Opening SpeakerBarbaraRoberts-2-300x225

Barbara Roberts, the first female Governor of Oregon, will present opening remarks at Death:OK. The author of Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology, Roberts says, “What we talk about, we can make better.” More…

Keynote Speaker Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Founder of The Orphan Wisdom School

Subject of the acclaimed documentary Griefwalker, Stephen Jenkinson will open our day by inviting us to Die Wise. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University and the University of Toronto, Jenkinson is revolutionizing grief and dying in North America, redefining what it means to live, and die well. More…

Workshop Presenters (subject to change)

We’re grateful to the experts, artists, and first-person story-tellers from across the country (below) who responded to our invitation to present a workshop. Links to workshop descriptions are coming soon; read more about our three workshop tracks here.

Our day of inspiration, information & connection also includes:

  • An Ancestors Altar and Art Gallery
  • Death Cafés and other opportunities for participant-generated conversation
  • Resource fair to enable providers to share relevant products, services and resource materials with participants
  • Closing Festivities featuring hosted refreshments with music and humor presented by Motherlode, The Game Hens Choir, Sarah Lambert & Scot Curts, Heather Michet, emceed by David Olson


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