End of Life Industry Experts

This event is a completely new and unique trade show specifically designed for learning and planning your end-of-life journey. Meet exhibitors from all areas surrounding End-of-Life Care including Palliative Care, Hospice, In-Home Funerals and vigils, and much more.

October 31st - November 1st 2020 in San Diego, California (location TBD)


Providing life changing services for San Diego.

Thank you 2019 exhibitors

Acupuncture For Pets

"Promoting health through balance of body, mind, heart and spirit." Dr. Liz Fernandez understands that every being is a sacred expression of LOVE. Our relationships with all other beings is where this LOVE blossoms. As we CHOOSE to focus our time and energy on growing these relationships, the world is a more loving place.

Helping patients discover when it is the right time to say goodbye to a beloved pet is a specialty of Dr. Fernandez. Her book "Sacred Gifts of a Short Life: Uncovering the Wisdom of Our Pets End of Life Journeys" provides a sense of calm in the midst of these difficult events.

Compassion & Choices

Planning for end-of-life is a deeply personal process. The California End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016 after Compassion & Choices launched an ambitious campaign to pass the law, but our work didn’t stop with enactment. Compassion & Choices has been on the ground working to implement the law by ensuring access for terminally ill residents, and working to educate healthcare providers about the end-of-life option — all while fighting legal challenges to the law. Discover what your rights are and the choices available to you today.

Dannie Engwert

Author and artist Dannie Engwert is a constant learner, with a degree in psychology and certificates in education and thanatology (the study of grief). She is a fiber artist, greeting card creator, artist facilitator, and the author of Good Grief, a photo book of mandalas made from household items. She shares her experiences of living with loss and grief in workshops around the country. Dannie lives on the south coast of Massachusetts and invites you to play, create, and find joy in your way.

Eternal Hills Memorial Park

Located in the beautiful city of Oceanside, Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park belong to the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Eternal Hills, you get not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated establishments but also the value you deserve.
As Dignity Memorial® providers, we believe there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life. Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one, or making your own arrangements in advance, the celebration of a lifetime begins with Dignity Memorial’s compassionate funeral planners. As North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation, and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial network cares for thousands of families each year. What does that mean to you? Our associates feel that funerals and memorial services should be as unique as the individual they honor. We help families create meaningful memorials to truly celebrate the life of their loved one.

Elivia Melodey

Reverend Elivia Melodey teaches many creative paths to healing and awareness. She has assisted thousands of people to create healthier minds, bodies and spirits through her music, classes & works. Her keen analytical ability translates spiritual & vibrational healing concepts into a practical approach.
As a leader in the field of Sound Healing, Elivia Melodey is also the founder of the Crystal Vibrations Music Label, which has produced four critically acclaimed albums. She is an established recording artist whose deeply soothing and meditative crystal bowl music is used in spas, healing and spiritual centers worldwide. Her collection of instruments contains over forty-five singing crystal bowls and other unique musical instruments from around the world. As a Master of Crystal Sound, she has been credited with creating an entirely new genre of healing music.

Final Exit Network

We are a US national volunteer organization, with approximately 3000 members across the United States. We are led by active volunteers who provide board leadership, training, give speeches, advocate for our beliefs and provide exit guide services for approved applicants. FEN is a 501 (C)(3) tax qualified organization. We are a member of the World Federation of Right to Die Society and keep abreast of worldwide activities in the death-with-dignity movements around the world. We, like other death-with-dignity organizations such as Compassion and Choices and the Death with Dignity National Center, support working to change the laws of the land, but FEN does not actively pursue legislative change. We feel that the current Death-With-Dignity laws are necessary, but not sufficient to meet the needs of a multitude of people who are excluded by the provisions of these existing laws. Our primary focus is supporting approved applicants.


Our Mission is to promote violence-free living by improving the quality of life for individuals on local, national, and international levels by sharing and disseminating vita information, improving cross-discipline collaborations, conducting research and trainings, and providing direct clinical and forensic services, program evaluation, and consulting. Who We Are IVAT serves as a one-stop shop working to end violence. Founded in 1984 as the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI), IVAT has grown to encompass all areas of interpersonal violence, abuse, and trauma and to bridge the gaps between research, practice, policy, and advocacy. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with a satellite office in Honolulu, HI, we stand with all who work for equality and peace.

Joshua Tree Memorial Park

Learn about the benefits and service options of a green option, natural burial. Joshua Tree Memorial Parks natural burial areas offer the promise of a more spiritual journey. A closing of the circle between life in death – natures process.
More and more, people are looking for eco-friendly, affordable, and personally meaningful ways to do just about anything and everything. Natural burial (green burial) and the natural processes leading up to a loved ones placement in the ground mirrors, for many, the way in which they strive to live their lives – environmentally responsible and in harmony with nature. For some, natural “green” burial represents the closing of the circle between birth and death by being buried without encumbrances or impediments signaling a return to simpler practices and simpler times.

LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care

For years, LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care has been honored to provide hospice and palliative care for patients throughout San Diego County. We have an interdisciplinary team of dedicated healthcare professionals, including Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Spiritual Care Counselors and Hospice Aides. We are here to assist you with all of your individualized needs and to support the loved ones around you. Whether you need assistance with bathing, advice on medication management, or you need a loyal companion to simply hold your hand, we are here for you, day or night. We also provide ongoing bereavement support for our patients’ families for a year after the loss of their loved ones. This is what LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care is all about: our family caring for your family.

San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care

The SDCCC strives to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans by promoting timely advance care planning and understanding of medical treatment options for chronic and serious illness, including palliative care, across the life span. We are working to ensure all people in San Diego County will have the opportunity to discuss their health care priorities with their loved ones, friends and healthcare providers, complete advance care planning documents, and feel empowered to make informed decisions so that they can receive the medically appropriate treatment they want to receive--and avoid medical treatment they do not want -- in alignment with their goals of care.

Seaport Home Health & Hospice

Our heartbeat at Seaport is to surround you and your family with life-changing care for every aspect of your journey. Our care is tailored to your needs and preferences whether you or your loved ones are recovery oriented, or just as you navigate life’s final chapter.
As a whole, hospice services are more effective the sooner we begin, so as to enhance the quality of life for both the patient and family through the dedication of an interdisciplinary team. This team will work with you to determine your needs, yielding the greatest benefit to you and your loves ones as it is our honor for you to invite us into this very private time and space.
If recovery is your mission, our home health team will take the time to focus on your goals, working with you to regain and establish safety not only within your home, but also within your confidence to function as independently as possible.
Above all else our desire at Seaport is to provide care that is anchored on being patient-centered, compassionate, and goes beyond your expectations. We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to serve San Diego county and the wonderful people who have made us part of their community.
Discover more at https://www.seaporthealth.com

UCSD School of Medicine

The Body Donation Program at the University of California, San Diego is committed to excellence in research and education. . In our contact with donors registering with the BDP or with the families of the donor, we provide service that is compassionate as well as competent.
Anatomical bequests are greatly appreciated as each contributes directly to new understandings. As you consider the option of donating your body to science, know that the need is great, and that your gift will be valued and honored. Your donation will play a critical role in helping medical students to master the complex anatomy of the human body and will provide researchers with the essential tools to help our patients of tomorrow.

Balboa Park Holistic Wellness Center

We believe that EVERY person has the capability to heal deep within themselves, and we know that modern life leaves most of us disconnected from our bodies so we forget how to tap into that power within us. Our practice is based on empowering people to reconnect with their innate ability to heal.
We use acupuncture, nutrition counseling, supplements including vitamins, amino acids, and herbs, bodywork, cupping, and electrical stimulation to give your body everything it needs – including a “swift kick in the pants” – to turn on its powerful healing capability

Conscious Dying Institute

Conscious Dying Institute responds to a deep collective call to give and receive life-affirming care before, nearing and after death. Our transformational on-site and on-line trainings renew the purpose and art of caregiving as a spiritual practice, awaken innate healing gifts and talents, and create beautiful rites of passage guided by wishes and choices of families and patients. We offer certificates across the US and Canada to become an End of Life Doula, Conscious Dying Educator, and Caritas Conscious Dying Coach.

DIY Dying

Our Death Midwifery Services are as follows; Initial Consultation, End of Life Documents Consultation, Getting to know you, Creating Sacred Space, Developing a Legacy, Vigil Planning, In-Home Vigil Support, Living Funeral and after death care. Our After Death Funeral Services are as follows; Home Funeral, Burial, Green Burial, Full Body Burial at Sea, Cremation Service and or Memorial Services. you may choose any of the services that you feel suits your needs or together we can create a service that is right for you.

Karen M. Wyatt, MD

Dr. Karen Wyatt is the bestselling author of the books The Tao of Death and What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, which contains stories of patients she cared for as a hospice doctor and the spiritual lessons she learned from them at the end of their lives. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University Podcast, which features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care.
She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us.

End-of-Life Choices California

End of Life Choices California provides information and personal support regarding California’s End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.
Discover how our Client Advocate Volunteers will work with you to thoroughly explain all the different options for dying well and how to achieve them. We provide advocacy and support for clients whose wishes are not being met or who are not getting adequate pain or symptom management. We will also meet with families to help facilitate discussions about the patient’s end-of-life wishes.

We are able to bring an experienced, calm, peaceful and reassuring presence on the day of planned death, to help review instructions and provide moral support and comfort to both the client and family. Assist in completing or understanding advance directives.

Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

Gabrielle Elise Jimenez, “Gabby” is a hospice nurse, a published author, a blogger and an acrylic artist. Gabby published her first book Soft Landing, which takes you on a journey through the difficult time she had going back to school and becoming a nurse and then finding true passion in working in Hospice. She shares stories about patients she has cared for and the lessons she has learned about life through death. She also has a blog, where she posts about whatever she might be feeling relative to her work for those at the end of their life.
Her goal is to educate, support, and encourage those who want to work in hospice, or might find themselves at the bedside caring for a loved one. And at the end of the day, she hopes to motivate people to feel less afraid to talk about death.

irreveRANT Productions: "INSPIRE POPUP - Inspiring All to Celebrate Life through the Arts"

"Sharing my personal stories has helped me through the emotional ups and downs of grieving the loss of my husband of 22 years. Writing "Goodbye Yellow Butterfly" and the album dedicated to Nik, in addition to finishing and releasing his album has been a part of my healing process, enabling me to finally come back to joy, and living life as a celebration with all of its ups and downs."
Penny Little is an author, artist, music and film producer. Penny was signed as a singer songwriter to Warner Brothers UK, touring Europe, the US and Japan. Penny's most recent book Goodbye Yellow Butterfly explores her grieving process after the death of her husband and musical partner Nik Green. Her Little Savage™ cartoon books are her "life in cartoons." Penny has facilitated creative arts workshops in music, movement and media for children and adults in Japan, the UK, the US and online. She is a founding member of People to People TV, has directed and produced numerous shorts and feature documentaries including the awarding winning “Electile Dysfunction,” “911 Dust and Deceit” and “Healing Journey."
irreveRANT Productions is a media production company for film, commercials,presentations and narrative development, event production, music recording, live sound and production, books and legacy projects.

Living Reef Memorial

"Born again through nature." A Living Reef Memorial is a man-made and designed, non-toxic artificial reef of 100% natural cast concrete that can include the cremated remains of a loved on and/or pets. A Living Reef Memorial creates new marine habitats for fish and many other forms of sea life.
Over the years, man has done a great deal of damage to the seas and oceans of our world. Many natural reefs have been destroyed and over fished. Establishing new reefs helps to take the pressure off the natural reef systems and help repair the damage that has been done by mankind. The Reef provides a nurturing environment for fish and other forms of sea life that are critical to the environment. Marine wildlife begins growing quickly and it soon becomes a permanent part of the ocean landscape.

Origami Owl Jewelry

My name is Monica Gastelum, Independent Designer with Origami Owl. I am a multi-passionate creative and entrepreneur that is excited about being a force for good and helping others to feel loved, motivated and empowered to reach their dreams!
Tell your story with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket. Choose the Charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket. With Origami Owl we help people connect with what matters most.

Soji Health

Soji Health is determined to pave the way for you to experience the many life changing benefits of Full Spectrum Hemp CBD, in all areas of your day to day. Our unique nano-liposomal delivery system provides up to 6X higher and immediate bioavailability than our competitors. The result being phenomenal products that truly work. We made sure to craft all of our products with Full Spectrum Hemp CBD that contains cannabinoids, as well as many beautiful botanicals, essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes. Unlike many competitors, we triple test each batch of Soji Health products with in-house and independent third party labs to ensure accurate and consistent milligram count. We also provide full copies of our Certificates of Analysis on our website. Soji Health's Collection of prestige CBD products consist of a full skin care regimen, several flavors of gummies, sublingual oils and we even have something for our favorite furry family members. We are committed to educating everyone and building our Soji Community so everyone can Soothe, Nourish and Nurture themselves. Your Way!

Thresholds Home and Family-Directed Funerals

Thresholds Home and Family-Directed Funerals is a socially and environmentally responsible nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering society, families, and friends to reclaim the sanctity of death through compassionate end-of-life care, education, guidance, and funeral service.
Thresholds is helping implement traditions and rituals used by our forefathers. A concept new to those of us keeping death at a "distance", Thresholds is intent on returning legitimate funeral arrangement authority to family, friends, and community.

VITAS® Healthcare

VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care.
At VITAS we care for patients with an interdisciplinary team comprising a nurse, physician, aide, social worker and chaplain. Other clinical professionals, from a music therapist to trained volunteer, may work with the team to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their family. Our teams design personalized care plans to ensure comfort, dignity and quality of life.
Most of the time, hospice care is brought to the patient at home, since home is where most seriously ill people want to be: in familiar surroundings with familiar routines and familiar faces.

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

All donations are tax-deductible

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