Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Announcing ObitCon 2019

ObitCon 2019, the sixth conference of The Society of Professional Obituary Writers, will be held Oct. 3-5, 2019 at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Our current schedule of events is as follows:

On Thursday, ObitCon attendees will enjoy a meet-and-greet event followed by dinner at an area restaurant.

On Friday, attendees will engage in discussions about obits and obituary writing. A continental breakfast and a full lunch will be served. Special guests will be announced soon.

On Saturday, Grimmys will be awarded in the following categories: best short form obit (under 800 words), best long form obit (over 800 words), best obit of an ordinary Joe/Jane, obituary writer of the year and lifetime achievement in obituary writing.

If you'd like to join your fellow writers on the death beat for a three-day conference of professional development and camaraderie, be sure to submit your vacation requests now. Tickets for the conference cost $25 per person. Click here to register.

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