$10 – $125

Death Salon Seattle

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University of Washington Kane Hall

4069 Spokane Lane

Seattle, WA 98105-6250

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For our seventh Death Salon, we are partnering with the University of Washington School of Social Work and various artists and the robust alt-death community of Seattle.

The main ticket ($125) will cover the Saturday and Sunday daytime sessions and include morning coffee and lunch. Saturday will give attendees the opportunity to have lunch in interest groups hosted by Order members and other deathxperts, be sure to mark your preferences for meals and lunchtime company when you order.

The rest of the events will have à la carte ticketing so that you can chose your own Death Salon experience, keeping in mind that many of the events have limited seating. The rest of the experiences can be purchased here as a la carte add-on options to your main Death Salon ticket.


Here is an at-a-glance list of events and talks from September 8 to 10, 2017, more detailed information on our website.

PLEASE NOTE: The basic ticket gets you access to Saturday and Sunday daytime events only. The rest of the events are listed as A la carte options below for added fees.

Friday September 8, 2017

THE TOUR SOLD OUT IN PRESALES. 3-4:30pm: A la carte option #1: $25 Atlas Obscura walking tour of Lake View Cemetery. Open to Death Salon Seattle attendees only, only a small number of tickets available. To purchase, visit this other Eventbrite page.

7pm: A la carte option #2: $10 Grief Dialogues theater performance. Grief Dialogues, an artistic movement to start a new conversation about death and dying, presents six short plays about death written by playwrights from around the United States. The show is a 90-minute live theatre production immediately followed by a moderated audience discussion by renowned grief counselor Dr. Sharon Stanley.Special Death Salon ticket pricing. Limited tickets available.

Saturday September 9, 2017

9am-4pm (doors at 8am): Death Salon Seattle Day 1 with programming including:

Sarah Chavez – Death and the Maiden: Why Women Are Working With Death and the Future of the Death Positive Movement

Chanel Reynolds – Getting the GYST of End-of-Life Planning

Death with Dignity Panel moderated by Sally McLaughlin with Peg Sandeen and Nancy Niedzielski

Taryn Lindhorst – Death is Coming: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Death

Angela Hennessy – In the Wake

Death Writers Panel moderated by Megan Rosenbloom with Carol Cassella, Christine Colby, Colin Dickey, and Bess Lovejoy

Caitlin Doughty – Post-Mortem Pet Possibilities

8pm: A la carte option #3: $50 Paws for Reflection Joint Fundraiser Cocktail Party for The Order of the Good Death and Pet Partners including:

+ snacks and 1 free beer or wine

+ therapy dogs to pet

+ an introduction to pet aquamation by Resting Waters

+ a featured lecture by Paul Koudounaris – The Unbreakable Bond: Animal Memorials For many people, the death of a beloved pet is one of the hardest losses they will face. Over the past several years, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has immersed himself in the study of animal mortality and the way we memorialize and remember pets. His talk will focus on the history of pet cemeteries, monuments to famous and heroic animals, and theories about animals and the afterlife. What emerges is that, despite the sadness of loss, the bond of love between human and animal is enduring.

+ a special opportunity to have Order artist Landis Blair draw a Gorey-esque memorial portrait of your pet (for an added $35 fee, proceeds go to the Order, details will be sent to fundraiser ticket holders).

Limited tickets available.

Sunday September 10, 2017

9am-4pm (doors at 8am): Death Salon Seattle Day 2 with programming including:

Megan Devine – It’s OK that You’re not OK: Death Positivity in the Face of Grief

Black Lives Matter – Maya Scott in conversation with Sarah Chavez

Elizabeth Coplan and Carol Pendleton – Using Theatre To Start The Conversation about Death and Dying

Brian Flowers – Green Burial: The Intersection of Ecology & Ritual

Tanya Marsh – Regulated to Death: Re-Imagining the Funeral Services Market

Alternative Deathcare – Jeff Jorgenson in conversation with Nora Menkin

Death Cafe, a short film by Phoebe Holman

Recomposing with Katrina and Caitlin – Katrina Spade in conversation with Caitlin Doughty

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University of Washington Kane Hall

4069 Spokane Lane

Seattle, WA 98105-6250

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