The Digital Legacy Conference, 2023
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RECAP: The Digital Legacy Conference 2021 place on the 5th October 2021. Last year’s annual conference will once again featured as partof the European Association of Palliative Care’s World Congress. The theme of the Digital Legacy Conference 2021 was ‘PalliCovid & Exploring New Dimensions’.
The world we knew has changed. COVID-19 has unleashed chaos and the new normal is yet to be defined. The importance that communication technologies have had on our lives and the ways in which people think about death, say their goodbyes and remember their loved ones is changing.
“I tell you: one must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in yourselves.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Nilay Erdem, Facebook Stakeholder and Engagement EMEA speaking at the Digital Legacy Conference 2019, EAPC 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
Despite the chaos, moving and memorable moments have taken place. Compassionate, person centred care by professionals, final goodbyes being said through mobile phones and care home residents being reunited with their loved ones following months of social distancing measures.
Palliative care, healthcare and social care professionals have developed new, online communication skills, innovations have launched and grieving online is becoming normalised.
Jennifer Muldowney, Glam Reaper speaking at the Digital Legacy Conference 2018 at Lets-Imagine New York in Siena College, New York USA.
What to expect
The Digital Legacy Conference 2021 will examine how COVID-19 has changed and accelerated society’s attitudes and behaviours in relation to end of life planning, death and bereavement. It will review the impact of COVID-19 on Palliative Care (#PalliCovid) whilst ‘exploring new dimensions’ in the online and digital space.
Following a series of conferences in London, New York and Berlin the Digital Legacy Association will be running this year’s Digital Legacy Conference online. The event will be streamed from Michael Sobell Hospice, London and available simultaneously on the Digital Legacy Association website and on the EAPC website. The conference will include an array of international speakers sharing their experiences, discussing research, highlighting new ways of working and examining areas of best practice.
Who is the Digital Legacy Conference for?
Everyone is welcome to attend however the information shared is especially relevant to social care, healthcare, palliative, hospice, bereavement, legal, policy makers, academics, charity and funeral professionals.
Call for speakers
The call for abstracts has now closed.
The Digital Legacy Conference is a not for profit event run by the Digital Legacy Association. It is able to take place each year due to the kind support provided by sponsors, supporters and volunteers. If you or your organisation is interested in sponsoring the Digital Legacy Conference 2022 please call +44 (0) 20 3286 6812 or email: email@example.com
Dr Ros Taylor MBE and Professor Mark Taubert speaking at the Digital Legacy Conference 2019, EAPC 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
Who organises the Digital Legacy Conference
The Digital Legacy Conference is a not for profit event run by the Digital Legacy Association. It is able to take place each year due to the kind support provided by sponsors, supporters and volunteers. If you or your organisation is interested in sponsoring this year’s conference please call +44 (0) 20 3286 6812 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Legacy Conference is ran and organised by The Digital Legacy Association. The Digital Legacy Association is a global organisation dedicated to raising standards and developing best practices in areas relating to digital assets planning and digital legacy safeguarding.
This year’s conference is being ran in partnership with The European Association of Palliative Care (The EAPC)
The EAPC is a Europe-wide membership organisation, which has lobbied and advocated for, and positively impacted on, the development of palliative care throughout Europe and beyond.
This year’s Digital Legacy Conference will be managed and streamed from Michael Sobell Hospice.
Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses in and around Middlesex, Hertfordshire and North London.
Delegates who register for the EAPC World Congress will also be granted free access to the live stream of this year’s Digital Legacy Conference. A limited number of tickets are available for those who do not plan attend EAPC’s World Congress. These can purchased for £20 by clicking here.