Keynote Speakers

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers for the 2017 Annual Dream Conference. The conference is held from the evening of June 16 through the evening of June 20, 2017.

New February 2017 –  We welcome Dr. Stanley Krippner to our list of featured presenters. Dr. Krippner will be speaking on Shamanic Dreamwalkers: Teachers or Tricksters?

Gayle Delaney, PhD
Dreams: CT Scans Your Love Life
Gayle Delaney, PhD was the Founding President and a Co-Founder of IASD, and is Co-Director of the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center. She is Creator of the Dream Interview method and author of Living Your Dreams, Sensual Dreaming, All about Dreams, and Breakthrough Dreaming. Gayle’s work teaching secular, metaphor-based, interpretation has led her to wish all people would intelligently consult their dreams before choosing a new or a first mate!
Jeremy Taylor, DMin
The Many Layers of Dreaming – Avoiding Premature Closure
Jeremy Taylor, DMin is past President and co-founders of IASD, the founder/director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and is the author of many globally influential books in the field including: “The Wisdom of Your Dreams - Using Dreams to Tap Into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life” and “The Living Labyrinth, Exploring Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism of Waking Life.”
Patricia Garfield, PhD
Mapping Your Dream Themes
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. is past President and a co-founder of IASD. Dr. Garfield holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University (1968). Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1991) is still in print; available in 15 languages, it is considered a classic. She has written more than a dozen other books on dreams on such topics as: nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. Her fictional books for children include 2016’s Lavender in Larkspur: Katie’s Dream of Romance.
G. William Domhoff, PhD
Seven Surprising Discoveries That Changed My Thinking about Dreams
G. William Domhoff PhD is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the departments of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has been teaching since 1965. He is author of the forthcoming book The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, And The Default Network, The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis, Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach, and The Mystique of Dreams: The Search For Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory.
Stanley Krippner, PhD.
Shamanic Dreamwalkers: Teachers or Tricksters?
We welcome Dr. Stanley Krippner to our list of featured presenters. Dr. Krippner will be speaking on Shamanic Dreamwalkers: Teachers or Tricksters? Stanley Krippner, PhD is professor of psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002. Stanley will present information from interviews with shamans as well as cases suggestive of two viewpoints. Some shamans claim to be instructed by "spirits" as they carry out their endeavors to help and to heal community members. However, some shamans say that they are "dreamwalkers" who enter the dreams of the initiates they are training.