Let’s HAVE DINNER AND TALK ABOUT DEATH
This could be the strangest event you'll ever go to, but we think you will be in for a memorable experience so bear with us. Of the many critical conversations we will all have throughout our lifetime, few are as important as the ones discussing death–and not just the practical considerations, such as wills and advanced medical directives, but what we fear, what we hope, and how we want to be remembered. Yet few of these conversations are actually happening.
To change this, we’re bringing Michael Hebb, Founder of Death over Dinner and Partner at Round Glass to Calgary. We encourage you to join in, break bread and really discuss the one thing we have in common - mortality.
Is it uncomfortable? Hell yes! Is it necessary? Absolutely.
There are two things that are certain in life — death and taxes. With tax season over, let’s make one of them fun at least.
This isn't meant to be a morbid conversation, but a very human one, where attendees will consider what they want, both in life and during it's close. By transforming the most difficult conversations into an opportunity, they become celebratory and meaningful–ways that not only can change the way we die, but the way we live.
Our intent is to use food, wine and a keynote speaker to spark a conversation and get people talking -- so we can lean into any fears we might have, get rid of inhibitions, and build deeper connections for a more fulfilling life.
The Hyatt Calgary's new Executive Chef, Geoffrey Miller has designed an incredible 3-course meal to encourage conversation and satisfy your appetite.
Expect a family-style affair with your seat-mates, with wine and booze to loosen the conversation. Come hungry and thirsty!
All of us can be lulled into believing we've got plenty of time until we don't. Many Canadians are now living into their 90's and even past 100 — some with quality, not just quantity — we think we have an excuse to procrastinate making our end-of-life wishes known.
Death is important to reflect on, prepare for, and discuss with your family, regardless of whether you're 18 years old, or 99 years old. "It's always too soon until it's too late".
No! We aren’t the experts for the ‘practical’ end of life stuff, so we let you talk to your doctor, insurance broker, lawyer, estate planner, accountant, financial advisor, etc about the specifics. We’re looking to make an uncomfortable topic, comfortable.
Meet Michael Hebb
Michael Hebb is an innovative and influential cultural figure, entrepreneur and activist, described by the New York Times as an "impresario and provocateur." He believes that the dinner table is one of the most effective (and overlooked) vehicles for changing the world.
For the past 20 years Michael has been working to understand the secrets of human connection. His projects have turned into international movements and impacted millions. His second book "Let's Talk About Death" published by Hachette/Da Capo was recently released in October of 2018.
Michael is the Founder of Deathoverdinner.org, Drugsoverdinner.org, EarthtoDinner.org, WomenTeachMen.org and The Living Wake. He currently serves as a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts; and in the recent past as Senior Advisor to Summit Series, Theo Chocolate, Learnist, Caffe Vita, CreativeLive, Architecture For Humanity, ONETASTE and Mosaic Voices Foundation. Michael recently became a Partner at RoundGlass to further expand his efforts to impact global well being.
We want to work with medical, insurance, legal, estate planning and tax professionals in Calgary to connect people interested in this topic, with the businesses that best serve it.
We're looking for sponsors and partners! If you are interested in getting your brand directly in-front of 150+ engaged Calgarians, of all ages, please contact us about sponsorship opportunities.
Consider taking clients and/or employees to see what this conversation is all about.