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Join Our Keynote Speakers & about 140 Presenters from over 20 countries around the Globe!

  • 5-day event of: presentations, symposia, panels, workshops and dream groups.
  • Everyone is Welcome – whether you are a professional, a dreamworker, or just a curious or interested dreamer. It features peer reviewed presentations and workshops, in a multidisciplinary program including the scientific, psychological, spiritual, artistic, healing, lucid and extraordinary and cultural aspects of dreaming.
  • A little something for everyone: Multidisciplinary Tracks Include: Research; Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork; Spirituality; Healing; Extraordinary and Lucid Dreams; Arts; Education; Culture and History
  • Don’t worry if you can’t see everything, recordings of most all lecture sessions will be available for order.
  • Special events: include opening and art receptions, a Dream Art Exhibition, a PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever-popular costume Dream Ball
  • We are proud to announce the 2020 Keynotes and Invited Speakers
keynotes 2020

Robert Hoss, MS: Dreams, Our Source of Resilience in Times of Stress and Trauma
Leslie Ellis, PhD: Combining Focusing and Jung: An embodied-experiential approach to working with dreams and nightmares
Stephen LaBerge, PhD: Lucid Dream Research, Then and Now
Ronald Keith Salmon, PhD: To Walk in Beauty (a visual and sensory experience)
Michael Nadorff, PhD (Invited): Bad Dreams and Nightmares: Causes, Correlates, and Interventions
Rubin Naiman, PhD (Invited): Integrative Health Model of Dreaming

The Venue

The beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright style Doubletree Paradise Valley resort hotel. It is also a perfect location for attendees who want to stay over a few days to visit the many unique and exciting destination sites in Arizona such as the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest and the old Western towns and Native American historical sites – or the unique Museums, Art Galleries and Shops in the Phoenix area. The hotel is 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. Our Accommodations page details more information about the hotel rooms available at the conference center.

Call for Presentations

  • Submission Deadline Extended: December 20, 2019
  • Research Poster Submission deadline February 15, 2020 All submissions must be made online.

Consider presenting in the company of other dreamers, dreamworkers, professionals and researchers from typically over 20 countries around the globe. Submissions • 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.

Call to Artists

We are again planning a Juried Dream Art Exhibition that invites local artists, as well as artists who attend the conference from around the world, to participate. Artists are encouraged to submit original artwork about or inspired by their nighttime dreams.

Call for Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer for the 37th Annual IASD Conference at the DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona June 13-17, 2020 (pre-conference setup 11-12 June). Click on the button above for detailed information and online application.

Make it a Vacation

Tour Grand Canyon, Sedona and Flagstaff loop! Bring your family or organize a group of friends to drive the scenic loop and rim country of Arizona. It is an ever-changing scenic journey where temperatures average in June between highs in the 70s to high 80s F and a lows 50’s to 60’s F depending on location and altitude. 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