The 2015 IASD Annual International Conference
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The 2015 IASD Annual International Conference will be held on Friday evening June 5 through Tuesday evening June 9, 2015.  The venue is the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on the shore at 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay. (It should not be confused with the Virginia Beach Convention Center located on 19th St.)

The Dream Conference features world-renowned keynote speakers, over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beach-side location. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.

The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. It is organized in tracks for the best opportunity to participate in the discipline of interest to you and recordings will be available so that you can catch up on any lectures you may have missed. Sessions include: presentations; symposia; panels; workshops; special events; morning dream groups; and poster papers.  Tracks include: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities including Dream Theater;  Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Mental Imagery;  Dreams and Health; and Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams.Click on an image and select “save image as” and save it to your computer. The image can then be placed into your website page. Hyperlink back to http://asdreams.org/2015

 

The conference is held from the evening of Friday, June 5 through the evening of Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Online Registration is now available, look for early bird discounts! Note that discounts are available for IASD Members as well as ARE Members and Haden Institute Dream Leadership Training graduates and current students.

Keynote Speakers

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and featured presenters for the 2015 Annual Dream Conference.

iasd-raffaJean Raffa

Dream Theatres of the Soul

Jean Raffa, PhD, is a Jungian psychologist and former college professor and teacher at the Winter Park Jung Center. She is an award-winning author of three books which explore the heroic journey into the unconscious depths of the human psyche, including Dream Theatres of the Soul, a practical guide for Jungian dreamwork.

iasd-dawsonDawson Church, PhD

Dreams, Memory, Trauma and Resilience: How Emotion Shapes Our Brains

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose books include the best seller, The Genie in Your Genes, linking emotions and genetics. He is the founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment and manages the alternative medicine site EFT Universe

iasd-payneJessica Payne, PhD

Sleep, Stress, and Emotional Memory Consolidation

Dr. Jessica Payne is Associate Professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she also directs the Sleep, Stress and Memory (SAM) Lab. Payne’s research focuses on how sleep and stress independently and interactively influence human memory, emotion, and mental health.

Featured Presenters

iasd-heatherHeather Spence

What Do Dolphins Dream?

Heather Spence is a marine biologist researching dolphins, a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.

iasd-hadenBob Haden

Using Biblical Dreams to Unlock Your Nightly Dreams

Rev. Bob Haden, MS, is Director of The Haden Institute and author of Unopened Letters From God. He holds Masters degrees in Theology and the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction, studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. He draws upon 30 years of counseling experience.

krippnerStanley Krippner, Ph.D.

Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares

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.

 
IASD 2015 Conference

By popular request and in consideration of the Thanksgiving Holiday we are extending the deadline for IASD 2015 Conference Submissions by a week, until 8 December.

(Poster submissions remains the same: 1 February 2015)

Call for presentations 2015 IASDIASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. IASD does not discriminate in accepting proposals with respect to race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation or various forms of disability. Conference sites are chosen, in part, based on their stated compliance with ADA standards and ability to provide accessibility.

The 2015 IASD Annual International Conference will be held on Friday evening June 5 through Tuesday evening June 9, 2015.  The venue is the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on the shore at 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay. (It should not be confused with the Virginia Beach Convention Center located on 19th St.)

The Dream Conference features world-renowned keynote speakers, over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beach-side location. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.

The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. It is organized in tracks for the best opportunity to participate in the discipline of interest to you and recordings will be available so that you can catch up on any lectures you may have missed. Sessions include: presentations; symposia; panels; workshops; special events; morning dream groups; and poster papers.  Tracks include: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities including Dream Theater;  Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Mental Imagery;  Dreams and Health; and Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams.

 
31st Annual Dream Conference 2014

The 2014 IASD Annual International Conference will held on Wednesday evening June 4 through Sunday evening June 8, 2014 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina on the bay at 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, California, USA.

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30th Annual International Conference of the IASD

The 2013 IASD Conference is planned from Friday evening 21 June through Tuesday evening 25 June 2013 at the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on the shore at Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay. The bay front location provides an ideal venue for beach activities as well as complimentary bicycles, a fully-equipped health club, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and a professional massage service. The hotel is also less than a mile from historical First Landing State Park, a wildlife sanctuary where you can experience cypress swamp, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, dunes, and bay shoreline. The park features camping and cabins, 19 miles of hiking trails, and 5.9 miles of biking trails.

Rooms at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center must be booked directly with the Hotel by contacting the hotel at 800-468-2722 or 757-481-9000 and asking for the IASD Conference group rate. The discounted room block is limited and ends on 30 May, so please book your hotel room early for the best chance at staying at the bayfront conference site. Go to the Accommodations page for more information.

The Conference will feature three world-renowned keynote speakers, over 160 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beachside location. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.

The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. It is organized in tracks for the best opportunity to participate in the discipline of interest to you and recordings will be available so that you can catch up on any lectures you may have missed. Sessions include: presentations; symposia; panels; workshops; special events; morning dream groups; and poster papers.  Tracks include: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities including Dream Theater; Culture and Anthropology; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Mental Imagery;  Dreams and Health; and Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams.

Call for Presentations Submissions for presentations now closed except for posters, Hot off the Press (see HOTP submissions) and art submissions (see Art Submission Page).

Call for Volunteers is now open!

Online Registration is now open!

Student Award Applications is now open!

Call for Artwork - Prospectus and Entry Form Now Available!

 
29th Annual Conference of the IASD - Sailing on the Sea of Dreams

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce our 29th Annual International Conference  -  this 4 1/2 day event on the San Francisco Bay, is open to the public and features three world-renowned keynote speakers, over 160 presenters, panelists and workshop leaders from around the globe and offers a chance to network or relax at the many evening receptions and social events including the dream art exhibition, the costume Dream Ball, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, and a sunset sail on the “sea of dreams” - a special dessert cruise of the San Francisco Bay.  Go to www.asdreams.org/2012 and click on the Program menu for more information on the program and presentations, the venue and surrounding area, and to register. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 1, 2012
The Venue
The Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina is located on San Francisco Bay with sweeping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel offers a pool, sauna, fitness center and waterfront restaurant offering fine dining cuisine. It is surrounded by a marina area with three waterfront restaurants, a fishing pier, and two waterfront wildlife sanctuaries that offer nature trails, hiking, bird-watching, kite flying and spectacular views of the Bay and Berkeley Hills.
The Program
The conference offers something for everyone with Morning Dream Groups and sessions organized in tracks around the following disciplines and themes:  Dream Research and Theory; Clinical Practices; Dreamworking Practices; Spiritual and Religious; Arts and Humanities; Cultural and Anthropological; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucidity; and Education.  Meet and network with world-famous authors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, artists, educators, parapsychologists, and researchers and make personal and professional connections.  Up to 25 CE credits will be offered for selected conference events. IASD is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
Our keynotes include:  Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. aka Dr. Quantum™, “The Dreaming ‘I’ in Universe.” Fred is a world-renowned physicist, writer and lecturer who also conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 13 books and 3 CD courses.   Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., “Dream Amulets Around the World: Ancient and Modern.” Patricia is a pioneer and renowned expert in the study of dreams and is a prize-winning author of eleven books on dreams. Her first bestseller, Creative Dreaming (1974) is considered a classic.  Tracey Kahan, Ph.D.,, “Self-reflective Consciousness in Dreaming: An Adaptive Edge?” Research conducted by Dr. Kahan and her colleagues has shown that waking and dreaming, especially REM dreaming, are more similar than different.

Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. aka Dr. Quantum™

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.

Tracey Kahan, Ph.D.

 

In addition, we are showcasing three feature presentations:  John Beebe, M.D. “A Typology of the Shadow in Dreams.” John is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco, past President of the Jung Institute of San Francisco, and author of Integrity in Depth.  Dawson Church, Ph.D./CEHP, “Processing Fear in Repetitive Dreams with the Dream to Freedom Technique.” Dawson is executive director of the Soul Medicine Institute, president of the Energy Psychology Press and editor of the Energy Psychology journal. He founded the Iraq Vets Stress Project and has authored nine books, including The Genie in Your Genes. Meredith Sabini, M.S., Ph.D., “The Objective Dimension in Dreams and Dreaming,” a joint event with John Beebe.  Meredith has been a licensed psychologist since 1972, and is a dream specialist and the founder/director of The Dream Institute of Northern California. She is a widely published author and writes a column for DreamTime magazine.

John Beebe, M.D

Dawson Church, Ph.D./CEHP

Meredith Sabini, M.S., Ph.D

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International Association for the Study of Dreams
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
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Contact Name: IASD Office
Telephone Number: 1- (209) 724-0889

 
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