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!