International Death Symposium

Friday September 21-Sunday Sept 23, 2018


An innovative gathering of some of the most influential, stimulating and inspirational minds and change-makers; from teachers and authors, to end of life care providers on the ground, to traditional healers from North America and beyond. We gather to learn, experience and reconcile our relationship and understanding of life and death.

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Vendors & Exhibits

This inaugural Symposium offers 3 days to engage and network with social change-makers, caregivers, healthcare providers, politicians, musicians and entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations in a creative, inspiring and purpose-driven environment. Filled with fast-paced, inspiring talks, cultural and traditonal art and demos, music and entertainment.

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Partners & Sponsors

Our Partners & Sponsors are an essential and invaluable part of our mission to transform how we live and die. Together, we work towards more integrative, kind and effective ways to reconcile life & death and in so doing, live more fully. We invite you to join the community!

Our Community Support


Toronto - one of the world's most multicultural cities in the world, is the ideal host for the inaugural International Death Symposium. The Chestnut Conference Centre (UofT) is located in downtown Toronto, close to numerous hotels (Group Rates Available at Hilton & Bond & Sheraton), and amongst numerous other local hotels and Airbnb options.

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Evening Soiree Meet & Greet

We have planned a most joyful, engaging and entertaining evening with book readings, musical accompaniment, and opportunities to meet with our inspiring Speakers and all delegates at the Symposium.

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Book Signings

Many of our Speakers have written inspiring books in the field of end of life - essential reading for living and dying well. This is your opportunity to meet them and get a signed copy of their book.

Meet the Authors!