2020 SCHEDULE 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st (PT time zone)
*clocks change and go back by one hour on November 1st, 1 am

While all of our speakers are, at this time, confirmed as shown,
we recognize that our lives can and do change without notice. 
We will endeavour to provide a speaker in every time slot, and will only cancel if necessary. 
In the case of a cancellation, we graciously extend our understanding and compassion to our speaker. 

 

MAIN SPEAKING SESSIONS 

8:00 - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Panel 
Arran Liddel, Oceanna Hall, Shauna Janz – Keynote Panel (facilitated by Andrew Langford)
Mourning Stories: An Exploration of Grief, Sorrow, and Bereavement 

9:45 - 11:15 am

Ashley Mollison, Katie Leahy, Bernice Kamano, Katie Thorne 
Developing Compassionate Inner City Communities

11:30 - 1 pm

Penny Allport
The Ecological Footprint of Death – Your Living Legacy 

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Chelsea Peddle
Getting Comfortable with Death: A Checklist for Personal Care and Comfort Wishes 

3:00 -4:30 pm

Lycia M. Rodrigues
What We Can Learn From the Stories of Family and Friend Caregivers – Supporting a Palliative Approach to Carer the Caregiver

4:45 - 6:15 pm

Michele Jarvis Wonnacott
Pet Loss: Grieving Gracefully 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st (PT time zone)
*clocks change and go back by one hour on November 1st, 2 am

8:00- 9:30 am

Rami Shami 
The Intersection of Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Humility Within Deathcare

9:45- 11.15 am

Glenn Patterson and Michelle Staples 
A First Nations Perspective on Death, Dying, and Grief 

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Shauna Janz
Getting to the Heart of It – Supporting Healthy Grief Expression

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Pashta MaryMoon
By My Own Heart and Hand – Home Funerals and “Last Wishes”    

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Rosanne Beuthin, Oceanna Hall, Mona Mork
MAID – Understanding and Navigating Medical Assistance in Dying 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
on THE SIDE SESSIONS 

On THE SIDE SESSIONS are included with your Conference ticket and are available throughout the weekend. 
Some are available anytime with links and some are set for designated times, and registration is required*
* Links and Registration information will be made available to registered attendees prior to the event 

AVAILABLE ANYTIME THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE
LISA BOSMAN – Musician 
Link coming soon 

JOSH NEUFELD – Photographer 
Grief Narratives and Portraits of Grief
Link coming soon

SYLVIA MCAVANY – Sound Weaver 
Link coming soon

IRIS MOORE – Artist 
At Life’s Door
Link coming soon

SHYLENE SCHLACKL – Artist & Community Builder 
Death is On The Table

Link coming soon

SARI ALESH – Musician
Link coming soon


MUNRO’S BOOKS
An online bookstore filled with book titles related to Death and Dying, available for purchase.
Click on the link to go to the Deathly Matters page on the Munro’s Website.  
Link details coming soon

BEFORE I DIE WALL 
A global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share personal aspirations in public.  Originally created by artist Candy Chang, more than 5000 walls have been created in 78 countries around the world.  
Link coming soon

Registration is NOT required for these sessions.  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st - 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Dying To Talk 

SHYLENE OF RESTSURE
Registration is required for this session.  Registration details coming soon. 
Space in these sessions is limited to ensure an opportunity to connect in community.  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st - 4.45 pm to 6 pm

Yoga Nidra: A Practice for Deep Rest and Healing

JENAFOR RYANE – Yoga Teacher, Death Doula, Life Enthusiast 
 
Registration is required for this session.  Registration details coming soon., 
Space in these sessions is limited to ensure an opportunity to connect in community.  
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st - 11.30 am to 1 pm

Queer Dying – Having a Sensational Death 
dr. liam ‘captain’ snowdon – genderqueer-queerdo-faery-faggot-witch  

Registration is required for this session.  Registration details coming soon. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st - 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Dying To Talk 

SHYLENE OF RESTSURE
Registration is required for this session.  Registration details coming soon. 
Space in these sessions is limited to ensure an opportunity to connect in community.  

  

  

  

An opportunity to learn, share resources, and simply gain an awareness of the choices that exist around death and dying.