Embracing Death for a Fuller Life
2021 Virtual Conference Series


2021 End-of-Life Conference Series

Welcome to our 21st year of providing End of Life (EOL) education to our community!

We invite you to reduce your fear of death through fun and engaging events, as well as heartfelt conversations.

Join us to explore the creative ways community members and standard-bearers are engaging with end of life.

All are welcome to this free series of events. If you have an idea for a session that you'd like to see, please let us know!

We can be reached with questions and suggestions at


Universal Series Sponsor The Connie Hillman Family Foundation

Shooting Star Sponsor

Sky Sponsor


Thursday, February 25th, 2021 6 - 7 pm (MST)

Registration is Closed

A tale of one man struggling to care for his dying wife. When 59-year- old Bambi decides to forgo further treatment for her cancer and die at home, her husband Rick leaves his job to become her primary caregiver— a role for which he has no experience and little support.

This film highlights an essential, yet largely unseen workforce—the family caregivers of America, and challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on them.

A Film by Dr. Jessica Zitter and Kevin Gordon (USA, 23 minutes, 2020)


Thursday, March 18th, 2021 6 - 7 pm (MST)

Registration is Open!

Created by author Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl, LCSW,

The Death Deck offers up thought-provoking questions with a large dose of humor to help take the taboo out of the topic of death.


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Thursday, January 21, 2021 6 - 7 pm (MST)

By late 2021, we hope to be living in a post-pandemic world. But we can't forget how the pandemic shone a light on American's fundamental relationship with death. In her engaging,witty-way, funeral home owner and death acceptance advocate Caitlin Doughty will talk about death positivity, community deathcare, and creating a less fearful, bolder conversation about death.

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. She founded The Order of the Good Death, a death acceptance collective that has spawned the death-positive movement. She is the host of the popular web series "Ask a Mortician" which has been viewed nearly 150 million times. Author of three NYT Bestselling books: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

To learn more about Caitlin, please visit her website here.



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