Gail Rubin to Speak at HERe Conference: Fear is So Last Year!

Oct 20, 2021 | 0 comments

Fear is So Last Year!

HERe speakers with Gail RubinThe Arizona Healthcare Financial Management Association is holding their 9th Annual Women Lead HERe Conference on Friday, November 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time as a live, virtual event. The theme of “Fear is So Last Year” will be reflected in Gail Rubin’s presentation at 11:00 a.m. in Arizona, noon in New Mexico (where Gail is based).

Her presentation is “Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning.” Gail, who has a license to use film and television clips in her presentations, will show film clips that let you laugh and learn about what you need to know before you go.

The 9th Annual Women Lead HERe conference is live and will be digitally delivered through Whova. The best and brightest speakers will present a blend of general and breakout session opportunities to help you overcome personal and professional fears. Registration includes access to all sessions, a networking hour, and a swag box to maximize the digital experience. Get a 20% discount on your registration with the code GAIL20. Agenda and registration through this link.

About Gail Rubin, CT

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Gail Rubin says, “Fear is so last year!”

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is a pioneering death educator. She uses humor, funny film clips, and outside-the-box activities to teach about end-of-life topics. She authored three books on end-of-life issues and coordinates the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant and was recognized by Albuquerque Business First with their 2019 Women of Influence Award. Download a free 50-point Executor’s Checklist from her website,

A doyenne is a woman who’s considered senior in a group who knows a lot about a particular subject. Gail is a Certified Thanatologist (a death and grief educator) and speaker who uses humor and films to get end-of-life conversations started. Her 2015 TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye, focuses on the importance of starting end-of-life conversations before there’s a death in the family.

Gail is the author of the award-winning books A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die (Rio Grande Books), and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips.

She’s a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association. Her motto is: “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant. Talking about funerals won’t make you dead.”

A Good Goodbye