Michael Hebb2019-10-14T12:00:09+11:00

Michael Hebb
Founder, Death Over Dinner

For the past 20 years Michael has been working to understand the secrets of human connection. His projects have turned into international movements and impacted millions. His second book “Let’s Talk About Death” published by Hachette/Da Capo was released in the U.S., U.K., and Australia in October last year.  Michael recently became a Partner at RoundGlass to further expand his efforts to impact global well being.

Michael is the Founder of Deathoverdinner.org, Drugsoverdinner.org, EarthtoDinner.org, WomenTeachMen.com and The Living Wake. He currently serves as a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts; and in the recent past as Senior Advisor to Summit Series, Theo Chocolate, Learnist, Caffe Vita, CreativeLive, Architecture For Humanity, ONETASTE and Mosaic Voices Foundation.

In 1997 Hebb co-founded City Repair and Communitecture with architect Mark Lakeman, winning the AIA People’s Choice Award for the Intersection Repair Project. In 1999 Michael and Naomi Pomeroy co-founded Family Supper in Portland, a supper club that is credited with starting the pop-up restaurant movement. In the years following they opened the restaurants clarklewis and Gotham Bldg Tavern, garnering international acclaim.

After leaving Portland, Hebb built Convivium/One Pot, a creative agency that specialized in the ability to shift culture through the use of thoughtful food and discourse based gatherings. Convivium’s client list includes: The Obama Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, TEDMED, The World Economic Forum, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, X Prize Foundation, The Nature Conservancy.

Michael is the founding Creative Director of The City Arts Festival, the founder of Night School @ The Sorrento Hotel, the founder of www.seder.today and the founding Creative Director at the Cloud Room. He served as a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Communication at the University of Washington. His writings have appeared in GQ, Food and Wine, Food Arts, ARCADE, Seattle Magazine and City Arts.

Presentation
Facing Mortality: How conversations about death can heal.
Michael Hebb, the Founder of international movement Death Over Dinner and author of Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) shares his journey bringing one of the great taboo topics into the mainstream. We will explore what is possible when we courageously face our own mortality; how improving our death literacy can deepen our skills as humans and clinicians, increase our capacity to love and even enrich our sense of humor. , Michael Hebb will lead us through tactical skills for this difficult and critical conversation. We will cover the practical realities of initiating the conversation, creating safe space, and examine our own beliefs, biases, fears and hopes.