Following the success of 'Death, Digital Demise, Community and our Digital Legacy' during 'Social Media Week 2013', we decided to run an annual event called 'The Digital Legacy Conference'.
Dr Mark Taubert: Clinical Director/Consultant in Palliative Medicine Velindre NHS Trust
The 1st Annual Digital Legacy Conference took place at University College London Partners (UCLP) on the 23rd May 2015. It brought together a range of academics and business professionals to help address areas relating to death and dying in today’s ever increasingly digitised world. The second Digital Legacy Conference took place in 2016 at St Joseph's Hospice in East London. The Digital Legacy Conference 2017 will take place in Cardiff (more information TBA soon).
Dr Mayur Lakhani: GP, Chair of the National Council For Palliative Care & Dying Matters
⇝ Some of the areas addressed in 2015 / 2016
The world ‘before the birth of Facebook’ (before Facebook/ BFB)
- Digital legacy
- Digital grief
- The role of the healthcare professional in relation to digital end of life planning
- 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
- Laws around digital assets and digital legacy
- Preparing for our own digital death
Image from Timeout ahead of the Digital Legacy Conference
The Digital Legacy Conference was devised and is ran by DeadSocial. It is free to attend and is a not for profit event.
Dr Korina Giaxoglou: Senior Lecturer in English Language & Communication at Kingston University London
Jack Rooke: Radio 1’s resident on-air expert in bereavement, resident artist of The Roundhouse and Soho Theatre’s Comedy Lab. Deputy Editor of The CALMzine (which raises awareness of the male suicide prevention charity CALM).
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