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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

In order to ensure the safety of our attendees and to avoid the risk of having to cancel our conference once again due to ongoing pandemic conditions, IASD has decided to hold the full 5-day conference virtually via Zoom.  It will be live and interactive with the same symposia, panels, workshops, morning dream groups, and special events offered as had been planned for the onsite program.  This not only ensures the safety of participants but increases global access to the full event.

Please join us, along with 5 world renowned keynote speakers and more than 130 presentations from over 100 presenters around the globe. It is more than just a conference; even in its virtual format, it will be 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 including opening receptions, a virtual Dream Art Exhibition and a meet the artists reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and even a virtual gathering for the ever-popular costume parade and Dream Ball. This year’s featured tracks include Dreams and Ethnicity and Dreams and The Arts.

CHANGES TO LOOK FOR IN THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

  • Registration – for the virtual conference, fees have been deeply reduced and the need for hotel and meal reservations eliminated. Normally an in-person conference could cost between $460 – $630 for registration (depending on member / student / income status) with an additional cost of a hotel, meals and transportation.  The virtual format provides affordable access, at roughly half the registration fees, in the comfort of your living room. 
  • Program & Schedule – the scheduled dates and times remain essentially the same: Sunday through Thursday, June 13 through 17 and will remain on Pacific US time. It will feature the same keynotes and invited presenters and the same live interactive symposia, panels, workshops, morning dream groups, and special events as had been planned for the onsite program – but in a virtual Zoom format. See the program schedule for updates.
  • Call for Presentations – the Poster session (submissions now due March 15, 2021) has been converted to a Hot off the Press format of short talks (10 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A).
  • Volunteers – volunteer positions will change from onsite to Zoom based support roles in 2 areas: Room Monitors and Help Desk. Existing approved onsite volunteers have priority in converting to these virtual positions, however the volunteer application form will be changed so that new volunteers can apply as well if there are open positions. The application fee will be returned in full (free conference) once the duties are completed.
  • Art Exhibit  – the Art Exhibit will continue, but as an online exhibit. Submission deadline is March 15, 2021. Go to the Call for Art Submissions page for details.

DEADLINES and ACTIVE LINKS 


OUR KEYNOTES AND INVITED SPEAKERS

Click here for more presentation details and information about our Keynote and Invited Speakers.

CANCELLING YOUR ROOM

Ashland Hills Hotels and Suites
2525 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

In the future we hope to visit The Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites https://ashlandhillshotel.com/ in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. If you have already reserved a room there, you may cancel by contacting the hotel directly. It is perhaps best to phone, but there may be a way to manage cancellation online as well. Hotel cancellation policies apply.

1) Phone:  cancel your reservations by calling the Hotel directly at 541.482.8310 or toll free 855.482.8310. You may need to indicate the name of the group: International Association for the Study of Dreams when doing so.

2) Online Reservations