Conference 2017

Advocating for Home Funerals: Stepping it up a Notch

Registration is now closed.

Stay tuned for updates and postings about the event after it concludes.

Check out the schedule

What a great schedule!  Saturday is filled with rich, facilitated forums. Sunday is skills-based. There’s films, home funeral movie stars :), and lots of time to spend time with others. Here’s a sample of what you can explore:

  • The power of home funeral storytelling in words, oral traditions, online, altars, and around our crackling bonfire
  • Skills like body care basics & home funerals for pets
  • Building bridges with hospices and hospitals & working with funeral directors, vital statistics, medical examiner
  • Film showings: In the Parlor with filmmaker Heidi Boucher & Zen and the Art of Dying with Zenith Virago
  • Taking care of yourself while helping others
  • Legal issues that inform home funeral advocacy
  • Creating ceremonies for home vigils, funerals & memorials
Plan your trip! Book your room, get information on directions, rideshare from the airport, what to bring, and more.
We have wonderful special events planned, too!
  • Our awesome line-up of vendors from far and wide.
  • The only Home Funeral Silent Auction in the world! Bring an item and leave some space in your luggage for your winnings.
  • The Altar Art Project, which is a visual and shared remembrance of those who have passed. Bring whatever you want to honor your loved ones.
  • A Before I Die chalkboard…what will you write on it?
  • Under the stars, around the bonfire, for open home funeral story sharing, music and lots of listening
  • …and more!