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Saturday through Wednesday, June 16-20, 2018
Doubletree Resort Paradise Valley Scottsdale
5404 Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona  85250

Key Dates and Deadlines •  Please Check Back for Updates and Additional Activities

  • Call for Submissions:  Deadline 15 December 2017.  The online form for the Call for Presentations will be made available in the September 2017.
  • Registration: Opens in October.  Early Bird, Presenter, Member discounted rates available.
  • Room Reservations: Block discount and reservation instructions will be provided in October.  Special IASD rates for this resort hotel are $89/night. Reservation cutoff date 1 June 2018.

The Venue • is in a beautiful resort hotel near the heart of Scottsdale where we have negotiated a low $89 cost per room night. It is also a perfect location for attendees who want to stay over a few days to drive the high country loop to the many destination sites in Arizona such as the Grand Canyon, the red rocks and canyons of Sedona, the old Western towns and Native American historical sites (see pictorial map below). The hotel is 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. We have negotiated the same discount rate for 3 days before and after the conference for attendees who want to take advantage of the local attractions.

The Conference • will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 150 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to the enjoyment of the location.

Call for SubmissionsThe online submissions system will open in September. High quality proposals are invited that fall into any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Culture and History; and Mental Imagery. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Poster Papers.  IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. All submissions must be made online.

Add a Trek to the Arizona High Country

Click to download a large version of this map in .pdf format

The Grand Canyon, Sedona and Sights along the Way! • Bring your family or organize a group of friends to drive the scenic loop and rim country of Arizona. The Grand Canyon is only a 4 hour drive but you will want to stop along the way to see the many sights: the red rocks, mystic vortexes and art galleries of Sedona; drive from there to Flagstaff through Oak Creek canyon or take a splash down slide rock (natural water slide) on the way; while in the Flagstaff area see Meteor Crater and the Sunset Crater volcano or explore the massive Indian cliff dwellings of Walnut Canyon; re-capture the 50’s on Old Route 66 in Seligman; drive back the backroads to the very “alive” Ghost Town of Jerome; or on the way up or back on I17 stop off at the cliff dwelling of Montezuma’s Castle or the fantastic architectural vision of Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti.  For those with more time, east of the Grand Canyon is the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Monument Valley, the ribbon canyons of Lake Powell in Page Az or the ancient Indian dwellings of Canyon de Chelly.