Civil Ceremonies Ltd

Second National Convention for Celebrants

27th SEPTEMBER 2018

01480 276080

civil ceremonies limited

NEW LOCATION

The 2018 Convention will be full of seminars, workshops and demonstrations which will run throughout the day – you choose which to attend

Anne Barber

Anne Barber, Managing Director of Civil Ceremonies Ltd talks about the Second National Convention for Celebrants

About the Event

We have a totally different event for you this year.

Choose the sessions you attend:

  • Seminars, workshops and demonstrations will run all day
  • Sessions will relate to funeral celebrancy, family and couple celebrancy - or both
  • Meet and chat with other delegates in the networking lunch areas or in one of the comfortable refreshment areas at the Conference Centre
  • Take time to visit the exhibition stands in the large exhibition area

The choice is yours!

We promise the day will be full, fascinating and enjoyable

We are still adding sessions, so keep checking this site for updates

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Keynote Speaker

Dealing With Digital Assets

James Norris

James Norris - Founder of the Digital Legacy Association and DeadSocial.org.

Our digital life is increasing and we now spend more time on our online devices than we do asleep. Most of us don’t know enough about what happens to our digital presence after death.

Getting married, having a baby are also key points where people should consider access to our internet assets and safeguard them for the future.

James founded the Digital Legacy Association and, as the expert in this area, he will leave you inspired to not only sort out your own digital legacy but be able to give great advice to clients.

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James Norris is the founder of the Digital Legacy Association and DeadSocial.org.

The Digital Legacy Association was setup to support end of life, funeral and palliative care professionals in areas relating to digital legacy and digital assets. They do so through training, campaigning, events and providing best practice frameworks.

DeadSocial.org provides tools, tutorials and resources for the general public. They empower people to make better end of life decisions and to utilise technology in this process when it is relevant for the individual to do so. DeadSocial has been featured in a variety of mainstream publications ranging from BBC Click, The Guardian and the Daily Mail to Vice Magazine and the Queen Latifah show.

Over the last five years it has been James’ mission to help people prepare for death in both the digital and real world. James is also a lecturer in digital media and social media at University College London (UCL).

Workshop Sessions

From Death Café to Digital Marketing

Come to a Death Café

Come along and experience a Death Café run by expert Death Café host Emma. See what happens and how the café works - and of course - there will be cake!

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Emma Curtis

Emma Curtis

Handfasting demonstration

Increasingly popular at ceremonies, handfasting can be a standalone ceremony or included within any couple ceremony. Dawn will be demonstrating a handfasting appropriate for any professional celebrant to offer. A fascinating insight into how you can add a spiritual element to the ceremonies that you offer.

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Dawn Kinsella

Dawn Kinsella

More choice than coffee

 Finding the right place for a funeral. Wendy has always had the goal of finding more non-religious funeral venues than there are choices of coffee. She had her lightbulb moment on this when she realised there were 16 choices of coffee and only three non-religious venues in a city serving 260,000 people. It is different now!

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Wendy Coulton

Wendy Coulton

Registrars and Celebrants working Together

Update on the Staffordshire Pilot Scheme.

Staffordshire County Council is working with local celebrants to offer seamless ceremonies for marrying couples - come and hear from Adam about how the scheme is working. Could it work in your area?

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Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper

The three most important things to know about social media

If you were asked to name the three most important things you need to know about using social media for business, what would you say? The answer will be revealed in the workshop session and Steve will breakdown the three keys to social media success for celebrants.

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Steve Castledine

Steve Castledine

How to put on a Death Café

Have you ever thought about putting on a Death Café? Expert Emma will explain how to go about it.

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Emma Curtis

Emma Curtis

Upskill your poetry delivery technique

Well delivered poetry and readings really matter to all ceremonies whether a funeral, a wedding, renewal of vows, naming or any other ceremony. Improve your delivery with help and techniques from an expert.

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Melanie McHugh

Melanie McHugh

Working and networking with wedding professionals

Working well with wedding planners, and all wedding professionals is crucial to a celebrant’s wedding business. Siobhan has a wealth of knowledge, experience and ideas to help celebrants make the very best of their key relationships. Find out about the role of the NAWP, which celebrants can also join!

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Siobhan Craven-Robins

Siobhan Craven-Robins

Financial efficiency for your business

What can you claim against tax? Is it worth using an accountant? What about National Insurance? Working for someone else and for yourself?  Are you keeping records properly? These are just some of the questions that Duncan Childs will answer in this important session.

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Duncan Childs

Duncan Childs

Are you a Dementia Friendly Celebrant? Become a Dementia Friend today!

In this interactive awareness session presented by celebrant and Dementia Friends Champion Rosalie Kuyvenhoven you will learn 5 key messages about dementia, increasing your understanding of the disease.

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Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

The Future Of Funeral Celebrancy – an exploration of the role and standards of practice.

Funeral celebrancy has been around for a long time, but recently has been referred to as 'the new profession'.  

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the way forward

Anne Barber

Exhibitors

celebrant-supplies-logo

Celebrant Supplies

Leading supplier of products for Celebrants

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Secure Haven Urns & Keepsakes Ltd

Secure Haven Urns & Keepsakes Ltd

Secure Haven Urns & Keepsakes have produced a beautiful range of memorial products for ashes.

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AOIC

AOIC

Trade Association providing support, resources and personal development training.

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civil ceremonies limited

Civil Ceremonies Ltd

Civil Ceremonies Ltd - Celebrant Training since 2002.

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celebrant directory

Celebrant Directory

Jennifer Claire Media

The Celebrant Directory is the ultimate search and review site dedicated to marketing Celebrants.

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wesley media

Wesley Media

Wesley Media are the UK's leading supplier of Audio ad Visual services to Crematoria

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OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation

OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation

The OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation is a UK educational charity offering training to open-hearted adults.

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Childrens Funeral Charity CFC

Child Funeral Charity

The Child Funeral Charity assists families financially who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under.

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Grief Recovery Method

Grief Recovery (UK) Ltd

The Grief Recovery Method is the action programme for moving beyond death, divorce and other losses.

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institute of civil funerals

Institute of Civil Funerals

A celebrant association providing ongoing support and resources for our members.

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Schedule

What's happening throughout the day

09:30

Convention registration

10:00

Convention opens

10:15

Dealing with digital assets

11:00

Handfasting demonstration

More choice than coffee - venues for funerals

Working and networking with wedding professionals

The Future of Funeral Celebrancy

12:00

Handfasting demonstration

Update on Staffordshire pilot scheme

Upskill your poetry delivery technique

Networking lunch

13:00

Come to a Death Café

Social media

Networking lunch

14:00

More choice than coffee - venues for funerals

Upskill your poetry delivery technique

Financial Efficiency for Your Business

Are you a Dementia Friendly Celebrant?

15:00

How to put on a Death Café

Social media

16:00

Closing session

16:30

Convention close

Feedback from 2017 Convention

Christine O'Malley

'Just a short personal note to say a big thank you to you and your team for setting up the conference.  It was well organised, relevant and interesting.  I look forward to the next one.' 

Sharon Weaver

'I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say what a lovely day I have had today at The Celebrant Conference. It was a joy to meet up with fellow Celebrants and have an opportunity to share stories and experiences. Everything was truly fabulous!' 

Christine Jolly

‘…huge congratulations on the convention. I've heard so many people being really positive about it on the forums. I enjoyed it enormously - so pleasing to hear so many people talking about collaboration.‘ 

Catherine Hutt 

‘I would like to say that as a newly qualified Celebrant I thoroughly enjoyed this event and look forward to next years.  It was well organised, great speakers and you even got the weather onside.' 

‘May I warmly congratulate you on today's event. You had so many attendees, it was a remarkable turnout for your first convention.’

‘Congratulations on a very successful first National Conference for Celebrants. It was heartening to see so many people attend and to hear the incredible buzz and excitement that surrounded the day. The talks most definitely had everyone talking and sharing and thinking. I think there are both exciting and challenging times ahead for celebrants, I can see we will get to where we want and need to be in the near future.’

'Thank you for a brilliant day. It was such a well organised and eventful day.  I think you have woken everyone up to the Celebrant way of life and helped prove that we are the future. I certainly look forward to the next one, it was great networking with everyone, well done!'

'It was an excellent, thought-provoking and nourishing day.'