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The Only Conference for After Loss Professionals! 

Atlanta, Georgia

October 23-25, 2024

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Location & Hotel

Don't miss our first-ever conference!

PALS is excited to announce that registration is now open for the PALS Summit 2024! This in-person event will be held at the Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter in Atlanta, Georgia on October 24-25, 2024. The PALS Summit is designed specifically for professionals like you, providing a platform to connect, learn, and grow.

Who should attend?

  • PALS Members, graduates of the PALS Training Program, and Partners.
  • Practicing, aspiring, or curious after loss professionals.
  • Professionals in related fields such as professional organizers, senior advisors, senior move managers, death doulas, patient advocates, and more.
  • Anyone looking to elevate their expertise in after loss services or connect with the after loss community!
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Location & Hotel

Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, Georgia 30346

The 1st Annual PALS Summit will be held at the Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter. Surrounded by long-standing dogwoods and lush greenery, our hotel in Atlanta, GA, offers a scenic retreat in Dunwoody, GA. Part of Perimeter Center, an Atlanta suburb, our boutique hotel is steps from local attractions like Perimeter Mall or travel anywhere in a 2-mile radius on our shuttle. To access downtown Atlanta in the north, take a 30-minute drive or board the MARTA system at Dunwoody Station. Find the best of both worlds at Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter, your pastoral oasis near the big city.

Access Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Special Pricing for Conference Attendees
Room Rate: $169.00++ for single/double occupancy
Room Rate Deadline: Sunday, September 22, 2024 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first.
Rate available: 10/22/2024 to 10/25/2024

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Conference Schedule

Wondering what to expect from the PALS Summit?

Day 1: Wednesday, October 23 - Registration & Business Workshops

12:00pm - 1:50pm - Registration

1:00pm - 5:00pm - The Operations Manual | Run Your Business Like a Badass with Alexis Boccanfuso, CDMM, CPO, CPC, Owner/Founder of Clutterphobe and C|P Daily Money Management

2:00pm - 2:50pm - Breaking the Mold: Social Media Strategies for Compassionate Connections with Tamay Shannon, Social Media Strategist at W2S Marketing

3:00pm - 3:50pm - Optimizing Financial Performance with Kaitlin Pendleton, Owner/Fractional CFO at KP Financial Consulting

4:00pm - 4:50pm - How to Build a Killer Brand with Liz (Eddy) Scully, Communications Lead at Kite + String

5:00pm - 6:30pm - Welcome reception

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Dine Arounds

Day 2: Thursday, October 24 - Keynote, Learning Sessions & Panel

7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - 9:40am - Keynote Session with Shane Phillips, Founder and Creator of First Steps LLC

9:40am - 10:00am - Networking, Exhibits and Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:50am - The (Data-Driven) Case for the After Loss Professional with Jasmine Hathaway, Co-founder of PALS

10:50 am - 11:40am - Caregiver to After Loss Client: What 80% of Your Clients Have Been Through with Jennifer O’Brien, Author. Artist. Collaborator. Speaker. at

11:40am - 12:00pm - Networking, Exhibits and Coffee Break

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch PALS State of the Union

1:00pm - 1:20pm - Networking, Exhibits and Coffee Break

1:20pm - 2:30pm - Building Your Dream Team Pro/Expert Panel

2:30pm - 3:20pm - Working Smarter, Not Harder: Technology Interactive Session with Jasmine and Rachel, co-founders of PALS

3:20pm - 3:40pm - Networking, Exhibits and Coffee Break

3:40pm - 4:30pm - Financial Exploitation: Frauds and Scams Targeting Older Adults with Andre Lingham, President/Founder at Center for Elder Justice and Education, Inc.

4:30pm - 5:30 - Networking Hour OR Cohort Meetups

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dinner & Death Trivia Night hosted by Barry and Jason of TG Beyond


Day 3: Friday, October 25 - Learning Sessions, Panel and Closing

7:00am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - 8:50am - Estate Planning of Things: Leave a Legacy, Not a Dumpster Fire with Heather Nickerson, Co-founder & CEO of Artifcts

8:50am - 10:10am - Referral Partners Panel with Kaye Ginsberg (Senior Move Manager), Jana Eplan (Senior Placement Agency) and Michelle Allen (Aging Care Manager)

10:10am - 10:30am - Networking, Exhibits and Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:20am - Stand Out as an After Loss Professional: Mastering Trauma-Informed Care with Ashley Jones, Founder & Executive Director of Momento Foundation

11:20am - 12:00pm - Closing Next steps/Certified After Loss Professional program overview

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  • PALS Members save more on registration!
  • Expand your knowledge and grow your expertise
  • Improve the way you deliver after loss services
  • Network and connect with¬†peers, mentors, and industry leaders



  • Explore becoming an after loss professional or adding¬†a service line to your existing business
  • Connect with practicing after loss professionals from across the country¬†
  • Build your network and your knowledge!


Sponsorship + Exhibitor Opportunities


Maximize Your Presence

Join us in Atlanta, GA, October 23 ‚Äď 25 for the¬†first-ever¬†PALS Summit. You‚Äôll want to be present when after loss professionals from across the nation gather for this highly anticipated inaugural annual event.

This is your opportunity to network with practicing and aspiring after loss professionals to show them how your business can help them and their clients. The 2024 PALS Summit provides opportunities for you to showcase your products, highlight your services and develop meaningful relationships with new and existing clients.

Take part in one of the many sponsorship opportunities at this year’s Summit and your company’s brand message will reach industry professionals from across the nation. 

Sponsorship Packages

View the 2024 Summit Sponsorship Prospectus for more details and information. 

PALS Partner Discount: As a benefit to PALS Partners, participation in onsite sponsorship opportunities is available at a $500 discount per sponsorship. Learn more about PALS Partner opportunities here.

Questions about sponsorship opportunities?
Please contact Rachel Donnelly, PALS Co-Founder, at [email protected]¬†if you have questions or would like to discuss a custom sponsorship package.



Our Premier Sponsor

  • Exclusive sponsorship of Welcome Reception or Keynote Session
  • Exhibit Table, including (3) full Summit registrations
  • PALS Partners receive a $500 discount
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Includes Sponsorship of a Breakout Session

  • Exclusive sponsorship of one breakout session
  • Exhibit Table, including (2) full Summit registrations
  • PALS Partners receive a $500 discount
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Includes Exhibit Table

  • Recognition on Summit website and on promotional email
  • Exhibit Table, including (1) full Summit registration
  • PALS Partners receive a $500 discount
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Online Only

  • Recognition on Summit website and on promotional emails
  • Business card sized ad in Summit program
  • Recognition on social media before, during, and after the Summit
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