International Death Symposium

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21 September 2018 to 23 September 2018
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Contact Name: Ramona Bolton, Director
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89 Chestnut St.
Toronto, Canada
M5G 1R1
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Toronto will be the host city for the inaugural International Death Symposium, set to draw in over 1000 delegates. An innovative gathering of some of the most influential, stimulating and inspirational minds and change-makers; from medical and wellness leaders to world-renowned authors, musicians and Indigenous teachers from North America and beyond. It's about having the conversations and reconciling our relationship and understanding of life and death. A global initiative to explore the taboo subjects of dying, death and why talking about death may help us live better lives and gives us options in how we want to live and die. The line up of speakers is extraordinary and no event has ever brought them together in one place. Dr.BJ Miller (TED Talks), Caitlin Doughty (Author, YouTube Celebrity), Kevin Toolis (NYTimes best selling Author-My Father's Wake), Kenn Pitawanakwat (Author, Cultural Grief Specialist), Stephen Jenkinson (World Renowned Author, Teacher), SickBoy Host - Jeremie Saunders (TED Talks, Podcast Celebrity), Jerrigrace Lyons (Home Funerals Pioneer), Dr. Simon Colgan (Palliative Care Physician, Marginalized Communities), Dr. Sameet Kumar (Author, Psychologist), Russell Hilliard (Founder of Music Therapy in Hospice), Dr. Suzanne Stewart (First Nations Physician), Mutamba Rainos
(Zimbabwean Cultural Worker, Musician), Dr. Naheed Dosani (Palliative Care Physician, PEACH Founder) and many more.

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