Preliminary Program

The 2018 ADEC 40th Annual Conference Preliminary Program is accessible via the link below. Please download to your computer or hand-held device for best viewing and printing options. Please note, this is a preliminary document. Final content is subject to change. A final Conference Program will be available leading up to the event. 

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Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is preliminary in nature and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Tuesday, April 24
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Courses 

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Specialty Workshops 
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Courses
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. New Member/First-time attendee gathering
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception 

Thursday, April 26
 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  Yoga for Grief Relief
8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. President's Welcome/Awards Presentation 
8:40 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Keynote Session
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ritual Archives Project Room Open

Contemplation/Reflection Room Open 
  Artful Grief Studio Open
  Exhibits Open
9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break/Poster Presentation 1/Book Fair
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session I 
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own - Self-publishers sell books - Book fair
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Session II
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session III 
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Refreshment Break/Poster Presentation 1/Book Fair
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Concurrent Session IV 
6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. ADEC - In Conversation
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pet Remembrance Service 

Friday, April 27
 6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Living Legacy Circle Breakfast (invitation only)
 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  Yoga for Grief Relief

Student and New Professionals Meeting 

Certification Informational Meeting 
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Awards Presentation / Keynote Session
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contemplation/Reflection Room 

Ritual Archives Project Room
   Artful Grief Studio Open
   Exhibits Open
9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break/Poster Presentation II/Networking Groups
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session V 
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Session VI 
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Session VII 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Refreshment Break/Poster Presentation Session II/Networking Groups
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent Session VIII
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Service of Remembrance 

Saturday, April 28
 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.  Yoga for Grief Relief
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Business Meeting 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Session IX
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Contemplation/Reflection Room

Ritual Archives Project Room
   Exhibits Open
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session X
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session XI
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on own
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Session XII
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Session XIII 
4:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Closing Keynote Session 
5:25 p.m. Conference Adjourns