The Festival Before I Die NMHeld for the fifth year in a row in New Mexico, the event is breaking new ground with a range of in-person/online events from October 30 to November 2, 2021. The events are designed to prompt baby boomers and their millennials to plan ahead for end-of-life issues.
The Festival Before I Die The concept combines fun and educational elements to start conversations. In-person festival events will take place in Albuquerque, if pandemic restrictions allow.
Estate planning attorneys can join funeral homes and cemeteries in other markets to host their local one-day events. Attendees can join virtual events online through a dedicated Zoom link.
As an estate planning attorney, you may have noticed that the pandemic has led to an increase in mortality awareness. The Festival Before I Die Helps your clients and prospects plan ahead for end-of-life issues, by putting “fun” into funeral planning and easing into estate planning.
Topics for festival events include estate planning, financial planning, obituary writing, downsizing, grief, funerals through history, the “woo-woo” side of death, and other issues. Special events include:
- Visit Historic Fairview Cemetery, founded in Albuquerque in 1881, for a private tour.
- Daily Death Café Conversations about mortality issues and questions, in person and online.
- Behind the scenes tourism From funeral homes and cemeteries.
- Lively live discussions By end-of-life experts, either in person or online. “Millennial Morticians with ABQ Brews” returns to Tractor Brewing’s Wells Park location on November 1!
- day of the dead/day of the dead Celebration and workshop to prepare for the holiday.
All in-person and virtual events can be accessed to register a small donation. Videos of in-person sessions and virtual sessions will be posted online at Before I Die YouTube Festival Channel After the festival.
A portion of sponsorship revenue and ticket sales from Festival Before I Die NM It will be donated to a 501(c)(3) charitable partner, Historic Fairview Cemetery, founded in Albuquerque in 1881. The cemetery is the final resting place of 12,000 individuals, with fascinating stories reflecting the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the United States of America. Location is www.HistoricFairviewCemeteryABQ.org.
Jill Rubin, Certified Secondary Specialist and The Doyenne of Death®, is a leading educator in the field of death education. One of the first Death Cafe hosts in the US, she uses humor, funny movie clips, and out-of-the-box activities to teach end-of-life themes. She has authored three books on end-of-life issues and coordinates a Before I Die festival in New Mexico. It is also an authorized funeral rite and was awarded Albuquerque Business First with the 2019 Women of Influence Award.
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