Future Events

Current and Future Meetings

Welcome to the Death Salon meetings page, where you can find information about current and future venues. Note that some Death Salon activities are open to the public. You can also find us at @DeathSalon on Twitter & Instagram, on Facebook, and get updates on our mailing list. Please note: if an event does not appear on our webpage, it is not a Death Salon event.

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Death Salon Seattle                                                                                                                      Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Date: September 8-10 2017
Venue
: Details TBA

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Death Salon Boston                                                                                                                      Location: Boston, MA, USA
Date: Fall 2018
Venue
: Details TBA

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52 Responses to Future Events

  1. Eliza Finnegan says:

    UTAH!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! I can’t tell you how much it would mean if it was held here in salt lake city Utah. There are many stories of how people were buried and prepared here.

  2. Alyssa says:

    Another comment from salt lake city, utah! I think it would be amazing to have a death salon here especially because death is something never talked about here. While we dont have a super rich death history I think it would be very beneficial. Especially concerning opioid addiction in this state. With the mormon church it’s very taboo even though many many people die from drug overdoses here and I feel like a lot of people dont know their options or dont want to talk about their options because its taboo.

  3. David MacLuna says:

    Another vote for Columbus, Ohio – mostly because we’re within 500 miles of 60% of the U.S. population, making for an accessable gathering for many (especially in rural areas) that otherwise would miss out.

    Another controversial meeting of like minds, C.O.P.E., sees people coming from Denver, Florida and even Obetz to attend.

    And Cowtown has a great deal of romanticized, faux Victorian locales and sensibility – the former for exploration and discussion, the latter for indulgence and updating (oh, ye seekers of knowledge and enlightenment, kiss not yon bovine metropolis!)

    With full regards,

  4. Amber West says:

    In April of every year the town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, hosts an event called Tales of the Crypt. This is a tour of the historical Oak Cemetary and reenactors tell the stories of the people who passed away. I’m not trying to sway public opinion for you to host the next Death Salon in Fort Smith but I thought it would be an event that you and yours at The Order of the Good Death would be interested in.
    The oldest monument is dated 1842, the same year Fort Smith was incorporated, marks the grave of Captain Gookin.
    The cemetery captures the colorful history of past generations. It is the resting place of at least twenty-eight outlaws hanged by Judge Issac C. Parker and several more that were sentenced to hang but died in jail.
    Also interred are over a hundred Marshals, Deputies and Court appointed officials, some of whom lost their lives while serving the cause of justice. Also buried here is the Founder of Fort Smith, an Arkansas Governor, fifteen Fort Smith Mayors, and a hundred twenty-two confederate soldiers.
    I do hope that the next Death Salon will be closer so that I may attend. Thanks for your time 🙂

  5. Marguerite Topping says:

    Another vote for a Midwest Salon in death-friendly Indianapolis IN. Not only does our city boast a higher murder and opiate overdose rate than Los Angeles, it is where the first convicted American mass murderer, H. H. Holmes, committed his final crimes. It was also the residence of, at various times, Charles Manson, John Dillinger, Jim Jones of Jonestown, the first Grand Dragon of the KKK and various other notorious death-dealers, but also of the many medical schools of the University of Indianapolis, where you participated in the Death, Dying, and the Undead:(Re)Conceptualizing Death and Religion conference in 2016. Tours of the prestigious Crown Hill Cemetery (founded in 1864, where many famous Hoosiers lie in repose) and downtown ghost sites run all year long, and are a prime method of discussing and teaching about local historical dead people and death-related events. Check out the weeks-long extravaganza that is the Irvington Halloween Festival and you’ll realize how we are a celebratory crossroads for the American way of death. A lecture on “Vegan Death & Funerals” alone would immediately put 200 live butts in seats.

  6. Bekah says:

    I hope you can hold another event on the East Coast, specifically around Boston or Connecticut! When I think about death, I feel a lot of anxiety. I think getting the chance to be able to attend one of these events would help me and others a lot.

  7. tricia says:

    If there is anything I could do to help bring this to Northern Illinois, count me in!

  8. Brittney Forster says:

    Come to Columbus Ohio. We have a TON of death history around here as well as a major cancer hospital as well as a super old and huge cemetery. Death positivity is totally a thing here and it’d be great to get the bat signal here to bring us all together

  9. Dani Brenchley says:

    Please come to Salt lake City Utah! Like someone has mentioned, death is never talked about even though there are so many death enthusiasts here! The religious majority silences any talk of death and demands to keep “traditions” like embalming and $10,000 caskets.

  10. Shelley Holland says:

    Please hold a Death salon somewhere in the south! I live in Sarasota Florida and would totally travel anywhere in the south to attend!

  11. Shannon Bione says:

    Please come to New Orleans or Austin, TX! I live in Little Rock, but I don’t think you’d get much turn out here.

  12. Iyeh says:

    Will you guys ever hold an event in Toronto, or even anywhere in Canada? I’m a new deathling but I would love to attend one of these death salons and learn more

  13. Please please please come to Salt Lake City Utah!!! The dynamic here is quite interesting, especially with a LDS religious majority. I feel like death isn’t talked about at all here, or thought about much. I’d really like for the community of deathlings and death-curious people to get together, to learn from experts, and to find out about local resources. I believe all this can be accomplished through a death salon hosted in Salt Lake City (biggest city), or nearby. Please give this location a thought! Thank you!

  14. Ingrid says:

    Can you guys come to California?I would love to see you guys.

  15. Seth Carson says:

    Some place a little closer to south east Kansas please? Like maybe Wichita or Kansas City? Midwesterners die too ya know.

  16. Kate says:

    Come to the Midwest!! Plenty of cool places to see here and plenty of people who want to join somewhere that isn’t the coasts!

  17. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Need to have this in PA. I’m in Washington PA and we are the home of the first Crematory

  18. Jackie M Herring-Prescott says:

    When is the next Salon event?

  19. GIO's baconbitty says:

    Columbia South Carolina please.

  20. Edward blondin says:

    I LITERALLY need catlin to make shirts which just say

    BENTHAMS HEAD 🤣🤣🤣

    Also ny state next please

  21. Bre says:

    Alabama pleeaassee

  22. Anonymous says:

    Chicago please ❤

  23. Caty says:

    Hello! Does your organization have any plans to come to the Atlanta area? We would love to have you visit!

    -Caty B., a death acceptance enthusiast

  24. Lula Giblin says:

    Can y’all come to the midwest? maybe specifically Kansas?

  25. bedonails says:

    I’ll check back and see how the Death Salon schedule is shaping up.
    I would really like to attend one this year.
    (I’m in CA, in Eagle Rock.)

  26. Anonymous says:

    Come to Austin, TX!

  27. Presley Axel Myles Draven says:

    We need you in Philadelphia. ❤

  28. Kathleen Bennallack says:

    Another request for San Diego, CA! It’s so nearby!

  29. Lily says:

    Please Come To Idaho. We never get things like this. And I feel like it’d do good here in Boise. And make it all ages.

  30. Karrie Lapointe says:

    Hello:) I am interested in going to a death salon. Do u ever come to manitoba or any where in Canada? Thanks ..Karrie

  31. April says:

    Come to Colorado!

  32. Vannesa says:

    Please come to San Diego, CA!!!!💀

  33. Alicia Coleman says:

    Casting another vote to bring Death Salon back home to LA. :))

  34. Sara says:

    Casting another vote for Portland, Oregon!

    Sorry to have missed Caitlin’s book signing at Powell’s on Friday 12 Oct., and hoping to see her come back! 😀

  35. Alicia Coleman says:

    Where will the 2019 Death Salon be held?

  36. Autumn says:

    Crown Hill Cemetery in Indiana! We have
    🔸️Mary Ella McGinnis, 1869-1875
    Young girl memorialized on Crown Hill’s best known statue.

    🔹️Lucy Ann Seaton, 1831-1864,
    First Crown Hill burial, June 2, 1864.

    🔸️James Baskett, 1904-1948
    Black actor, best known for role of Uncle Remus in Disney’s song of the South.

    🔹️Jacob Cox, 1810-1892
    First professional artist in Indianapolis.

    🔸️Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930
    Newspaper cartoonist; creator of Abe Martin.

    🔹️Otto Stark, 1858-1926
    With T.C. Steele, one of the leading artists of the Hoosier Group. (Steele’s first wife is buried at Crown Hill.)

    🔸️Ovid Butler, 1806-1881
    Early Indianapolis attorney; founded the school now named after him, Butler University, in 1854.

    🔹️Calvin Fletcher, 1789-1866
    Began law practice in Indianapolis in 1821; one of our leading citizens for over forty years. Left a nine volume diary.

    🔸️Sarah Bolton, 1814-1893
    “The first singer in a new land.” First Hoosier poet, her poem “Paddle Your Own Canoe” was known all around the world.

    🔹️Etheridge Knight, 1931-1991
    A leading Black poet of the 1970s and 80s.

    🔸️Meredith Nicholson, 1866-1947
    A best selling author in the early 1900s.

    🔹️James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916
    Famous Hoosier Poet.

    🔸️Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946
    Author/playwright, winner of two Pulitzers.

    🔹️John Dillinger, 1903-1934
    Notorious bank robber during the depression era, his escapades somehow caught the general public’s imagination.

    🔸️Thomas Marshall, 1854-1925
    Section 72, Lot 1
    Governor 1909-1913; U.S. Vice President, 1913-1921.

    🔹️Oliver P. Morton, 1823-1877
    Indiana’s powerful Civil War governor.

    🔸️Noah Noble, 1794-1844
    Governor, 1831-1837.

    🔹️Robert D. Orr, 1917-2004
    Indiana Governor, 1981-89; U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1989-92.

    🔸️Samuel St. George Rogers, 1832-1880
    Confederate soldier and congressman from Florida. Over 1,600 Confederate POWs are also buried at Crown Hill.

    🔹️Oliver Hampton Smith, 1794-1858
    Congressman, 1827-1829; U.S. Senator 1837-1843.

    🔸️Thomas Taggart, 1856-1929
    Mayor 1895-1901, National Democratic Chairman early 1900s; U.S. Senator, 1917. Developed French Lick Springs Resort and Spa.

    🔹️David Turpie, 1828-1909
    U.S. Senator, 1863, 1887-1899.

    🔸️David Wallace, 1799-1859
    Governor, 1837-1840; father of Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur.

    🔹️James Whitcomb, 1795-1852
    Governor 1843-1848; U.S. Senator 1849-1852.

    🔸️Albert J. Beveridge, 1862-1927
    U.S. Senator, 1899-1911. Biographer.

    🔹️Homer Capehart, 1897-1979
    U.S. Senator, 1945-1963.

    🔸️Larry Conrad, 1935-1990
    Indiana Sec. of State, 1971-1979, State Democratic leader of the 1970s and 80s; author of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    🔹️William H. English, 1822-1896
    Banker, built English Hotel and Theater, which was on Monument Circle. Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate in 1880.

    🔸️Charles Fairbanks, 1852-1918
    U.S. Senator, 1897-1904, U.S. Vice President, 1905-1909. Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.

    🔹️Benjamin Harrison, 1833-1901
    U.S. Senator, 23rd U.S. President 1889-1893.

    🔸️Caroline Harrison, 1832-1892
    First President General of DAR, First Lady of U.S.

    🔹️Thomas A. Hendricks, 1819-1885
    U.S. Senator, 1863-1869; Governor, 1873-1877, U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, 1876, U.S. Vice President, 1885.

    🔸️George Washington Julian, 1817-1899
    Congressman, 1849-1851 and 1861-1871; Candidate for U.S. Vice President, 1852. Outspoken abolitionist and advocate of woman’s rights.

    🔹️John Worth Kern, 1849-1917
    Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, 1908; U.S. Senator, 1911-1917; Senate Majority Leader

    🔸️Lyman S. Ayres, 1824-1896
    Founded L.S. Ayres department stores in 1874. The first store was at the southwest corner of Washington and Meridian Streets.

    🔹️Dr. John S. Bobbs, 1809-1870
    Founder of Indiana Medical College. In 1867 he performed the first gall bladder surgery in the country.

    🔸️Carl Fisher, 1874-1934
    Co-Founder of Indianapolis Motor Speedway; developer of Miami Beach, Florida.

    🔹️Dr. Richard J. Gatling, 1818-1903
    Inventor of the Gatling Gun.

    🔸️Col. Eli Lilly, 1844-1898
    Founder of Eli Lilly & Company.

    🔹️Alexander Ralston, 1771-1827
    Surveyor who platted Indianapolis in 1821.

    🔸️Mozel Sanders, 1924-1988
    Black Minister and founder of annual Thanksgiving outreach.

    🔹️Bernard Vonnegut, 1855-1908
    Architect of L.S. Ayres Building, Athenaeum, Shortridge High School, and Herron Art School; grandfather of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    🔸️Edward “Cannonball” Baker, 1882-1960
    Won the first race at the Speedway, drove in the first Indy 500. In the early years of automobiles, he held many speed records.

    🔹️Robert Irsay, 1923-1997
    Owner of the Indianapolis Colts/NFL team.

    🔸️Edward Black, 1853-1872
    Drummer Boy and youngest U.S. Army soldier at the age of 8 1/2.

    🔹️Edward R.S Canby, 1817-1872
    Civil War general; killed by Modoc Indian chief during peace negotiations.

    🔸️Jefferson C. Davis, 1828-1879
    Civil War General, killed his own commanding officer, but was quickly restored to his own command.

    🔹️Catharine Merrill, 1824-1900
    Civil War nurse and author, 1st female professor at Butler.

    🔸️Thomas Morris, 1811-1904
    Chief engineer of portion of National Road, Indianapolis Canal, numerous railroad projects, also a Civil War general.

    🔹️John Morrow, 1760-1835
    Revolutionary War Soldier and Methodist minister.

    🔸️Abel Streight, 1826-1892
    Civil War General, staged escape from military prison that freed over 100 Union officers.

    Plus the Cemetery is absolutely beautiful!

  37. Katherine says:

    Chicago, friends, CHICAGO! Home of 100 ethnic cemeteries with no space left for the people. Hastily constructed mausoleums, double-booked plots, we have it all! Bring us your new, your inventive, your family columbarium hook-up yearning to be space-efficient while still culturally respectful!

  38. Betsy says:

    It would be absolutely be fantastic if y’all could come to Memphis! We have cool things like Elvis, barbecue, and a pretty lit cemetery (the Elm-wood Cemetery).

  39. Blue Hartman says:

    Seeing you all in St. Augustine, FL would be amazing!

  40. CAMILLE ETHERIDGE says:

    Please come to Portland, Oregon!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Cleveland please!!

  42. Tori says:

    Please hold one here locally in LA!

  43. Anonymous says:

    Come to Canada, please!!!!!

  44. JENNIFER says:

    Please come to Portland, OR!

  45. Randi says:

    Would love to see a Chicago or Philadelphia date.

  46. Camille Etheridge says:

    Does anyone know how much the tickets are and how to get them? I would like to go the one in Seattle.

  47. Séan Hoops says:

    Hello Death Salon, I was rather pleased to read about DS, to know that other brave beings ponder, discuss and are open to what so many people fear. Im a 62, an arist/designer and have be logically building a story of death since the age of fourteen. Bravo to a stae of peaceful death and dying. I am specifically writing to share a film that may be of interest to the flock of Death Salon, “Night Train to Lisbon”, 2013, based on a book of the same name by Swiss writer/philosopher Pascal Mercier. The film is full of gems of wisdom on the life of death and framed in unique form. Ive watched it several times and have found that it appears to have a cultish following. Just wanted to share with your organization. Sincerely…

  48. Danielle Johnson says:

    Any plans for a western US date?

  49. Ruru says:

    I hope in the future you guys have one of these in the southern US; I can’t afford to travel very far but I’d absolutely love to go to one.

  50. Albert Plateroti says:

    I got an email that tickets were now available but I don’t see it anywhere on this site does anyone know where I might be able to purchase them? My wife is insanely excited and is dying to go she even went through the trouble of convincing her boss from the funeral home to come

  51. Elsbeth says:

    We need an event in Atlanta!!!!! I want to go to one so bad but alas, I am only 15…

  52. Hannah mcclave says:

    Will there be another event in seattle? I cant really afford to go to boston and I livw in washington.

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