- Parent Category: Blog
- Published: 25 March 2015
We are proud to announce our latest offering, The Digital Legacy Conference 2015.
The 1st Annual Digital Legacy Conference (#DigitalLegacyCon) will take place at University College London Partners (UCLP) on the 23rd May 2015. It will bring together a range of academics and business professionals to help address areas relating to death and dying in today’s ever increasingly digitised world.
Confirmed speakers range from practicing experts in law and end of life care to technologists and published authors.
The Digital Legacy Conference is one of the events happening as part of this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week. Dying Matters is a national coalition with a strong focus on people talking about dying, death, bereavement and making plans for their end of life.
Tickets to the conference are free and can be attained from www.DigitalLegacyConference.com/free-tickets
⇝ Call for speakers
Seven speakers have already been confirmed for the conference. Two speaking slots remain available should further, suitable speakers come forward. Those interested in speaking at the conference should email get in touch
⇝ What the Digital Legacy Conference hopes to address
We are living through the greatest period of change since the industrial revolution. Our end of life wishes, the way we prepare for death, remember the deceased and grieve have recently changed beyond recognition. The Digital Legacy Conference will explore some of these recent, behavioural changes and the subsequent impact on society at large. The areas examined will include:
- The world ‘before the birth of Facebook’ (before Facebook/ BFB)
- Digital legacy
- Digital grief
- Utilising technology to deal with death
- Digital memory loss
- Death in today’s digital world
- Motor neurone disease (MND) communication and digital legacy
- Funeral streaming
- UK Laws around digital assets and digital legacy
- Preparing for our own digital death
⇝ Press Release
Press and media can download the Digital Legacy Conference press release by clicking here.
⇝ About DeadSocial
DeadSocial is a social enterprise that addresses death in meaningful ways by harnessing the power of technology, communities, research and innovation. DeadSocial’s free ‘goodbye tool’ enables their users to create ‘goodbye messages’ consisting of videos, text and images. These are saved and only distributed to the user’s social media sites and their DeadSocial profile after death. In doing so, users are able to bring their digital lives to a managed ending.
⇝ About Dying Matters
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
⇝ About UCL Partners
The venue for the conference has been provided by UCLPartners. UCLPartners is an academic health science partnership which aims to translate cutting-edge research and innovation into measureable 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.
⇝ About Leveton & Sons
Beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic will be served thanks to Leverton & Sons funeral directors. Levertons have served North London and the surrounding areas for over 220 years. During this time they have continually adapted to the changing requirements of the communities in the area. Levertons latest innovation is the award winning ‘Eco-Hearse‘. The Eco-Hearse is able to travel 85 miles on a single charge and suited for those wanting a green funeral or cremation.
*We have space for one more supporter. The 'Superhero Supporter' (if found) will help pay for the confernece to be filmed, edited and much more. If you are the superhero we are looking for visit the supporters page.
The Digital Legacy Conference on the World Wide Web...
- Website: www.DigitalLegacyConference.com
- Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/440286642806009/?fref=ts
- Twitter account: https://twitter.com/DigitalLegacyCo
- Free tickets page: http://digitallegacyconference.com/free-tickets
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