Upcoming events with Gail Rubin, CT

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Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, speaker, author, and pioneering death educator.

Gail Rubin, CT, is an unconventional death educator who’s available for speaking engagements. She’ll “knock ‘em dead” with her enthusiastic approach to getting the conversation started on life and death issues using humor and funny films.

View her calendar of speaking events through this link to her profile on eSpeakers.com.


The objective of the Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”  It’s all about an interesting, unstructured conversation – open and free-flowing with no specific agenda. Relax over some coffee or tea, some cake or cookies, and join in a group discussion to talk about what’s on your mind about mortality issues. Refreshments are provided at these free events. Gail is one of the first people to hold a Death Cafe in the United States.

Upcoming Death Cafe conversations will be held both in-person in Albuquerque and online. Sign up for upcoming events through the Meetup Death Cafe Albuquerque page.

Before I Die NM Festival

Gail is the coordinator of the annual Before I Die NM Festival, based in Albuquerque, NM. Even though 100% of us will die, less than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning, leaving loved ones confused about what to do. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? Put some “fun” in funeral planning to get people to discuss this serious topic.

The 2020 Before I Die Virtual Festival was held totally online due to the pandemic. The 2021 festival will feature in-person events in Albuquerque and virtual events that are open to people from across the U.S. and around the world. Events are scheduled from October 30 through November 2, 2021. Learn more at www.BeforeIDieNM.com.

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A Good Goodbye