IASD is a non-profit international organization which supports the multidisciplinary research and study of dreams and the application of dreamwork by professionals, as well as anyone interested in the scientific, psychological, spiritual, artistic, healing, cultural and extraordinary aspects of dreaming. Our conference is a five-day event of symposia, panels, workshops, and lectures typically featuring over 120 presenters from 20 or more countries around the world, typically attended by 350 or so persons.

Come to our dream conference. You’ll be part of a big, diverse dream family – and you may make some of the best friends of your life! Enjoy exploring your dreams in The Netherlands during this 5-day dream extravaganza. We hope to see you there.

The Venue

The location is the enchanting 12th century Rolduc Abbey conference facility (pictured in the masthead) in Kerkrade in the southern part of the Netherlands. The site is close to several international airports, including those in Germany and Belgium, providing ease of international travel and sightseeing for those who wish to enjoy touring before and after the conference. We warmly invite you to attend. Mark your calendars now for next year’s very special conference.

Deadlines to Be Aware Of

  • Call for Presentation Online Submissions Due – Extended to 28 Dec 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Discount – 31 December 2018
  • Poster Submissions Due – 15 February 2019
  • Art Entry Submissions Due – 1 March 2019
  • Presenters (to stay on the program) must register by 1 March 2019
  • Exhibiting Artists registering at the Presenter discount – 15 March
  • Last day for pre-ordered meals – 16 June 2019
  • Conference Opens (on site registrations welcome) – 21 June 2019

The Conference

Will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 120 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition placed around the cloister of the Abbey, an art reception, the annual Psi Dreaming Contest, a dream hike on the Dutch/German border and the ever-popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to enjoyment of the location.

Call for Presentations

Submissions Solicited: The program is multi-disciplinary, therefore 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. IASD does not discriminate in accepting proposals with respect to race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation or various forms of disability.     Learn More

Continuing Education Units Available

(updated 10-17-2018)

It is still early in the conference planning schedule.  The final total of available continuing education credits that can be earned will be made available after our Call for Presentations have been thoroughly reviewed.  Expect CE until totals to be made available in the February 2019 time frame.

The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.