Exploring the Science and Spirit of Death and Beyond
Now in our 11th year!
After canceling our 2020 conference due to Covid 19,
we are planning to host the conference LIVE again in 2021.
Of course we have no idea what Covid conditions will be like at that time,
so we're also planning to present it as a livestream.
Registration will open in January 2021.
Scroll down for our fantastic lineup of presenters and teachers.
And please SUBSCRIBE to stay informed as plans progress.
Since 2010, The Afterlife Conference has served as an educational, social and spiritual gathering place for those seeking to learn more about death and beyond. While other conferences have followed our lead over the years, we maintain the distinction of being the original Afterlife Conference.
Each year we unite the disciplines in exploring the survival of consciousness after death, working with hospice professionals, physicians, mediums, clergy, counselors and alternative healers to offer a deeper understanding of death and beyond.
2021 Conference Highlights
. APA Continuing Education Credits
. Certificates in Death Midwifery
. Unique In-Depth Workshops
. Multi-cultural perspectives on death, dying and the afterlife
. Sacred ceremonies and guided shamanic journeying
. Grief sharing sessions throughout the weekend
. Receptions for networking with presenters and attendees
. Lunch and dinner banquets on Friday and Saturday
. Academic research on near-death experience,
deathbed visions, bereavement and beyond
2021 Keynote Presentations
Friday June 25
Saturday June 26
Ken is senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, and one of today's leading voices in end-of-life care, death awareness and bereavement. His recent research on the mystical experiences of the dying is opening doors for spiritual practitioners such as death doulas, mediums and shamanic healers to offer their services in mainstream settings. His talk will identify various types of extraordinary spiritual experiences of the dying, and the value of these experiences in helping with the dying and grieving process. Included in our CE Track
In-Depth Workshop Presenters
In our in-depth workshops, you will learn about mystical practices for working with grief, spiritual self-care, meditation techniques, out-of-body journeying, multi-cultural understandings of what happens when die, instruction in after-death communication, and much more.
PLEASE NOTE! In addition to these workshops, many of the workshop presenters are also offering 75-minute presentations that are
included with general admission to the conference.
Alua Arthur is a professional death doula and attorney specializing in end-of-life planning and sacred practices for death and dying. She is offering a full-day pre-conference workshop/death doula training. Included in our CE track.
Linda Fitch - Our resident shamanic practitioner since 2012, Linda is offering a workshop on dream journeying and interpretation. She practicing shaman who has studied and worked with the Inka medicine men and women of Peru for nearly two decades.
Karen Wyatt, MD is a hospice physician who is developing an initiative to integrate spirituality into traditional medical practice. She is the host of the End-of-Life University podcast, and co-host of the Ask Doctor Death podcast.
Thomas John is a global psychic medium sensation who has wowed audiences across the world with his impressively accurate messages from the other side.
Hosting sold-out events such as A Night with Spirit, Spirit Circles and Dinner with the Dead,Thomas John is one of the nation’s most coveted psychic mediums. Bi-coastally based, his gifts continue to be in high demand with influencers, A-list celebrities, and those at crossroads in life from coast to coast and around the globe.
At the conference he will be providing gallery-style audience readings on Sunday morning, and a small group spirit circle on Sunday afternoon (by reservation only), as well as private readings by appointment.
In addition to the breakout sessions offered by the workshop presenters described above, the following teachers will also be sharing their wisdom about spiritually-transformative experiences, end-of-life care, bereavement, and what happens after we die.
David Steinhorn MD, is a pediatric critical care specialist whowill be presenting with shamanic practitioner Jana Din on using shamanic journeying in critical care settings, particularly in support of dying children and their families
Jana Din, PhD Jana has provided more than 100 shamanic healing services for critically ill and dying children with Dr. David Steinhorn. They will be discussing how shamanic journeying can help children at end-of-life.
Brian Smith - After the sudden death of his 15-year-old daughter, Brian began organizing programs for group of bereaved parents throughout the U.S. In his presentation, he will discuss Creating Community After Child Loss, and will be facilitating grief sharing sessions throughout the weekend.
Susan Wisehart, MS, LMFT was trained by Dr Brian Weiss and Michael Newton in past life and life-between-lives regression. She will discuss current regression hypnosis research based on more than 7,000 research subjects.
Jeff Black, MD, MDiv - is a psychiatrist who is also trained as a hospice chaplain, shamanic practitioner and clinical ayurvedic specialist. He will be discussing the use of shamanic practices in clinical settings.
Stephen Findlay, MDiv, BCC is a chaplain at MD Anderson Cancer Center who has helped thousands of people cope with death and grief. He will introduce us to The Laughter Yoga Wake, a unique way to promote harmony and healing when facing the loss of a loved one.
Pati Pellerito - As a certified sound healing therapist, Pati is offering a presentation on Vibrational Medicine for Grief Recovery and Transformational States that includes a guided sound meditation. Included in our CE Track.
Exclusive VIP Opening Night Fundraising Reception
Mingle with the Mediums!
Join us on Thursday evening for a private reception and fundraising event where you can meet and mingle with our featured mediums, Suzane Northrop and Austyn Wells!
There are only 20 tickets available for this exclusive gathering, so register soon to secure your spot. Ticket price includes a buffet with wine, beer and soft drinks, and the chance to be selected for a message when Austyn and Suzane offer a gallery-style audience readings.
Choose the "VIP Reception" ticket
on our REGISTRATION PAGE
Sacred Ceremony and Healing Practices
Many of our presentations feature instruction in creating sacred ceremonies and rituals, and each year we close the conference with a heart-opening ceremony facilitated by our resident shamanic practitioners. The closing ceremony helps us re-integrate into the mundane world after a weekend deeply steeped in spiritual work.
Panel Discussions and Q&A Sessions
Opening Night Speakers Q&A
Each year we kick off the conference with a question-and-answer session with selected speakers. This gives you chance to get to know their work and choose which presentations you want to attend over the weekend .
Heaven: A History
Another conference favorite, this panel explores death practices and views of the afterlife from a variety of cultural and religious perspectives throughout world history.
Conscious Dying in Clinical Settings
This is one of our most popular presentations, and is especially relevant to end-of-life professionals, chaplains, caregivers and clinicians of all kinds. This year’s panel will explore how to bring inclusive spirituality and mindfulness into private practice, ICU, ER, nursing home and in-patient hospice environments. Included in our CE TRACK.