Welcome to our calendar of events for winter 2020, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!

A NOTE REGARDING EVENTS: In an effort to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19, many countries have placed restrictions on public events and gatherings, as well as travel. As of March 13th, we will not be listing public events for the time being, in the interest of public health and safety.


Into the Night – Portraits of Life and Death, a documentary featuring Caitlin, is available to watch on Hulu.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs Book Tour: Stay tuned for announcements about Caitlin’s book tour in fall of 2020.

Writers Live! on February 5th, 2020 in Baltimore.



Death Salon is the event series of The Order. There is no Death Salon scheduled for 2020 as we are working on creating a new model that will be accessible to more people.  To be notified of updates and  future events, please sign up for our mailing list.



Sarah  Fornace’s Manual Cinema will be performing their adaptation of the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation in various cities throughout the summer. Full details available on their calendar.

Sarah Chavez will be talking death, sex, and magic at Your Magic Live! on February 15, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Dr. John Troyer will talk about Memorial Tattoos, on March 8th, at Arnos Vale Cemetery, in Bristol, U.K.


From the Hostile Terrain exhibit.

Fall 2019/winter 2020 DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS

Cannibals: Myth and Reality will be on exhibit through 2020 in San Diego, CA.

Hostile Terrain, a global exhibit about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border. Various dates and locations around d the U.S. Dates through 2020.

Cemetery Tours with Allison Meier, ongoing at various locations in NYC.

The Cemetery Club and Queerly Departed, ongoing tours in London.

The Nest an immersive theatrical experience, inspired by video games on grief and loss. In Los Angeles, January and February 2020.

Dance of the Dead Tour on January 9th, 2020 in London.

You’re Going to Die’s 10th Anniversary Event in San Francisco, on January 18th, 2020.

About Dying Festival in Toronto, January 17th-26th, 2020.

EXIT Architecture: Speculations For the Hereafter in Brookly, NY, January 2nd-February 7th, 2020.

Horror Floral presents: Suffering Organic Impairments, in Elgin, IL, February 7th-29th, 2020.

In Memoriam exhibit explores what architects would design for their own graves. In New Haven, CT, February 20th through March 28th.

PAST DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS: Winter 2017 – Summer 2018

Queer Cultural Center’s A History of Violence Exhibit explores of the social and political context of violence against and within queer communities, opens June 7th, in San Francisco, CA.

Ebony G. Patterson‘s exhibit, they were…  examines the underlying issues of violence and visibility. On view through April 1st, in Normal, IL.

Queer Death Studies Workshop will focus on Death and Dying in a Queer Context for their third year. May 30th and 31st in Sweden.

Nora Menkin will be performing at She is FIERCE: stories from the genderqueer and female perspective, CRIMINAL edition, on April 6th & 7th, in Seattle, WA.

Angela Hennessy’s Where and When I Enter features woven, crocheted and braided synthetic and human hair sculptures that boldly reclaim delicate Victorian-era crafts of mourning ritual, layered with signifiers of race, femininity and sensuality. Through December 2nd, San Francisco, CA.

Artist Lisa Nilsson will discuss her practice in creating paper quilled work for Connective Tissue on December 12th, in Philadelphia.

Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hairwork, a new exhibit will open at the Mutter Museum on January 18th, in Philadelphia.

The Afterlife of Pets will take place in a pet aquamation facility where visitors will learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition. February 3, Seattle, WA.

Still…Till – Why Then? What Now? A series of events examining the death of Emmett Till, and the circumstances like community and systemic racism, that contributed to his murder. In Chicago, IL, every Tuesday in February.

A Wake For Jeremy Bentham (yes, that Jeremy Bentham and his head). Gather to discuss the role of death and grief in society, in London, on February 15th.

Black in Brooklyn is a tour celebrating the unique stories of Black lives in Green-Wood Cemetery. In Brooklyn, NY on February 17th.