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Videos from the ICCFA Funeral Convention
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Funeral Information You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

The Doyenne of Death and Elvis

Gail Rubin and “Elvis” celebrate funerals at ICCFA 2022.

The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) held its annual convention in person for the first time since the pandemic shut down. The convention and expo was held in Las Vegas, Nevada March 22-25, 2022.

As The Doyenne of Death®, I attend this event as a journalist and interview exhibitors at the expo on new developments in the field. You can view videos of the interviews through the “Tools of the Trade” playlist on my YouTube Channel.

Among the interviews at the 2022 ICCFA convention and expo, you’ll find products and services related to funerals and cemeteries. There are interviews with people offering software for cemeteries and funeral homes, autopsy equipment, body bags, insurance assignments, online streaming services, fireless cremation equipment, and more.

While in the past there have been many funeral coaches (a.k.a. hearses) and other vehicles displayed at the expo, this year there was only one high-end hearse on the expo floor. OpusXenta, a software company that works in the death care space, had an Elvis Presley impersonator at their booth for all three days. He was a big hit with attendees at the convention.

Interviews published to date include these companies and services:

Here’s a sample of one of the interviews:

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Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering death educator. A Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, she uses humor, film clips, and outside the box activities to teach about planning ahead for end-of-life issues. She’s an award-winning author and speaker, a certified funeral celebrant, and she coordinates the Before I Die New Mexico Festival.

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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