The End Well Symposium is a day-long series of keynote-style talks about palliative care and end of life design. The End Well Symposium was conceived by Shoshana Ungerleider, MD. She started the Underleider Palliative Care Education Fund which supports palliative care education in different capacities. The speakers spanned across many different industries including healthcare, architecture, policy, film, media, technology and more. The symposium drew a multi-disciplinary audience of 400 attendees all passionate about changing the conversation around the end of life.
Attendance: 400 people
Location: San Francisco
Role: Lead producer working closely with Wellhaus Media who led the event strategy, program curation and branding.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest discussed how dying plays into his experience of being an artist
Musician, Yoko Sen shared how her hospital stay impacted her to find ways to incorporate music and sound to the hospital experience.
Cynthia Perillat Carter gave us insight into how caregivers need to also be cared for and how her organization supports them.
Learning how to die is really about learning how to live, as I learned at #EndWell17. @onbeing https://t.co/TLkMa7wN5A pic.twitter.com/XjZXCvPbbI
— Courtney Martin (@courtwrites) December 15, 2017
Torrie Fields shared her story of being diagnosed with cervical cancer and being uninsured and how that pushed her to advocate for better policy that support the sick.
- OnBeing: Death Without Duality: Three Both/Ands at the End of Life by Courtney Martin(our wonderful MC)
- Pallimed: Conference Review: 2017 End Well Symposium by Lizzy Miles
- San Francisco Magazine: A Better Death by Andrew Leonard
It was truly an eye-opening and moving experience to be a part of this day. I have so much admiration for Shoshana, Wellhaus Media and the speakers who brought their gifts and hearts to making this an unforgettable and impactful day.