Let’s Talk About Death // Death Over Dinner
Of the many conversations we have throughout our lifetime, few carry more significance than those centered around death. How often do we explore our own mortality, what we fear or what we hope for during end of life care, and how we want to be remembered?
Inspired by the loss of their respective parents, Michael Hebb and his business partner Angel Grant created Death Over Dinner as a vehicle to encourage greater comfort and literacy around the one thing we all have in common. Since its inception, Death Over Dinner has grown into a global movement and spawned hundreds of thousands of dining experiences, a series of workshops offering keen insights on how to explore this topic within yourself and with loved ones, a book written by Hebb entitled Let’s Talk About Death (Hachette October 2018)
There's no one right way to talk about death, but in his workshops and conversations, Hebb shares time-tested explorations, ranging from spiritual to practical, from analytical to downright funny and surprising. By transforming the most difficult conversations into an opportunity, they become celebratory and meaningful—ways that not only can change the way we die, but the way we live.
About Michael Hebb
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.