2016 Keynote Speakers | Invited Presenters

fb2016 keynote promo newly added anneThe International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and invited presenters for the 2016 Annual Dream Conference. The conference is held from the evening of Friday, June 24 through the evening of Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Online Registration is now available.

New!  Listen to the Pre-conference Interviews with some of Our Keynotes and Invited Speakers!

Two Radio Shows have engaged some of our 2016 conference invited presenters and personalities in interviews that are available for you to listen to. The details and information for listening and/or logging on to those interview archives are listed below – both recent shows and upcoming schedules. Click here to listen >>>


Anne Baring: Visionary Dreams and the Great Challenge of Our Times

Anne Baring Jungian analyst; author and co-author of 7 books including The Myth of the Goddess; Evolution of an Image; The Mystic Vision; The Divine Feminine; Soul Power:an Agenda for a Conscious Humanity and The Dream of the Cosmos:a Quest for the Soul (2013). The ground of all her work is a deep interest in the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures. Her website is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and the issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. www.annebaring.com

Antti Revonsuo: Towards a Unified Science of Dreaming and Consciousness

web revonsuo anttiAntti Revonsuo, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. He serves as a Professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Skövde in Sweden and of psychology at the University of Turku in Finland. His work focuses on philosophy of consciousness, visual awareness, and altered states of consciousness in general and dreaming in particular. He is well-known for his Threat Simulation Theory of dreaming.

Hubert Hermans: The Dream as a Meaningful Experience in a Developing Dialogical Self

Hubert Hermans is professor emeritus of Clinical and Personality Psychology at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is best known as the creator of Dialogical Self Theory. Since 2002 he has been the president of the International Society for Dialogical Science and editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Dialogical Science. He is author of the book Between Dreaming and Recognition Seeking: The Emergence of a Dialogical Self Theory, and methodically uses dreams as part of his psychotherapeutic work.

Frank Bosman: Playing the Dream: On Dream and Narrative in Modern-day Digital Games

web bosmanThe cultural theologian Dr. Frank G. Bosman is a senior researcher at the Tilburg Cobbenhagen Center, Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is author of God Loves a Joke and many articles and three books on culture and religion, with a focus on video games. In 2011 he was voted the first ‘most acclaimed theologian’ of the country. In his lecture he explores how dreams in video game scenes provoke the player to contemplate on the concept of reality.


Keith Hearne: Obtaining Messages from the ‘Unconscious’

web hearne keithKeith Hearne, PhD, is a researcher and psychologist from Britain, who pioneered the first sleep-laboratory research into ‘lucid’ dreaming at Liverpool University (1975-1978). He devised the ocular-signalling technique from REM sleep and invented the ‘dream machine’ for inducing lucidity. That device and the first chart-record of eye-signals are on permanent display at the Science Museum in London.

Martin Dresler: Cognitive Neuroscience of Lucid Dreaming

web dresler martinMartin Dresler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Medical Centre and Donders Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received Master’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Ruhr University Bochum and a PhD from Philipps University Marburg, and performed postdoctoral research on sleep, dreams, and memory function at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Oxford University and Stanford University.

Jan Taal: The Three Stages of Imagery 

web taal janJan Taal is a psychologist trained in Assagioli’s psychology of psycho-synthesis. He founded the School voor Imaginatie (School for Imagery) in Amsterdam as well as the Cancer Foundation. He trains therapists, coaches and counsellors in working with inner images and guided or active imagery in many fields of work, from therapy and health care (cancer care), to coaching, human resources and management development.