Before I Die NM Festival 2021

The fifth annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival will include online and in-person events in Albuquerque. Events for 2021 are scheduled from October 30, Create a Great Funeral Day, to November 2, All Souls Day. As in years past, the Before I Die New Mexico Festival will include:

  • Panel discussions and speakers related to end-of-life issues;
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of funeral homes and cemeteries;
  • Entertaining sessions with film clips and storytelling performances;
  • Death Cafe discussions;
  • And much more!

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Videos of past festival sessions are available at this page at

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The 2021 Sponsors of the Before I Die Virtual Festival

These companies and organizations make the Before I Die NM Festival possible.

A portion of the sponsorship proceeds and ticket sales from the Before I Die NM Festival will be donated to 501(c)(3) charitable partner, Historic Fairview Cemetery, established in Albuquerque in 1881. The cemetery is the final resting place of 12,000 individuals, with remarkable stories reflecting the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the United States of America. The website is

The festival is coordinated by Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and the Doyenne of Death®. Festival sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling Gail Rubin at 505-265-7215.