Talks & Conferences


Friday 18th November 2016
Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Conference, Dublin, Ireland
View a recording of the talk here:
Elke Barber’s Talk at the ICBN conference 2016

Some feedback from the day:
“Your presentation will stay with me for a very long time into the future. It evoked a visceral response and I felt like a small child who had listened to a parent reading me a really precious story. May the combination of your gifts of creativitiy, honesty, love and storytelling combine as you share your story with others. You model something beautiful and simple in its style that makes so much sense for those who experience such loss in their lives. Thank you so much. – Brid Carroll, Chair ICBN

Wednesday 16th November 2016
Mosaic Conference ‘Grief – A Child’s Journey’, Dorset, UK
Some feedback from the day:
“I am a local funeral director in Dorset and we already recommend your books to our clients. Being already familiar with your work I was prepared for your talk but was still blown away with how bravely and elegantly you were able to tell your family’s story. Thank you. I know your books have helped many children and parents at a difficult time in their lives.

Friday 21st October 2016
Staffordshire Children and Families Bereavement Alliance conference
“Supporting Grieving Children”, Stafford, UK
Some feedback from the day:
“Several members of our team were at the conference and they’ve all commented on how powerful, brave and informative your contribution was.” – Charlie O’Dell, The Dove Service
“Elke was excellent, her talk was very heart breaking, but powerful.”
“Loved Elke’s session. Honesty is best, as children get confused messages.”
“Loved, loved, loved Elke’s story telling.”

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Grampian Child Bereavement Network Conference, Aberdeen, UK
Some feedback from the day:
“Had heard so much about you and was not disappointed! The books are such an excellent resource – well done!” – Fiona Arnott-Barron, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
“What an amazing lady, and such fantastic books she has written. Thoroughly recommend.”



Wednesday 18th November 2015
CHUMS Child Bereavement & Trauma Service – Workshop for Professionals Working with the Under Fives (all training delivered by myself – all day event), Bedfordshire, UK

Wednesday 4th March 2015
CBUK (Child Bereavement UK) Conference, Edinburgh, UK



Friday 23rd May 2014
TEDxMuenster, Muenster, Germany click to watch TEDxMuenster Talk Elke Barber

TEDxMuenster talk Elke Barber

TEDxMuenster Elke Barber


Saturday 8th March 2014
WAY (Widowed and Young) AGM, Peterborough, UK