Michael Hebb is an innovative and influential cultural figure, entrepreneur and activist, described by the New York Times as an "impresario and provocateur." He believes that the dinner table is one of the most effective (and overlooked) vehicles for changing the world.

For the past 20 years Michael has been following the mandate: my client is civilization. His projects have turned into international movements and impacted millions.  His new book "Let's Talk About Death" published by Hachette/Da Capo was released in October 2018 and is available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.

Michael is the Founder of Deathoverdinner.org, Drugsoverdinner.org, EarthtoDinner.org, WomenTeachMen.org and The Living Wake. He currently serves as a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts; and in the recent past as Senior Advisor to Summit Series, Theo Chocolate, Learnist, Caffe Vita, CreativeLive, Architecture For Humanity, and Mosaic Voices Foundation. 

Michael, a chef and architect by training, is the founder of Convivium – a creative agency that specializes in the ability to shift culture through the use of thoughtful food and discourse-based gatherings. Convivium has worked closely with many foundations/institutions including: The World Economic Forum, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, X Prize Foundation, FEED Foundation, TED, TEDMED, United Nations Foundation and The Nature Conservancy.

Congrats to Michael Hebb on his great new book “Let’s Talk About Death.” As the book shows, death has so much to teach us about how to live.
— Arianna Huffington

2018-2019 BOOK TOUR

Oct 18th Portland :: Powell’s Book Store. More Info

Oct 28th NYC :: ReImagine End of Life, Dinner and Talk at the Manhattan JCC. More Info + Tickets

Oct 29th NYC :: Let's Talk About Death - Book launch and conversation with Regena Thomashauer. More Info + Tickets

Nov 1st Mountain View :: GoogleX

Nov 2nd - 4th Kripalu :: Let’s Talk About Death Weekend Workshop. More Info and Tickets

Nov 12th San Francisco :: Evening book event and talk at California Institute of Integral Studies. More Info

Nov 15th Seattle :: Conversation with Lesley Hazleton and signing at Elliott Bay Book Company. More Info

Dec 4th Toronto :: Evening book event and death dinner with the International Death Symposium.

Dec 6th London :: Book event.

Jan 26th San Francisco :: Spark at The Battery, Book Reading and Death Dinner.

Feb 12th Boston :: Boston University School of Public Health Dean’s Symposium. More Info