We look forward to welcoming you very soon!
UPDATE JUNE21 —Attention IASD travelers coming to Kerkrade via Belgium. I am forwarding a message from someone currently there and traveling: “I heard that the entire country of Belgium will hold a train/railway strike this Friday (specifically said to begin at 10pm this Thursday the 23rd). Conference attendees coming through Belgium may be significantly delayed…just FYI.”
The full 2016 IASD Conference Program is available for you to download. It is in .pdf format. You will need a .pdf reader to open it.
Everyone who registered for the conference will receive a printed version of the program when they check in at the IASD registration desk.
The Registration Desk opens at 13:00 on Friday, June 24.
The Conference • will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 160 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball.
The Program • is multi-disciplinary, therefore falls into any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Culture and History; and Mental Imagery. For a sampling of typical program/track content from past conferences click here.
Venue • The location is the very beautiful 12th century Rolduc Abbey conference facility in Kerkrade in the southern part of the Netherlands. The site is situated on the Dutch-German border, close to several international airports, including those in Germany and Belgium, providing ease of international travel and sightseeing for those who wish to enjoy touring before and after the conference. We warmly invite you to attend.
Keynote Speakers and Invited Presenters
The International Association for the Study of Dreams is pleased to announce the confirmation of our Keynote Speakers and Invited Presenters for the 2016 Annual Dream Conference. Click here to read more about them >>>
New! Listen to the Pre-conference Interviews with some of Our Keynotes and Invited Speakers!
Two Radio Shows have engaged some of our 2016 conference invited presenters and personalities in interviews that are available for you to listen to. The details and information for listening and/or logging on to those interview archives are listed below – both recent shows and upcoming schedules. Click here to listen >>>
IMPORTANT NOTICE: March 26, 2016
Rooms are now filled or near filled at the Rolduc Conference Center. You can keep trying in the event of a cancellation. At this point, please look at the options at the nearby hotels or check Airbnb since there are a few private homes in the area. Options are listed on the Accommodations page.
Also check the Roommate blog in the event someone already has a room reservation and is also looking for a roommate.
Rolduc Conference Center
The conference is housed at the former medieval monastery of Rolduc, Kerkrade, in the Netherlands. It is situated at the Dutch-German frontier, which can be passed without any difficulty (Schengen convention of Europe) to the juxtaposed city of Herzogenrath at less than 1 mile distance of the conference centre, and 8 miles from Belgium.
Rolduc Conference Centre is part of an old monastery. The core of the monastery is the oldest Roman Church of the Netherlands which dates back to the 12th Century ( historic overview here ). Around this core new buildings have been added through the centuries. The atmosphere is typical of a monastery, plenty of open space to relax, within a scenic area, inviting to make round walks. The Rolduc Abbey has played a prominent role in Dutch history, Christian science, development of Coal Mining (!) and for long time it was tied to the conservative wing of the Dutch Catholic Church. In 1971, the functionality was split up and since then it houses an independent, impressive Conference centre, housed in a serene and inspiring atmosphere.
The centre is located near the Dutch Belgian German triple boundary at Vaals (7 Miles) and Aachen (4 miles). The so called Euregio Area has a rich, documented history, highlights of which date back to the chert industry of the stone ages 5000 BC, the Roman Period 50 AD with Roman settlements a.o. in Maastricht Coriovallum (Heerlen), and the Middle Ages (Carolus Magnus, 9th century built the dome of Aachen). In the vicinity are several of the oldest if not the oldest cities of The Netherlands (Maastricht, 20 miles), Germany (Aachen, 6 miles) and Belgium (Tongeren, 25 miles)