NATIONAL
CELEBRANTS
CONVENTION
2019

national celebrants convention 2019

15 August 2019, Highgate House, Creaton, Northamptonshire

From Anne Barber - Organiser

A change of venue this year to the fabulous Highgate House, a venue that we know and love! The service and comfort at this great hotel are second to none, we know you will enjoy being there.

We wanted to give you longer to network and talk to each other and the new National Celebrant Awards Gala Dinner does just that and provides the opportunity to stay overnight.

We promise you another packed day that will be of real interest whether you conduct funerals, couple and family ceremonies or all.

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About the day

The 2019 Convention will be a day packed with seminars, workshops, talks, demonstrations, and exhibitors to visit. You pick the sessions that you want to attend.

It will also host the first National Celebrant Awards Gala Dinner! There were hundreds of entries last year for the awards so this year there is a special dinner and evening event where the awards will be presented.

We are still adding sessions so keep checking back for updates.

Event Schedule

9:00

national celebrants convention 2019

Registration

The registration desk will be open at 9:00 am, when refreshments will also be available.

10:00

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Convention Opens

Anne Barber, Host

Anne will open the Convention and explain the schedule for the day.

10:05

Ashley Riley Communications

Keynote Speaker

Ashley Riley, Ashley Riley Communications

What do people say about YOU when you are out of the room? What are the great communication strengths you bring to the game and more importantly what are the things you need to work on? What is your personal brand? Ashley Riley will inspire you like never before to take a truly objective look at how you communicate in your business.

Find out more

11:00

Coffin Club Workshop

Presenter: Kate and Kate

How to increase your business without 'selling'

Presenter: Stuart Morris 

Who cares for those who care for the bereaved?

Presenter: Wendy Coulton

Weddings - Working at the high end

Presenter: Vanessa Harness

Marriage Law

Presenter: Professor Rachel Probert

- 12:00 Lunch starts -

12:00

Humanists UK

UK Society of Celebrants

Institute of Civil Funerals

13:00

Fellowship of professional Celebrants

Association of Independent
Celebrants

Fellowship of Independent of Celebrants

Institute of Professional Celebrants

- 14:00 Lunch finishes -

14:00

Coffin Club

Presenter: Kate and Kate

The funeral industry and funeral celebrants – Visions for the future

Presenter: David Barrington

Weddings - Working at the high end

Presenter: Vanessa Harness

More than lighting a candle

Presenter: Anne Barber

Marriage Law

Presenter: Professor Rachel Probert

15:00

How to increase your business without 'selling'

Presenter: Stuart Morris

The funeral industry and funeral celebrants – Visions for the future

Presenter: David Barrington

Who cares for those who care with the bereaved?

Presenter: Wendy Coulton

More than lighting a candle

Presenter: Anne Barber

Marriage Law

Presenter: Professor Rachel Probert

16:00

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Question time

Over to you! The panel will consist of representatives from the main celebrant organisations and other experts. Ask them the key questions on any topic and end the day with lively ‘Question Time' debate.

- 16:30 Questions and Close -

18:30

Pre - Dinner drinks, (weather permitting) on the lawn

19:30

Gala Dinner and National Celebrant Awards

Exhibitors

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Celebrant Supplies

Leading supplier of products for Celebrants

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AOIC

Association of Independent Celebrants

A not for profit organisation run for celebrants by celebrants offering membership to some of the best, highly skilled celebrants.

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Institute of Civil Funerals

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

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Civil Ceremonies Ltd

Civil Ceremonies Ltd - Celebrant Training since 2002.

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SEIB Insurance Brokers

SEIB Insurance Brokers have been providing insurance for the funeral and wedding hire industries for decades.

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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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Funeral Service Journal (FSJ)

FSJ is the UK funeral industry’s only independent paid-for monthly magazine, and has been the profession’s go-to source for news, views and information since 1886.

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