Gail Rubin, CT, Humorous Death Educator, TEDx Speaker

Even though we all die, less than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning. That means employees lose productivity, association members stress, unprepared family members scramble for information and financial resources, and no one knows what to do. It doesn't have to be that way. Gail Rubin can help your people be prepared for the only inevitability in life - and have fun doing it. Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, is a pioneering death educator who uses humor and film clips to teach about end-of-life issues. She's the award-winning author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die and Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die. She's also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival, an expert in Jewish funeral traditions, a breast cancer survivor, and film connoisseur.

TEDxABQ Talk A Good Goodbye by Gail Rubin, CT


1913 Morningside Dr NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
United States

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  • Workshops/Breakout Sessions
  • Entertainment/Film Appreciation
  • Consulting


4 Reviews
Nancy Starnes
Rockwall, TX
Downsize and Organize!

What a positive, informative and entertaining presentation Gail Rubin shared with a packed audience at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, Texas, on Tuesday, September 4th. Gail is professional and relatable. All those in attendance learned, laughed and left inspired! We continue to receive wonderful feedback from folks who are now motivated to take steps to downsize, organize, and get their end of life plans in place.

October 2018

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Chris Meredith
Humorous, Informed, Engaging!

"Gail’s knowledge, insight and wisdom in the funeral industry is above reproach. She’s a keynote speaker worth knowing about and booking at your next big event.”

September 2018

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Heather MacCurdy
Albuquerque, NM
Great Eco-Friendly Green Burial Talk

Gail Rubin is an engaging and humorous speaker who uses her talents to facilitate what can be a difficult conversation. Her presentation at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park highlighted the options available for eco-friendly, “green” burial in New Mexico. Our visitors, volunteers and staff were entertained as well as enlightened!

June 2018

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