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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 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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Mailing Address:
International Association for the Study of Dreams
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

Contact Name: IASD Office
Telephone Number: 1- (209) 724-0889

Dream telepathy award

The shaman gypsie (de dwaalgast) by Niek Bruynzeel.

Dream award of telepathy contest Betsy Grund

A Journey into Lucidity

Linda Mastrangelo and Eric Whitman, from San Francisco, CA, Linda is a writer and artist and both gave workshops at our conference. Here is an example of one of their pieces:

The Flying Room: A Journey into Lucidity is a Special Events Arts project. The vision is to create an interactive room by projecting short films on a giant screen that are recreations of actual lucid dreams experienced by the audience. The intention is that these ‘dreams' will transport the audience as if in a ‘dreamlike state’ of lucidity.

North of Eden

With great pleasure, North of Eden is presenting at the International Dream Conference 2011 in Amsterdam. The title of the presentation is Unfolding the Soul: The Promise of Archetypal Dreamwork. North of Eden cofounders Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman will present this dynamic way of working with dreams using their unique dream enactment process called String Therapy.

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