Ellen Goodman gives a Ted Talk.

TED Talk featuring Ellen Goodman

Posted on 09/20/2016

While death may be anything but a “revolutionary idea,” the concept of being able to control how hard one’s death will be definitely has people talking. Which is exactly the point of The Conversation Project.

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of The Conversation Project, Ellen Goodman took the stage alongside 23 speakers of TEDxBoston for topics based on Revolutionary Ideas Revisited. In her lecture, “A good death — or a hard one? Let’s talk,” Goodman shared with a packed crowd how individuals and families can prepare for their own deaths and change the way our culture (poorly) handles death.

Check out her TED Talk below and consider sharing it on your social media feeds to spark change within your network of friends. It’s sure to get people talking.

4 Responses

  1. Margery Whiteman says:

    Would like to make this mission my work of the coming years. Any way I can be involved with the organization? I live in Albany, NY.

    • Laura Baker says:

      Hi Margery,

      I’m so glad to hear you want to get involved with The Conversation Project. I’ll make sure someone from our team reaches out to you soon!

  2. Eileen Palmer says:

    I too would like to be involved with this project. How do I get started? Thank you. E.P.

    • Laura Baker says:

      Hi Eileen,

      Check out our community resource center! It has great materials on everything from identifying partners to hosting events to videos and resources to share with your network and loved ones. Read our Community Getting Started Guide for ideas!

      Laura from The Conversation Project

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