IMAGINE WEEK will spark conversations, break taboos, and harness the power of our creativity. It will deepen our experience of life and help us come to terms with the idea of death.
People from all backgrounds will explore major questions about life—and death—from different points of view and disciplines: philosophical, medical, social, artistic, and educational.
IMAGINE WEEK will showcase our communities’ diversity and creativity.
From healthcare to the visual arts, from architecture and music to the environment and commemorative rituals, IMAGINE WEEK has events that enrich and explore the vast range of our experiences.
IMAGINE WEEK is a path to understanding, learning, exchanging ideas, helping others, remembering friends, family and events, or simply a place to share feelings and experiences with others.
Are you involved in any of these fields?
Can your ideas about end-of-life issues help provide food for thought for others?
Add an event or activity to our program by completing the following form.
You can host almost any kind of event! It must help spark a conversation about end-of-life and align with our values of inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility. In addition, we encourage interdisciplinary experiences. But the content, format, and location for the event are entirely up to you!Type of Events include:
concerts • workshops • rituals • talks • games • conversations • food • meditations • end of life plans • performances • visual arts • dance • film • comedy • storytelling • plays • and more
The IMAGINE WEEK’s partners need to be self motivated and resourceful in order to make their event a reality. You are expected to produce all aspects of your event and promote it, including: create the event content; secure the venue; market and promote to attract an audience.
Do you enjoy being with people, greeting them, or guiding them?
Will you have some time to give to IMAGINE WEEK from October 14 to 20, 2019?
Why not join the IMAGINE WEEK team?
Complete the form and we’ll get in touch with you.
For most of us, conversations about the big questions of life and death are difficult. Death is inescapable, yet we spend so much time finding ways to avoid thinking about it, discussing it, or preparing for it. We push it away, as though it is not part of life at all… and so instead it becomes a time marked by fear and solitude.
This does not have to be the case.
IMAGINE WEEK will be an innovative and unifying experience to help each of us consider how we would like our walk through life to unfold, and what we’d like when we reach our final destination. Working closely with cultural, community, and religious organizations, as well as with the healthcare, social services, and education sectors, the Council on Palliative Care will share its experiences during IMAGINE WEEK, giving individuals and communities the tools they need to talk about life, death, and end-of-life issues.