We’re working on retooling the format for Death Salon so that we can bring more events to more people, and get more deathlings to take an active role in creating Death Salons. Doing this right will take time, so there will not be a Death Salon in 2019. Sign up for our newsletter for updates as soon as they are available.

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Welcome to Death Salon. We hold events that bring together intellectuals and independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality by sharing knowledge and art. Death is sanitized and hidden in contemporary culture to the point of becoming a taboo subject. We aim to subvert this death denial by opening up conversations with the public about death and its anthropological, historical, and artistic contributions to culture. In the spirit of the 18th-century salon, our curated intellectual gatherings hosted in cities worldwide.

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Death Salon Advisory Board

meganrosenbloom.jpgMegan Rosenbloom

[Director and Co-Founder] Medical librarian, Order of the Good Death member, anthropodermic book researcher, co-curator of each Death Salon event. Follow @LibraryatNight


SarahChavezSarah Chavez

[Social Media Director] Order of the Good Death Executive Director,       co-founder of Death & The Maiden. Follow @sarah_calavera


CaitlinDoughtyCaitlin Doughty

[Co-Founder] Licensed mortician, founder of the Order of the Good Death, NYT bestselling author, host of Ask A Mortician. Follow @TheGoodDeath


AngelaHennessyAngela Hennessy

[Arts Advisor] Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist, Associate Professor at California College of the Arts.


louisehung-e1516578044284.jpgLouise Hung

[Speaker Liaison] Writer/researcher for The Order of the Good Death and Ask a Mortician. Writer about death, folklore, and AAPI culture. Follow @LouiseHung1


jilliantullis-e1516578255603.jpgJillian Tullis

[Academic Advisor] Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego, focusing on end-of-life communications. Follow @ProfJillian