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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Funeral Planning/End-of-Life Issues New Trends in Death Care Funny Films for Serious Subjects


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My Expertise

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, is a pioneering death educator who engages audiences to plan ahead for end-of-life issues.

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What I like to talk about

funeral planning, cremation, death care, dying, using funny film clips, Before I Die festivals, planning ahead for end-of-life issues

My Background

Certified in Thanatology: the study of death, dying and bereavement, Certified Funeral Celebrant, author of three books on end-of-life issues, TV/podcast host, member of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.


"Gail is about the only person I know that can make the subject of dying and death and funerals actually palatable." -- Larry Ahrens, Radio & TV Broadcast Host “Gail Rubin as The Doyenne of Death has an impressive pedigree. Her comprehensive understand of the world of ‘death care’ is amazing.” – Bob Yount, General Manager, Green Street Mortuary/San Francisco Columbarium “Several folks commented this was ‘one of the best’ programs they’d attended and that learning about this subject matter should be mandatory.” – Shelly Gordon, Program and Engagement Director, Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

Previous Speech Topics

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

Phaneuf Funeral Home Community Outreach

Oasis 50+ Presentation

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