Thurs, April 11 10:30a-2:30p & 3:30p-5p
  • Fri, April 12 10a-1p.


The ASD Team at last year’s ICCFA Convention in Kansas City

This year’s convention lineup features world-class keynote speakers and in-depth educational sessions. With significant changes underway in the funeral profession, there’s an unmistakable buzz in the air that has everyone eager to engage in meaningful discussions about the future of deathcare. We’re excited to participate in these important conversations and spend quality, in-person time with everyone.

At this year’s convention, ASD plans to host several exciting and interactive events. We hope you will be able to join Team ASD for a Fun Run along the Tampa River Walk on Wednesday morning. We also plan to host several fun dinner activities on Wednesday and Thursday evening during the convention. If you are preregistered to attend the convention, keep an eye out for an email with more information and an official invitation to arrive in your inbox in the coming weeks. If you are unable to attend one of our fun events, we hope you will visit us in the expo to play a round of cornhole or ring toss with us at our booth.

You can also visit ASD’s booth to unwind in our app demo area and experience a live, interactive demonstration of the ASD Mobile app, along with other technologies we have created to make life more convenient for funeral professionals. Our Technical Analysts will be on hand throughout the convention to address any questions you may have about our award-winning technology. We look forward to connecting with you at the 2024 ICCFA Convention!

This year, we’re excited to showcase our latest innovations, such as Automatic Message Transcriptions, Call Forwarding Check, and new Solicitor Shield® options. Additionally, we’ll provide a refresher on our other more recent technologies, like our text messaging solutions and enhanced account customization features.

While you’re at our booth, be sure to pick up your FREE gift from ASD. 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 a vibrant and beautiful city! Safe travels to everyone attending and we look forward to seeing you soon!

7 Gems to Discover in Tampa


The 2024 ICCFA Convention will take place at the stunning Tampa Convention Center which is located at the mouth of the Hillborough River, boasting impressive views of both the waterfront and the city skyline. The convention center is located in the heart of the vibrant Water street area of the city which offers a diverse mix of entertainment, dining and cultural experiences. We hope your trip to the ICCFA includes some extra time to explore everything this beautiful waterfront city has to offer. Below are a few destinations we think you’ll enjoy.


1. Take a stroll along the famed Tampa Riverwalk

Just a few steps outside of the Tampa Convention Center, you’ll have access to the scenic pedestrian pathway that runs along the Hillsborough River for approximately 2.5 miles. Here you can enjoy picturesque views of the city skyline, parks, and public art while having easy access to restaurants and top attractions like the Tampa Theatre and Glazer Children’s Museum. Enjoy a stroll or run, rent a bike or visit one of the many boat rental stops along the Tampa Riverwalk.


 2. Visit the animals at Florida Aquarium and ZooTampa

No trip to Tampa is complete without visiting the captivating creatures at the Florida Aquarium and ZooTampa. At the Florida Aquarium, immerse yourself in an aquatic wonderland, where vibrant coral reefs, playful otters, and majestic sharks await your exploration. Delve into the depths of the ocean without getting wet as you marvel at the diverse marine life and learn about conservation efforts to protect these precious habitats. Then, venture to ZooTampa, where you can encounter a kaleidoscope of wildlife from around the globe, from towering giraffes to slithering snakes. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a family seeking adventure, or simply looking for a day filled with wonder, these two attractions promise an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.


3. Indulge in history and mouthwatering fare at Armature Works

A must-see stop for foodies and architecture fans, Armature Works offers an array of delectable options within a warehouse built in 1910 that once was the storage and maintenance facility for Tampa’s streetcar system.  Here, you can sample fare from more than 15 different eateries serving up everything from authentic Cuban cuisine to sushi rolls to award-winning cookies. In addition to the many eateries, there are retail shops, daily outdoor exercise classes and a rooftop event space.


4. Embark on an adventure of thrills at Busch Gardens

If you have a little extra time during your trip, be sure to take some time to visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, located just 20 minutes from the convention center. This 335-acre animal themed park offers a thrilling array of rides, captivating shows, and up-close encounters with exotic animals from around the world. Take a safari expedition to observe African wild animals in the remarkable park exhibits. For adrenaline junkies, dive into heart-pounding roller coasters like SheiKra and Montu, or cool off at the water rides like Congo River Rapids. With its lush landscapes and immersive attractions, Busch Gardens is one of the most exciting attractions Tampa has to offer.


5. Set sail on a voyage of discovery and relaxation with a boat tour

One of the best ways to experience Tampa Bay and all of its scenic charms is to head out on the water. From sunset dinner cruises to dolphin sightseeing excursions to party tiki bar boats, there are so many different ways to experience the harbor. You can find a boating excursion for every time of day and for every crowd. You’ll have your choice between catamarans, pontoon boats, pirate water taxi, sail boats, yachts or speedboats. Those looking for a more of a workout can rent a CycleBoat or Kayak. The options are truly as plentiful as fish in the sea!


6. Explore artistic wonders and cultural treasures at the Tampa Museum of Art

Just a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk away from the convention, the impressive Tampa Museum of Art boasts an extensive collection of both modern and contemporary art, as well as rotating exhibits. The museum is known for its vast array of Greek and Roman antiquities, one of the largest in the United States. The building’s sleep and modern design, with its striking use of glass and steel, is a work of art itself. 


7. Dive into a world of flavor and local charm at Sparkman Wharf

Another favorite attraction is the city’s newest waterfront space, Sparkman Wharf. Designed as an interactive open park space, Sparkman Wharf offers an engaging experience. Here, you can indulge in multiple food options, sip refreshing drinks enjoy live entertainment, or take advantage of recreational opportunities in a picture-perfect waterfront setting.

What are you most looking forward to about the 2024 ICCFA Convention? What sights and attractions in Tampa would you recommend? We’d love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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