Past Events



End Well 2023: It's About Time

What an incredible day!
On November 16, 2023, we gathered together to hear personal stories and share essential information about how we can shift the culture around all things end of life. 

Watch our Live Stream Replay for talks from:
Yvette Nicole Brown, Amanda Kloots, Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, J.J. Duncan, Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Harry Hudson, Ai-jen Poo, Dr. Ira Byock, D.S. Moss, Hadley Vlahos, Laurel Braitman, Claire Bidwell Smith, Dr. Anthony Back, Darnell Lamont Walker, Hui-wen Sato, Hal Hershfield, Katrina Spade, Adimika Meadows Arthur, Remington Rhodes, Simon Davies, Pieter Deknudt and Louie Schwartzberg. (Tig Notaro coming soon!)

End Well 2023 was made possible by our presenting sponsor, The Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine

With additional support from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Harnisch Foundation, Compassion & Choices, Prisidio, White Rose Aqua Cremation and the Simms/Mann Foundation. 

End Well 2021: The End In Mind

In October 2021, we gathered virtually for a wide-ranging conversation about the potential for psychedelic-assisted therapy to reduce existential fear and suffering during serious illness and at end of life. 

Speakers included: Melissa Etheridge, Van Jones, Rabbi Steve Leder, Dr. Stephen Ross,  Rick Doblin, Dr. Chris Adrian, Anthony Bossis, Dr. Mellody Hayes and many more.

End Well 2020: Take 10

In December 2020, we convened virtually for a full-day focused on finding solace, building solidarity and sharing solutions when it comes to serious illness, caregiving, loss, grief and end of life. 

Speakers Included: Dr. Atul Gawande, Maria Shriver, Roger Daltry, Blair Underwood, Andy Cohen, Paula Stone Williams, Justin Baldoni, Hank Willis Thomas, Soledad O’Brien and many more.

End Well 2019: Bridging Divides

In December 2019, we gathered together in San Francisco for a jam-packed day focused on how we might break down the siloes in and out of healthcare and invite more people into the movement to make end of life, part of life.

Speakers Included: Meghan McCain, Tim McGraw, Esther Perel, Alua Arthur, Dr. B.J. Miller, Yoko Sen, Adam Hayden, August de los Reyes and many more.

End Well 2018: The Heart Of The Matter

In December 2018, we gathered together in San Francisco for a solutions-focused day about how we might address fundamental challenges to make ending well possible for all.

Speakers Included: Maya Shankar, Alicia Garza, Justin Baldoni, Michael Murphy, Dr. Bon Ku, Caitlin Doughty, Dr. James Doty, Jeremie Saunders, Kai-Fu Lee and many more.


End Well 2017

In December 2017, we launched End Well with the first-ever conference bringing together healthcare, design, architecture, music, innovation, policy and more.

Speakers Included: Dr. B.J. Miller, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Anthony Bossis, Dr. Jessica Zitter, Andrew MacPherson, Torrie Fields, Dr. Dawn Gross and many more.