Please join us along with world renowned keynote speakers and more than 130 presenters from typically 20 countries around the globe. It is more than just a conference but an extravaganza of fascinating presentations and special events. Everyone is welcome – whether you are a professional, a dreamworker, or just a curious or interested dreamer. The program features peer reviewed presentations and workshops, in a multidisciplinary program including the scientific, psychological, spiritual, artistic, healing, lucid and extraordinary, ethnic and cultural aspects of dreaming and a lot of fun events such as an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever-popular costume Dream Ball. This year’s featured tracks include Dreams and Ethnicity and Dreams and The Arts. For the latter, we plan some special events in conjunction with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
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 annual conferences are 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.
Venues and our Keynote and Invited Speakers change from year to year. We have held conferences from California, Boston, Chicago, Virginia Beach, Santa Cruz, Hawaii, The Netherlands, Copenhagen and more. Here is an archive list of where IASD has held annual conferences.
IASD encourages its members to host regional meetings and co-sponsored events, and IASD will provide logistical and financial support to promote such events.
The benefits of regional meetings and co-sponsored events are twofold. First, they help IASD members in a particular geographical region to meet each other, socialize, network, and share their different approaches to dreams. Second, they help to advance the basic mission of IASD, which is to broaden public awareness and appreciation of dreams.
Although these are the primary goals, another aim is to generate new funds for IASD’s educational and outreach programs.