The New York Open Center
presents

Spiritual, Scientific & Practical
Approaches to Living & Dying

OCTOBER 13 – 16, 2017
New York City | The New Yorker Hotel

The Art of Dying conference series speaks to the progressive awakening of our culture to a more conscious view of our own mortality. Death and dying are topics that are discussed with increasing openness and with an awareness that our view of death profoundly impacts our experience of life.

This conference will examine these matters from a holistic and inclusive perspective. We will engage with such essential questions as: How can we work more compassionately and intelligently with the dying? How can our own death and the death of those we love be faced with courage? Does consciousness survive death and, if so, what might we expect? How can we best prepare? How can death become much less frightening both for ourselves and for our loved ones? How can we develop more enlightened care for the dying even in our environment of technological medicine? How does a community support dying, and how can ritual around dying infuse community with meaning and connection?

This is the sixth in a series addressing these and other vital issues. It brings together important innovators in the field of death and dying, in palliative and hospice care. Many have a background in modern medicine, others speak from a more traditional or spiritual perspective. All expand our understanding of how to work best and most compassionately with the dying, and our attunement to death itself, the deepest of all mysteries. We invite you to join a wide array of participants including hospice workers, nurses, doctors, therapists, bereavement counselors, social workers and members of the general public to explore together a profound and heartfelt approach to the great matter of life and death.

LIVE Conference Pricing | Conference pROGRAM/FACULTY | General Information

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CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WORKSHOP?

The New York Open Center (NYOC) and Institute for Better Health (IBH)
have teamed up to offer:

A LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST of ART OF DYING CONFERENCE 6

Don’t miss out! Sign up for the live webcast and enjoy selected conference presentations from the comfort of your home. The webcast will be streamed at the times outlined, below, Eastern Time.

Live Video Webcast Conference Programming:

Plenaries: All Plenaries will be streamed: October 13, 14 and 15
Workshops:

  • Saturday AM Workshop – Robert Thurman
  • Saturday PM Workshop – Amy Cunningham
  • Sunday AM workshop – Alberto Villoldo
  • Sunday PM panel—Caring for our Dead; Grief, Remembrance & Sacred Ritual

FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: WEBCAST INFO/ REGISTRATION

Conference Price
Live Attendance Only

MAIN CONFERENCE PRICING GENERAL PUBLIC *SENIORS & STUDENTS SALE END DATE
Early Bird Price $450 $405 August 11
General Admission Price $495 $445 September 8
Final Admission Price $545 $490 October 13



PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINARS (OCT. 13) POST-CONFERENCE SEMINARS (OCT. 16)
Stephen Jenkinson Admission: $195 Simcha Raphael Admission: $150
Megory Anderson Admission: $150 Olivia Bareham Admission: $150
Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW Admission: $150 Peter Fenwick Admission: $150

*Please call registration at 212-219-2527 x2 to register and to send proof of age, email: registration@opencenter.org.




NOTES:

  • Pre- and Post-Conference Seminars (October 13 and 16) can only be purchased with the Main Conference Tickets
  • Pre- and Post-Conference space is limited. EARLY REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


SPECIAL NOTE: For those interested in attending the Pre- or Post- Conference Seminars ONLY, there will be a waitlist.

  • Call Registration at 212-219-2527 ext. 2 for more information
  • Space Pending/First Come; First Serve

General Information


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND LOCATIONS
The conference will be held at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue (at 34th Street). Attendees are offered a special rate ranging from $269 Single Rate to $319 Quad Rate. Hotel reservations must be made no later than September 15. The New Yorker is not only an historic hotel nestled in Midtown Manhattan surrounded by sights and sounds that are unmistakably New York, but it also provides the greatest convenience for conference participants. To reserve your room: Hotel Reservations or call 800-764-4680 to make your reservations. Please identify yourself as a conference participant when making your reservations.

PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE SEMINARS
Pre- and Post-Conference seminars on October 13 and October 16 will be held at the New York Open Center and are available to conference participants only. Non-conference participants can place their name on a waiting list by calling 212-219-2527 ext. 2. If space allows their participation, they will be notified the week of September 25.

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP PREFERENCES
You must indicate when you register online or by phone your conference workshop preference for each of the Saturday and Sunday workshop sessions. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

LUNCH
There will be a complimentary lunch and networking event on Saturday. We encourage participants to attend. Vegetarian options are available. Sunday will be a brown-bag day. We are also planning some additional programming during lunch on Sunday as well as book signings and some other possible activities throughout the weekend. Become part of our official Art of Dying FB page and stay updated on all of the conference developments.

SPECIAL RATE
We are offering a special rate starting at $405 for Seniors and Students. To receive this rate contact registration@opencenter.org and send proof of age in order to complete your registration or call 212-219-2527 Ext. 2.

SCHOLARSHIPS/WORK STUDY
A limited number of scholarships are available to those in financial need. There are also a number of work-study opportunities. Please contact artofdying@opencenter.org, to request an application.

CE/CME
This conference is approved for CE/CME credit for physicians, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare professionals through joint providership with the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Please visit www.opencenter.org for additional information. CE/CME credit is available for purchase for $50.  Please click the following link for complete the Art of Dying Conference CE Packet.

Grievance Statement

If you have a concern that has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact Ralph White at (212) 219-2527 x106.

ADA Accommodations Statement

Please contact Tisha at 212-219-2527 or Jen at (650) 851-8411 x102 for any special accommodation requests. All live workshop meeting rooms at both conference locations are wheelchair accessible.

CANCELLATION POLICY
September 29, 2017, is the final date by which you are eligible to receive a refund for registration cancellations. A $65 processing fee will apply to all cancellations and notice must be sent to registration@opencenter.org.

BOOKSTORE
A complete bookstore with presenters’ books and a wide variety of related items will be on the premises. Check your packet schedule for on-site book signings.

RECORDING
Recordings of the conference will be available. Please contact info@opencenter.org.

To speak with an Open Center representative, you may call 212-219-2527 ext. 2.

The Art of Dying Conference 6 is part of a series of successful conferences – breaking new ground for over 15 years – creating serious and impactful dialog on Spiritual, Scientific and Practical Approaches to Living & Dying.


Hear directly from some of our esteemed speakers briefly share, in the video clips below, some of their insights:



Art of Dying Conference 6 – Leslie Blackhall, MD, on Living and Dying
Art of Dying Conference 6 – Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, on Finding Meaning in the Dying Process
Art of Dying Conference 6 – Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, on the Importance of Physical Touch in Dying

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The Art of Dying Conference 6 is made possible through generous donations from the Virginia B. Toulman Foundation, the Friedman Family Foundation and from the families of Selma and Harold Beckelman and Connie and Monty Horst.

The Art of Dying Institute is an initiative of the New York Open Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the premier urban center for holistic learning, personal transformation, and professional development. Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved.