☆☆☆ The 1st Annual, Digital Legacy Conference ☆☆☆
23rd May 2015: 3pm-7pm at UCL Partners, London.
Exploring death, digital legacy and bereavement in today’s increasingly digitised World
The conference explored how the internet has changed the way in which we remember and grieve forever. It also examined how our digital footprint will ultimately help determine both our legacy and our digital legacy when we die.
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A Snapshot of the Digital Legacy Conference 2015 can be viewed below
The full photo album can be viewed here
The Digital Legacy Conference followed in the footsteps of DeadSocial‘s Dying Matters Awareness Weeks Pop-Up Shops (2013 and 2014) and ‘Death, Digital Demise, Community and our Digital Legacy‘ that took place for Social Media Week 2013.
The Digital Legacy Conference is an annual, not for profit venture ran by DeadSocial. Its aim is to help provide knowledge for those working in the end of life sector and society at large.
Digital Legacy Conference 2015 speakers…
To find out about the subject matters each speaker addressed visit the speakers page.
NEW: Funeral Invitation Art Exhibition
The ‘RSVP’ a exhibition of funeral invitations also took place at the Digital Legacy Conference. It featured work from a 25 international artists. More information about ‘RSVP – An exhibition of funeral invitations’ can be viewed here.
The exhibition was curated by Joanna Shears
The Digital Legacy Conference 2015 was ran as part of:
Dying Matters aims to raise public awareness about the importance of talking openly about dying, death and bereavement and of making end of life wishes known. It is led by the National Council for Palliative Care
Every year in May, Dying Matters and coalition members host a fantastic range of events and activities around the country with the aim of getting people talking about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life.
DeadSocial are proud to be a coalition member and the Digital Legacy Conference was our offering 2015. To view our previous activities in 2013 & 2014 click on the relevant year. For an overview about our activities over the two years and to watch a video of our Dying Matters, YODO pop-up shop on Camden High Street click here
The Digital Legacy Conference is ran by:
DeadSocial is the end of life planning resource helping us to navigate to and through death in today’s connected world. They help empower both those planning their digital legacy and the recently bereaved. All the services DeadSocial provide are free. www.DeadSocial.org
The Digital Legacy Conference 2015 took place at UCL Partners Conference Room, London
The venue for the conference was provided by UCLPartners. UCLPartners is an academic health science partnership which aims to translate cutting-edge research and innovation into measurable health and wealth gains for patients and populations. The partnership is made of over 40 higher education and NHS members, and a central team providing operational support and clinical academic leadership through a not-for-profit company. To find out more visit http://www.uclpartners.com
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