celebrate life

Beautiful Dying Expo’s mission is to expand awareness and encourage meaningful conversation, demystifying the process of dying and death by bringing industry experts together to share current tools, new ideas and resources with the public.

During the Day of the Dead weekend you have the opportunity to connect with end-of-life industry experts through interactive workshops, panels and an exhibition showroom. Our evening event showcases Stephen Jenkinson, founder of Orphan Wisdom.

Expo opens at 9:30 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Our evening event is from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Meet Industry Professionals

You’ll meet doctors, nurses, ombudsmen, social workers, lawyers, scientists, physicists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, therapists, massage therapists, as well as healers, psychics, shamans, death midwives and death doulas, psychopomps and music thanatologists.

Attend Workshops

Take actionable steps and gain the knowledge you need to plan your final celebration, as well as tools and connections for all the end-of-life needs for you or your family members.  Enter the Expo and discover amazing tools and resources available to you, that perhaps, you didn't even know existed.

We hope this expo will bring you clarity and a feeling of accomplishment to make good choices for yourself and your loved ones. Come to the Beautiful Dying Expo and find ways to navigate through this journey called life. 
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Michele Little
Beautiful Dying Expo Founder
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Meet dozens of Exhibitors sharing their wares, products, and services to make your final days exactly how and what you want it to be. 

 Take the time to attend one of the many workshops offered throughout the Expo. These classes are designed to help you plan the end of your life and ensure no questions go unanswered.

Help share your vision and end-of-life expertise with the public when you sponsor the Beautiful Dying Expo and Trade Show this November! 

Where to Stay

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Alluring and inspired by maritime culture, the distinctive coastal influence is clear the moment you arrive at our 30-story waterfront hotel. Featuring newly renovated guest rooms that are authentically San Diego in their design, our hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. We are also situated across from the Padres’ Petco Park and the bustling Downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Enjoy stunning bay and city views, relaxing leisure facilities, extensive meeting space, and unique dining venues.

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Countdown to the Beautiful Dying Expo

November 2, 2019

San Diego Convention Center

The Next Room Podcast with Jane Asher, Featuring Michele Little, Founder of The Beautiful Dying Expo 

Listen to “Death’s Door with Dr. Karl Steinberg” on The Next Room Podcast with Jane Asher. 

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper’s beautiful conversation about grief


Beautiful Dying Expo is a Project under IVAT Centers, a California, not-for-profit 501(c)3 Organization TIN #75-2401334

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