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IMPORTANT as of MARCH 14, 2020 (re: Covid-19)

Annual Conference Status: In light of the fact that our 2020 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona is months away in mid-June, and because Arizona has no emergency travel or other meeting limitation orders in place, there is no plan at this time to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference. At present we remain bound by our facility contract as well. We are watching the situation carefully, and your health is of utmost importance to us. For those who have registered and are affected by the temporary 30 day travel ban to the US we ask for patience until we can determine where events are taking us.

At this time our Regional committees are meeting to make a determination about the upcoming European and Ashland Regional conferences. Please stay tuned.


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 to Artists

EXTENDED Deadline: Midnight March 31, 2020, GMT

Eligibility: We are accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams.* You can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not. You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the IASD Juried Dream Art Exhibition.

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