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Terracon 2024

Wednesday, February 21, 2024Thursday, February 22, 2024

The folks at Return Home are hosting an event like no other: the first ever TerraCon! Taking place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, this 2-day February event will allow you the chance to immerse yourself in the transformative world of terramation. (Terramation is what they call natural organic reduction over at Return Home!)

This event offers a comprehensive journey through the science, legislative triumphs, cultural contexts, industry perspectives, and personal narratives surrounding body composting. You just know PMA wouldn't miss something like this!

We can't wait to hear the keynote address from Dr BJ Miller, hospice innovator and TEDtalk visionary, as he illuminates terramation's role in holistic deathcare. Panel discussions will dive into the functional nuances of terramation facilities, the significance of rituals in eco-death care, and the fusion of cultural traditions, religious beliefs, and human composting.

TerraCon promises to be a fabulous mix of the latest science and also the real experiences of people impacted by natural organic reduction. There's both funeral directors talking shop and families talking impact. The multi-faith panel on reverence and ceremony promises to be fascinating and thought-provoking, and you may even spot some PMA and Co-op Funeral Home staff on stage or in the wings!

As if that wasn't enough to get excited about, here's the real kicker... Return Home is offering PMA members a screamin' deal to attend! The first 20 PMA members to purchase a ticket for the event get a 25% discount off their ticket: $300 for comprehensive access to all speeches, booths, and events over the 2-days, as well as coffee, tea, and snacks. Thinking you don't want to brave the drive to Tacoma? They've got a deal for you too! Virtual attendees can grab their tickets for only $200.

Are you ready to embrace the future of human composting? Get your tickets now and we'll see you on February 21st and 22nd!

In the promo code box, enter "PMA-INPERSON" for a ticket to the in-person event, or "PMA-VIRTUAL200" for a ticket to the online-only event.