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Celebrate and remember the family and friends you never want to forget.

What is a Memory Bash®?

A Memory Bash is an excuse to get together as a group — eating, drinking, and having a great time — while celebrating loved ones who have passed away in the company of others drawn to do the same.  Events are healing and joyful.

They’re also fabulous for bringing individuals, families, and communities closer together.

What does a Memory Bash actually look like?


MEMORY BASH® MEMORY BOOK


MEMORY BASH TOASTS


MEMORY BASH SHOW & TELL


MEMORY BASH MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS


MEMORY BASH – MAKING MEMORY MAGNETS

What happens at a Memory Bash?

At a Memory Bash, your community will:

  • Experience a warm and celebratory atmosphere, with Allison as both speaker and facilitator (Ideal for a brunch or evening event)
  • Use technology to participate in fun, easy memory-preserving activities with their smartphones or tablets
  • Learn new ways to preserve a loved one’s handwriting, favorite words, and most reminiscent recipes
  • Share a short story about their loved one and what made them so special
  • Write a note of remembrance to be included in an international commemorative project

What type of organization benefits from hosting a Memory Bash?

This groundbreaking, interactive event is perfect for grief centers, hospices, hospitals, and faith groups.

Will I get media attention by hosting a Memory Bash?

Allison has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC. She’s been interviewed by Megyn Kelly, NPR’s John Hockenberry, and appeared at New York Open Center with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien. (Click here to view a few of her favorite interviews.) As one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience, Allison is frequently quoted in print and online, her perspective featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. Partnering with Allison on a Memory Bash enables your organization to pursue press in a whole new way. If you prefer Allison handles all media outreach, harnessing her 20+ year career in television news, you may want to consider her Gold package.

How much does it cost? How do I book Allison to run a Memory Bash?

The cost of a Memory Bash is determined by the package you choose — Silver or Gold. Silver is the most cost-effective because Allison will only lead the Memory Bash and promote the event across social media. The Gold package maximizes media exposure because Allison will also handle everything related to media outreach for your organization — writing the press release, determining a custom media list, pitching coverage to local and regional print, television, radio, and digital news outlets, and being available for all interviews before, during, and immediately following the Memory Bash. The Gold package also includes 10 FREE copies of Allison’s groundbreaking book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.

Memory Bash Silver

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1) 60 minute interactive Memory Bash (or keynote address)

2) 15 minute Q&A

3) Pre-event social media promotion: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

4) Book Signing and Meet & Greet immediately following Allison’s presentation

Contact me for pricing and scheduling. Excited to connect with you!

Memory Bash Gold

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1) 60 minute interactive Memory Bash (or keynote address)

2) 15 minute Q&A

3) Pre-event social media promotion: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

4) Book Signing and Meet & Greet immediately following Allison’s presentation

5) Pre-event press release written for your local media market — so you don’t have to!

6) Pre-event media outreach for TV, print, radio, and digital coverage (up to 15 hours) — so you don’t have to!

7) Allison agrees to be interviewed for all media coverage  — for best PR and marketing results!

8) Photo session with Allison to be used in future community outreach or uploaded to your website for all marketing following event — assures long-term, post-Memory Bash benefits!

9)  Post-event social media promotion: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — so the buzz can continue!

10) Post-event TV, print, radio, and digital media follow-up (up to 10 hours) — so you don’t have to!

11) 10 free, autographed copies of Allison’s latest book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive to offer the community — great for increasing attendance!

Contact me for pricing and scheduling. Excited to connect with you!

“Five months after Allison Gilbert’s uplifting presentation, I still have people telling me how much they loved it. Colleagues continue to thank me for bringing this innovative program to our community, many saying it was the best they’ve ever attended. Allison is warm and personable and offered creative and practical ways to remember loved ones who have died. I recommend her highly.”

— Thom Dennis, LCPC, CT
Bereavement Services Coordinator, NorthShore Hospice

NorthShore University HealthSystem

“Hosting a Memory Bash with Allison Gilbert was an outstanding way to reach out to our community. Allison offered innovative and practical ways for families to honor and remember loved ones who have died. Participants were highly engaged, and children had the chance to create their own keepsake to take home. The afternoon was a wholly uplifting intergenerational event. It brought families together to share their grief, their memories, and their love!”

— Lisa Schmitt

Executive Director

New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley

“The Memory Bash was a such a gift to our grieving families. I highly recommend Allison’s uniquely designed program!”

— Aubrie Hills, MA, LCSW, CT

Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice of the South Shore 




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