Community Education

The Foundation is committed to educating the community about end of life issues. We host an annual “End-of-Life Community Conference” focusing on different themes each year.

The conference brings together nearly 300 participants to explore topics such as palliative and hospice care, cultural traditions around death, burial practices, grief, etc.  If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please click here.

We also provide the Five Wishes, advance directives booklet, free of charge to the community.


Welcome to our 19th annual End Of Life (EOL) conference, “An Inspired Journey” - a day-long gathering of community members for education, inspiration, personal discussion and exploration of EOL issues!

The conference will highlight EOL touchstones such as pre-planning, diagnosis and treatment options, the dying process, final arrangements (including alternatives) and grief.

The conference has grown in size from 76 attendees in 2003 to 272 participants this past year - its growing popularity signals a need for a forum where people can talk about death.

Instead of the usual keynote speech to kick off the conference, the morning plenary session will be a “Personal Death Awareness” activity, led by trained facilitators.  The rest of the sessions will explore various aspects of the final leg of our journey on earth.

Our planning team is intent on providing a diverse array of ideas, viewpoints and experiences during this amazing gathering.  You will drive how the conference workshops unfold through your participation and personal interactions during sessions.

By the end of our day together, we hope that you will feel more comfortable talking about death; have an increased awareness of planning for EOL; be willing to complete your Five Wishes or share feedback about why you won’t; and identify information gaps so we can speak to them at a future conference.

We invite you to join us on this unique journey.  Please feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions (

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Global Sponsor:

Connie Hillman Foundation

Journey Sponsor:

Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund
held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Passport Sponsors:


Flight Sponsors:

Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

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