Call for Presenters: Beginning Again Retreat

Have you healed after caring for a family member who died? Have you found your new beginning after the death of a family member?

If so, we’d love for you to join us a presenter during our Beginning Again Retreat to share your insights and coping strategies to help those whose family member recently died.

Our virtual retreat will take place on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT, 7 a.m. PT). Sessions will last either 25 minutes or 50 minutes.

Daily Focus

Our retreat theme is Reflect, Receive, Recover. Throughout the day, we’ll offer sessions that relate to a particular focus:

  • Our Home. How do we adjust our home to honor our family member while creating a space for us to grieve and find our way forward?
  • Our Work. How do we do our work even as we grieve? How can our work reflect our current values and priorities? How can our career help our advocacy work?
  • Our Loose Ends. How do we stay organized as we settle our family member’s estate and close out details relating to our family member’s life and death?
  • Our Selves. How do we take care of our bodies, minds and souls as we consider what could be our next steps in our lives?

We’d love for you to submit a proposal that takes inspiration from our theme. For instance, perhaps you share an exercise that attendees can use to reflect on their experiences that leads to forgiveness.

Presenter Eligibility

To be one of our presenters, you:

  • Have helpful perspectives or coping strategies that you gained as you adjusted to life after your family member’s death.
  • Feel comfortable presenting via Zoom.
  • Want to help others during their grieving and healing process.
  • Are available October 29 to be scheduled for a session.
  • Agree to have your session recorded so we can make its archive available to registrants.
  • Will honor our deadlines to ensure the best experience for attendees possible.

If you are selected, we will promote you and your session to create visibility for your work. Deadline to submit a proposal to present is September 16.

Presentation Specifics

You can submit a proposal to:

  • Present a topic on your own.
  • Organize a panel of your friends and/or colleagues to discuss a topic of interest to you. (Please note: If you choose to organize a panel, you must include the bios and photos for each panelists at time of submission.)
  • Join one of our existing panels which includes:
    • The Life Span of Grieving: We’ll form a panel of individuals who talk about their grief a few weeks after a family member’s death, a few months and a few years.
    • My Career Change: We’ll organize a panel to share how individuals switched careers after a family member’s death.
    • My Advocacy Work: We’ll organize a panel of individuals who now advocate to improve the lives of others.

Presentations and panel discussions can be 25 minutes or 55 minutes in length.


Deadline to submit your proposal is September 16; we’ll notify you on September 19 if your presentation or panel was selected. Submit your proposal to present via our form, below.

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Beginning Again Presenter Submission
Please complete our form, below, to be considered a presenter for our Beginning Again Retreat, which happens October 29,
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