Programme

'Talking freely about death enables us to talk about our lives, what matters within it, and what we may want to do or change for the future. '

 

—FEEDBACK FROM 2019 CONFERENCE

Suicide Prevention, Everyone Has A Role
with Michael Hempseed
Death; Love, Grief and Hope After the Death of a Child, with Mark Longley

• workshops are 45 minutes duration

Advanced Care Planning -
Why & How
 
An empowering process with an experienced Management Coach Sue Dwan guiding you through your own advanced care plan.
Facilitator:
Sue Dwan
Location:
Activity Room,
1st Floor
Max: 20
Q&A on Suicide Prevention with Michael Hempseed
A chance to ask Michael questions after his presentation on Suicide Prevention - Everyone Has A Role and explore his research further.
Location:
Spark Place (downstairs on ground floor)
Max: 50
Q&A on Science and Spirituality with Dr. Lotte Valentin
Following  Dr. Lotte's presentation via Zoom, this is a rare opportunity to ask questions and dive deeper into her specialty subjects
 
Facilitator:
Kirsty Salisbury
Location:
TSB Space
(please stay in the main function room)
Max: Unlimited
Death Cafe
 
Hosted and group-led conversations on death related subjects in an informal setting
Facilitators:
Melanie Mayell
Location:
Activity Room,
1st Floor
Max: 14
Coffin Club*
 
Visit the Christchurch Coffin Club and find out if DIY coffins are something for you
Facilitators:
Donna Sutherland
& Jill Newton
Location:
Activity Room
1st Floor

*Note - Coffin Club is not a workshop. This year it is a hosted display that you you can visit over the day. There is no workshop to book in for.

A Deeper look at Euthanasia
with Dr. Rachel Wiseman

03:30

Workshops - Please Choose One

• workshops are 45 minutes duration

Euthanasia Q&A
with Dr. Rachel Wiseman
A chance to ask Dr. Wiseman questions after her presentation and explore this complex subject further.
Location:
Spark Place downstairs on ground floor
Max: 50
Near Death Experiences Q&A with Kirsty Salisbury
Kirsty will share further NDE case studies, experiences from her own life, and her research. Kirsty always welcomes audience interaction.
Location:
TSB Space
(please stay in the main function room)
Max: Unlimited
Advanced Care Planning -
Why & How
An empowering process with an experienced Management Coach Sue Dwan guiding you through your own advanced care plan.
 
Facilitator:
Sue Dwan
Location:
Activity Room
Max: 20
Death Cafe
 
Hosted group-led conversations on death related subjects
Facilitators:
Melanie Mayell
Location:
Activity Room
1st Floor
Max: 14
Coffin Club 
 
Visit the Christchurch Coffin Club and find out if DIY coffins are something for you
Facilitators:
Donna Sutherland
& Jill Newton
Location:
Activity Room
1st Floor
Drop by anytime throughout the day

04:30

Final Presentation
The Future of Death and Immortality
with Professor Amy Fletcher

05:00

Closing Address - 15 minutes

05:15

Program Ends
There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life 
—FEDERICO FELLINI

8:00 

Turanga's ground floor cafe 'Foundation' is open for pre conference coffees and meetings 

9:15 

Registration opens on the 1st Floor,

TSB Conference Room  

10:00

Welcome & Morning Plenary Session
Intuition & Spirituality in Modern Healthcare
with Dr. Ann Charlotte Valentin, N.M.D.

11:40

Coffee Break - 15 minutes

Midday

Workshops - Please Choose One

12:45

Lunch - 75 minutes

02:00

Welcome Back & Afternoon Plenary Session
Near Death Experiences
with Kirsty Salisbury
The Importance of Planning Ahead
with Sue Dwan

03:15

Coffee Break - 15 minutes

04:15

10 minute break
please regroup in main theatre for final presentation

04:25

Plenary Session
Welcome Back