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July 1: Virtual Visits, a Reimagine Festival Conversation
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

AFTR Reimagine Event

On July 1, join in the online conversation introducing AFTR, technology that helps with modern-day mourning. With funerals and in-person interactions impacted by social distancing, AFTR provides a new way to stay connected. This event is part of Reimagine: Life, Loss & Love, a Worldwide Virtual Festival.

Virtual Visits: A New Concept in After Death Care, takes place at noon EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 1. Sign up at this page to participate.

Funerals, memorial services and mourning have been dramatically affected by social distancing requirements to fight the coronavirus pandemic. With mourning traditions disrupted, new technology and apps can help us stay connected to our loved ones in meaningful ways.

How can technology help? Join in this virtual conversation with Joseph Schechter, founder and CEO of AFTR in New York City, Omer Haim, AFTR’s Director of Global Business Operations in Tel Aviv, and Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

AFTR has created an app to virtually visit the resting places of loved ones, using solar-powered cameras in cemeteries. They also offer AFTR Messaging, enabling people to share digital messages and videos with loved ones after death has occurred. Learn how you can stay connected forever.

Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love is a global community of interested artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, faith and community leaders, organizations and individuals, banding together to launch a Worldwide Virtual Festival on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, during COVID-19 to amplify the end-of-life conversation. Review and register for all Festival events here.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Name: Gail Rubin
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Dateline: Albuquerque, NM United States
Direct Phone: 505-265-7215
Cell Phone: 505-363-7514
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