"Before I Die" festivals are part of a growing social movement to foster reflection about how we as individuals and as a society manage death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end-of-life issues, we can improve the percentage of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. The “Before I Die” ABQ five-day festival has educational, entertaining elements such as field trips, art, movies, theater, panel discussions and Death Café conversations. The panel will consist of the following experts: Dr. Nancy Guinn, Medical Director of Presbyterian at Home and developer of the NM MOST form (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment, a document designed to help healthcare providers honor the treatment wishes of their patients); Jan Wilson, Compassion & Choices; Joan Gibson, The Conversation Project in New Mexico. Part II: Speakers include Dr. Aroop Mangalik, retired oncologist and author of “Dealing with Doctors, Denial, and Death”; Stacy Sacco, lecturer at UNM Anderson School of Management and TEDxABQ speaker; Shelley Drake, a death educator living with cancer.