First-Ever Green Funeral Conference

October 2-4, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Passages International is proud to be partnering with the Cremation Association of North America in hosting the first-ever Green Funeral Conference! This will be an opportunity for all funeral professionals, those who are already taking on green and natural funeral practices and those who have not yet started, to learn more about non-traditional options.

As a death care professional, you know it is essential to be prepared to meet family needs and provide expert guidance. Consumers want their funerals to reflect their lives, and that often means incorporating green values. Though there are widely varying definitions of “green,” the requests for green funerals, or even just greener options, will continue to increase.

Over 200 U.S. cemeteries—nearly every state has at least one—offer some type of green burial option. Whether in natural burial grounds, conservation preserves, or hybrid cemeteries, it is becoming easier for those who want a green burial to have one.

Not sure how to serve families who want a greener option? Or do you already offer these options but want to network and gain ideas for promoting them within your community? Join Passages International and the Cremation Association of North America October 2-4, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM as we come together to explore the shades of green when it comes to funeral practices. Then plan to stay through the weekend for the International Balloon Fiesta!

Click Here to Register!
Where: Santa Ana Star Casino
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico  87004
Contact: CANA Staff

Download the Advance Program to see everything we have planned for the first-ever Green Funeral Conference.


Registration is $495 and includes two continental breakfasts, lunch and the reception at Passages International. Register through CANA online with the button above, or by calling the CANA offices.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel for $155/night plus taxes. To reserve, call 844-466-2378, and provide code 906 (or mention the Cremation Association of North American block) to receive the discounted rate. This rate is good the evenings of October 2 and 3, as well as two days prior based on availability. For those wishing to stay longer for the International Balloon Fiesta, we have a rate of $209/night for the nights of October 4 and 5.


We will be hosting all attendees at a reception at our offices in Albuquerque, featuring hors d’oeuvres and drinks and a tour of our new facility. Bus transportation to and from the Passages International building and the hotel will be provided.

International Balloon Fiesta

The International Balloon Fiesta kicks off on October 5. If you plan to stay over for the weekend, we have a rate of $209 at the Santa Ana for the nights of October 4th and 5th. Space is limited.

Looking for a place to watch the launch Saturday morning? Head over to the parking lot of our offices and have a mimosa while you enjoy the view from this prime location! We’re lucky to be located very close to the event, with an excellent view of the balloons each morning.