2013 Special Events

Enjoying the Conference


With over 140 presenters anticipated to stimulate and stir dream life, several special events and social gatherings are planned to help relax and inspire fun. The preliminary plans (subject to change) are listed below so continue to watch this page for updates.

A.R.E. Afternoon Tour #1
Friday afternoon, June 21
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

tour are logoCome explore the fascinating work of Edgar Cayce, one of the most documented psychics of all time, a renowned mystic, and the “father of holistic medicine.”

You may choose to take the shuttle or drive yourself. Either way, please let us know that you will be going by signing up at the registration desk or online.

Information and details about tour can be downloaded by clicking here. (adobe .pdf)

Opening Reception, Keynote and Reception
Friday evening, June 21

Come enjoy a memorable social gathering after the opening celebration and keynote, with friends and colleagues as we celebrate our 30th IASD International Conference. You will have the opportunity to renew old acquaintances as well as join face to face with the experts, authors and dreamers in special interest areas such as researchers, clinicians, educators, psi dreamers, lucid dreamers, artists, and those with spiritual and cultural interests, among many others. We are excited to meet and greet our “first timers” to give them conference tips and previews.

Morning Dream Groups
Saturday-Tuesday Mornings at 8 to 9 AM, June 22-25

The early risers can attend a morning dream group. Groups can focus on a diversity of approaches from dream interpretation techniques to body work and morning yoga. Check the web site schedule in February for a listing of the groups.

Dream Lunch Buffets
Saturday – Tuesday Afternoons, June 22 – 25

IASD has arranged for a special discounted buffet luncheons at the hotel. Mingle with friends, associates and your favorite authors and dream experts with the Chesapeake Bay as your backdrop. This luncheon is highly recommended for the best conference experience as well as cost and expediency.

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects
At the General Membership Meeting
Sunday, June 23

Good luck to all students who submitted research projects for the 2013 IASD Dream Student Awards.  As in previous years, there will be two $500 awards. The first is for the best student submission of original scientific research on dreams and dreaming. The second is for the best submission of original historical, literary, artistic, or theoretical research.

Winners will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on 6/23/2013

Two Sunset Dream Hikes at the First Landing State Park
Sunday, June 23  starts at 4:15 p.m. sharp – 8:00 p.m.


There are now two planned hikes. The initial pre-reserved hike, led by Alan Siegel, is overbooked and sold out but you can Sign Up for the second Hike lead by Curt Hoffman.

If you had pre-reserved a box dinner on your registration form, then you are on the list for the initial (Siegel) hike but you can choose to switch if you wish. For those without pre-reserved box meals bring your own food to nosh, as the hike spans the dinner hour. You may be able to purchase carry-out from the hotel or can buy food from shops and restaurants locally. Please see the signup forms at registration to confirm your hike choices.

These dream-sharing hikes are a chance to socialize and commune with nature and experience the plants, birds, and exquisite views. The nearby First Landing State Park has varied ecosystems including cypress swamp, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, dunes, and Cape Henry Bay shoreline.

Hike #1 – the hike lead by Alan Siegel will begin at the entry to the First Landing State Park where you will hike approximately 3 miles or so within the park. You will be taken there by the hotel shuttle but capacity is limited so we are asking for a bit of car-pooling help by those who have cars.

Hike #2 – the hike lead by Curt Hoffman will begin at the hotel where you will hike down the beach about 0.7 miles to the entry to the First Landing State Park and enter the park for an additional mile or so of hiking in the park, then return along the beach.

For Both Hikes: meet with Alan Siegel or Curt Hoffman on Sunday at 4:15 PM sharp in the Horizons near the registration desk. If you purchased a box dinner it will be there for you at that time. Those on the first pre-reserved hike will depart by shuttle however those with cars will likely be needed to car-pool to help with the overflow. Those on the second hike down the beach will leave on foot from the hotel. Please wear shoes that work for sand or trails, bring a windbreaker, hat, water, camera, sketch book or binoculars.

Art Reception
Sunday evening, June 23

An exhibition of dream-related works is planned throughout the conference and a reception in the art exhibition space is planned for Sunday evening.


passionate art book by Nancy BrzeskiA New Book Exploring Her Art

From the Preface by Rita Dwyer:

“This lovely book exemplifies a strong woman’s determination in her search for wholeness and healing, for gaining freedom to become more attuned to her own talents and through her artistic expression developing creative new ways of seeing and being in her world while honoring the past that led her to her life today. Teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, dreamer, friend, patroness of artists, Nancy Richter Brzeski combines all these energies within her waking and dreaming worlds.

This book is not yet in print but a copy will be available for your review at the art exhibit.

Dream Ball
Tuesday evening, June 25

The conference concludes with the ever popular and traditional Dream Ball. Come dressed as your favorite dream-inspired character and prepare to share an evening filled with FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

dream ball photo booth2

The Dream Ball begins with the dream-inspired costume parade where all respectfully listen to the recounting of the dream which inspired the costumes while the judges are making their assessments. Then be prepared to dance the night away with international recording artist, DARYL DAVIS and the Daryl Davis Band.  Awards for Best Costumes in different categories are announced during the band’s break.

In the spirit of celebrating the 30th Anniversary of IASD there will be a special free photo booth at the Dream Ball. IASD wishes to give a special thanks to DreamsCloud for sponsoring this fun addition to the Annual Dream Ball.

Get your dancing shoes ready as Daryl Davis and his band join us for a night that will have your fingers and toes tapping and your head bob, bob, bobbing along. Premier musician, Daryl Davis jammed with Bill Clinton at his inaugural ball and has played with all the best musicians including Bruce Hornsby, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and BB King to name just a few. We are thrilled to have him join us on this special night, which you are not going to want to miss.

The Psi Dream Contest

Once again this year, Bob Van de Castle and Rita Dwyer (assisted by Bobbie Ann Pimm) will be facilitating a Psi Dream Contest (formerly a Dream Telepathy contest).  You won’t want to miss this FUN opportunity to Try Your Psi as you try to dream with other dreamers about an image a Sender (TBD) will be transmitting during the night.  Winners are announced during the Dream Ball.

Post-Conference Special Event:

A.R.E. Afternoon Tour #2
Wednesday afternoon, June 26
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

tour are logoCome explore the fascinating work of Edgar Cayce, one of the most documented psychics of all time, a renowned mystic, and the “father of holistic medicine.”

You may choose to take the shuttle or drive yourself. Either way, please let us know that you will be going by signing up at the registration desk or online.   (See above Tour #1 for a download of the tour details.)