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November 2008

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IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD


DREAMING 2.0: DREAM SHARING ON THE INTERNET
By Ryan Hurd

This month, I want to explore the major avenues for dream sharing on the Internet. Some of these are well known by e-news readers, and others are innovative but lesser known ventures.

Dream sharing is the core feature of dreamwork. I believe dream sharing will continue to grow in popularity due to the wider acceptance of intuitive ways of knowing in our culture. This trend is coupled by an Internet that is increasingly about social networking and peer-to-peer (i.e. non-hierarchical) information sharing. In this way, dream sharing is inherently revolutionary.

In the past, online dream sharing was considered taboo by professionals due to the shaky legal status of dreamwork. Because of this, many experts opted to not participate in the beginnings of online dreaming. But those who did participate laid a strong cultural foundation that is largely still intact despite the massive structural changes of the Internet in the last 10 years.

Online Dream Sharing Today
Today, it is generally accepted that dream sharing (and dream interpretation) is a legally protected activity. Still, additional precautions are taken by many groups through ethics statements, legal disclaimers about non-medical advice, as well as “loopholes” such as dream-interpretation being defined as spiritual guidance rather than as psychological counsel (therefore falling under protection, in the US at least, of freedom of religion).

Here’s a list of the most reputable dream sharing venues active on the net. (Note: I am not covering dream-interpretation services, but only peer-to-peer dream sharing sites)

  • Dreamwheel is a Yahoo group facilitated by IASD member Phyllis Howing, with over 6500 members. To participate you have to agree to adhere to the ethical standards established by the IASD. tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/
    dreamwheel/

  • Sawlogs is a 5-year-old dream database where you can enter your dreams (with public or private settings), see who has had similar dreams, and even connect with these dreamers through discussion forums or private emails. http://sawlogs.net 

  • Dream Network Journal. This online community of dream sharing was developed in 1995, but the print journal of the same name was established in 1982. IASD member Roberta Ossana still moderates the forums, which provide a safe place for dream sharing and peer-to-peer dream interpretation. http://dreamnetwork.net/

  • DreamTree. The dream-sharing discussion forum of this 10 old site is very active; they also have a private google group. http://dreamtree.com

Dream Sharing for Research
There are also a couple dreaming-sharing sites that invite you to do your own dream research. Here the aim is to share dreams in order to add to the database and investigate larger patterns in dreaming. Collectively, we have so much data, but of course interpreting the data requires as many unique perspectives as possible!

  • DreamBank. DreamBank is IASD members Bill Domhoff and Adam Schneider’s dream database, hosted by the University of California Santa Cruz. With over 16,000 dream reports in English (and 6,000 in German), this is a great public resource to investigate patterns in dreaming. http://dreambank.net

  • Dream-People. This is a new resource maintained by IASD member Erin Langley. Grounded in the philosophy of Indigenous Science, which maintains respect for the dream as a voice of our ancestors and the natural world, this database allows you to correlate cross-cultural dream themes with the cycles of the moon, as well as major astrological charts. www.dream-people.net

I’m certain that public dream sharing will only grow more popular in the next couple years as social networking technologies become more advanced (imagine Facebook for dreamers…). Dream sharing is grass-roots community building at its finest, and there are still plenty of venues for participating in this foundational part of dreaming culture on the web.

Ryan Hurd is an Internet consultant and freelance writer. He maintains the dream research blog http://dreamstudies.org


COMING SOON TO YOUR MAIL BOX: IASD's ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE BEGINS IN NOVEMBER

TWO IMPORTANT NOVEMBER DEADLINES

LAST CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – “EARTH DREAMING", IASD’S CHICAGO CONFERENCE, 2009

IASD DREAM STUDIES CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM BEGINS NEXT WEEK

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

DREAMS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY: INVITATION AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

WEB PAGE LAUNCHED SHOWCASING IASD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

Also in this issue: 

IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

DREAMING 2.0: DREAM SHARING ON THE INTERNET

IASD MEMBERS CENTER STAGE: LECTURES AND MEDIA MENTIONS

IASD MEMBER ROBERT VAN DE CASTLE LECTURES THROUGHOUT EUROPE

NEW NOVEL ON DREAMS BY IASD MEMBER CYNTHIA PEARSON

RICHARD RUSSO, IASD DREAMTIME MAGAZINE EDITOR, DIRECTS PLAY PERFORMED IN BERKELEY, “DREAMING OF OBAMA”

KELLY BULKELEY, IASD MEMBER, INTERVIEWED IN BOSTON GLOBE

IASD MEMBER STANLEY KRIPPNER IN PUERTO RICO FOR CONFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DREAM RESEARCH VOLUME TWO AVAILABLE

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP EXAMINING SLEEP AND DREAMING

OCTOBER MEMBERSHIPS

FUN FACTS & DID YOU KNOW
 

 

COMING SOON TO YOUR MAIL BOX: IASD's ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE BEGINS IN NOVEMBER

In its role as the premiere dream study organization in the world, IASD has in recent years been able to give back more and more to the community of dreamers: publications, conferences, research awards, student awards, dream art awards, and countless other services. Through it all, we have maintained the policy of asking our members for financial assistance only once per year.

During the month of November all IASD members will receive a letter encouraging pledged or donated support. During this time of financial uncertainty, we hope you will continue to give, and give generously. For in troubled times, our dreams sustain us.

IASD not only studies dreams, it works to aid its members in attaining their dreams, and it works in support of the community of dreamers. Please help if you can.

 

TWO IMPORTANT NOVEMBER DEADLINES BELOW

LAST CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – “EARTH DREAMING,” IASD’S CHICAGO CONFERENCE, 2009

The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for IASD’s 26th Annual Conference is November 30, 2008. The “Earth Dreaming” conference is Friday June 26, 2009 - Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel, 6810 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL (at Chicago O’Hare Airport)

NEW ON-LINE SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR 2009

Submissions for the 2009 Call for Presentations will be accepted the first week of September and will be via an Online Submission System. Continue to check the IASD website for the Call for Presentations link. Once the link is ready applicants will be able to access an online submission form. For ease in preparation we recommend that you prepare your proposal in Word, or other word processing software, and then copy-and-paste it into the online form. Beginning this year, ALL applicants must use the online form. NO proposals will be accepted by e-mail. If you have questions please write to submissions@asdreams.org

Submission Categories

High quality proposals are invited, particularly those that explore the conference theme, Earth Dreaming (ecology and animals, world peace, and fostering future generations). We request that submissions fall into one of the following tracks: Research & Theoretical; Arts & Humanities; Cultural & Anthropological; Education; Religious, Spiritual & Philosophical; Clinical and/or Dreamwork Practice; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams, and the Theme Track, Earth Dreaming. Submission Categories include the following:

Paper Presentations – typically 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A that will be assigned to a symposia of similar papers;

Symposia—a pre-organized seminar of 1.5 to 2 hrs with presentations sharing a common theme (Symposia Chair is responsible for full submission and all communications to presenters);

Panels—1.5 to 2 hour organized panel of very short presentations followed by discussion (Panel Chair is responsible for full submission and all communications to panelists);

Workshops—1.5 to 2 hour interactive, experiential sessions for the practical demonstration of an approach;

Special Events or Major Presentations – up to 1 hour innovative, artistic or participatory events or special presentations.

Morning Dream Groups – 1 hour every morning at approximately 8AM

Hot-off-the-Press — 10 minute theory or research briefs

Note that the Hot-off-the-Press category may be submitted until 1 March 2009. Due to the large number of proposals anticipated, timeslots for Workshops and Special Events or Major Presentations are limited, so if you are able to present your material in a shorter format (presentation or paper), please indicate this option in your submission. Also, although multiple proposals from any one individual will be reviewed, please do not expect that there will be room to accept more than one, even if all are rated highly. If you have questions about the Call for Presentations or the Program please send them to submissions@asdreams.org and they will be distributed to our Program Chair, Curt Hoffman, and other members of the Program Committee.

Presenters Must Register
Register early for discounts! Register online this Fall on the IASD website www.asdreams.org/2009. Remember to book your hotel room early as the block of rooms is limited. Book by calling the Hotel directly at 847.297.1234 (preferred number) or at 1-800-WYNDHAM. You can also register through the Wyndham website at http://www.wyndhamohare.com  Enter your arrival and departure dates and click on “Search using Corporate, Promo and Group codes” When the new window appears enter our group code – 0626859dr- in the group code box. Then click on the “Search” button. This will take you to the Wyndham/IASD page where you can click on the room rate amount to start the registration process. Presenters must be registered prior to 1 April 2009 in order to remain on the program.

Located close to the Chicago O’Hare airport, the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel is also near Metra trains and the Blue Line El to downtown Chicago. This location provides an excellent center for easy transportation to the conference as well as to the many attractions in Chicago’s Loop, which is only a 45 min. train ride away. Visit Chicago’s famed Millennium Park, The Art Institute, The Magnificent Mile Shopping District, The Freedom Museum, Imax Theater, The Taste of Chicago, Shakespeare Theater or Navy Pier  To discover Chicago and its many other attractions, go to:  Welcome to Chicago To view the hotel, go to:  Wyndham O’Hare Hotel

Program Chair – Curt Hoffman – teximus@comcast.net
E-Mail for Submissions Questions: submissions@asdreams.org

 


Reading CE Education Book

 

 

 

IASD DREAM STUDIES CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM BEGINS NEXT WEEK

The IASD Dream Studies Continuing Education Program will offer 4 new home study/distance learning courses beginning November 15, 2008. More will be added in 2009. All courses are open to the public. IASD members qualify for discounted fees. To register or to get updates on this new program, log onto the CE page on our IASD web site at http://asdreams.org/ce 

For 2008-2009 our first round of courses will be based on reading books by well known authors, taking a multiple-choice exam, and completing a rating of the course. We hope to add interactive online course formats at a later date. During 2009, new features will include a "book club" format for featured courses, and some form of online chat or meet-up featuring our authors.

This exciting new program furthers the IASD educational mission of building community, generating much needed income for IASD, and attracting new members.

This initial set of courses, beginning in November, will be part of the professional continuing education wing of the IASD Dream Studies Program and will offer continuing education (CE) credits for mental health professionals. Beginning in 2009, general interest books will be added as Lifelong Learning courses that we hope will interest IASD members and other dream aficionados all over the planet. IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for all programs and IASD is also a CE provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Here are our first courses:

Dreams and Nightmares: The Origin and Meaning of Dreams by Ernest Hartmann, M.D.

Trauma and Dreams by Deirdre Barrett, PhD

Dreaming in the World's Religions by Kelly Bulkeley, PhD

Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight and Action by Clara Hill, PhD

Many thanks to the folks making this program possible, especially Mary Pat Lynch, Richard Wilkerson, Liz Diaz, Sheila Asato, Jean Campbell, Barbara Bishop, Mark Blagrove, Nick Brink, Jacquie Lewis and the authors of our courses, as well as the MANY volunteer readers who helped or will help to pilot test our courses.

Earn free CE credits by helping the CE committee screen new books for courses. If you want to help out by being a reader or helping to develop exams for new courses, please contact: Alan Siegel, Ph.D., IASD Education Committee Chair: Dreamsdr@aol.com

Registration, information and updates are available at: http://asdreams.org/ce
 

 

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

IASD MEMBERS CENTER STAGE: LECTURES AND MEDIA MENTIONS


IASD MEMBER ROBERT VAN DE CASTLE LECTURES THROUGHOUT EUROPE

Robert Van de Castle recently toured Europe speaking at several events. In the Netherlands he presented on Dreams and ESP at the The Parapsychology Foundation conference. He also visited the Dutch Dream Organization and lectured in Barcelona, Spain and France.


NEW NOVEL ON DREAMS BY IASD MEMBER CYNTHIA PEARSON

For the Holidays, Give the First Ever Novel about the Study of Dreams, Dreaming the Dead, which Rita Dwyer calls "a brilliantly plotted story displaying the powers of the dreaming mind," is now available at Amazon.com but until December 1, 2008, IASD members in the U.S. can order personally inscribed copies with FREE SHIPPING directly from Cynnie. E-mail her at cpearson@nauticom.net for more information.

We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past 4 years has graciously agreed to fund the competition for 2009!

As in previous years, there will be two $500 awards. The first is for the best student submission of original scientific research on dreams and dreaming. The second is for the best submission of original historical, literary, artistic, or theoretical research. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers.

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email office@asdreams.org or if necessary by mailing the files copied to a CD or a DVD to the IASD office by March 15, 2009 (IASD-Student Research, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703) Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on left porch." Text submissions must not exceed 6,000 words.

Participants should submit text in MS Word, and artwork in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats. Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats.
Submissions must include a copy of your student ID. Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email an attachment to office@asdreams.org . Send a note or cover letter that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify for which of the two awards they are applying.

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair

IASD 2009 Student Awards Committee:
Kate Adams, Ann Bengtsson, Ernest Hartmann,
Curtiss Hoffman (chair), Don Kuiken, Craig Webb,
Bernard Welt
 

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS November 2008
Spotlight on IASD Membership Growth

RICHARD RUSSO, IASD DREAMTIME MAGAZINE EDITOR DIRECTS BERKELEY PLAY, “DREAMING OF OBAMA”

The latest dream play presented by the Dream Institute of Northern California was a 40-minute production directed by Richard Russo based on dreams about Barack Obama. The play had three performances, two at the Dream Institute in Berkeley (where IASD has its office) and one at an art gallery space in downtown Oakland (which included some Obama campaign workers in the audience). The play opens with one of Obama’s own dreams (from his autobiography), and includes a George W. Bush dream and some McCain dreams as counterpoint to the twenty dreams about Obama that make up the main body of the piece. Each performance was followed by discussion with the audience. People commented on how different this was from the typical political discussions they’ve been hearing; rather than arguing about who’s right or wrong, the dreams led to a discussion of the meaning of an Obama candidacy. Besides Russo, the other players were Darcy Crosman, Colby Gillette, and Jane Hawes.


KELLY BULKELEY, IASD MEMBER, INTERVIEWED IN BOSTON GLOBE

Kelly Bulkeley first became interested in dreams as a teenager, after being haunted by a recurring nightmare of being chased by Darth Vader. He'd wake up in a cold sweat, terrified of that glossy black mask. While the typical adolescent would probably choose to avoid "Star Wars" paraphernalia, Bulkeley ended up pursuing the deeper meaning of the dreams….read more

As many of you know, in October the IASD Board meets via telephone conference for one of the four Board meetings held each year at which we report and act on IASD Business on behalf of you, the members. It is a remarkable feat of organization, leadership and use of “mute buttons” on the phones for more than 20 of us to effectively work together over 10 hours on a Fall weekend! I’m sure you will hear about the accomplishments and directions of IASD through other Committee Chairs. Please know all members are welcome to communicate with me as your Membership Chair and with Chairs of other committees about your ideas, wishes, and concerns.

But I want to tell you about a highlight of our Membership Report.
It is a pleasure to report that once again we have shown a strong increase in our membership: a 16% growth over the past year. We now have 620 members. Some of the avenues through which new members have found IASD include the annual Conference, and Montreal was a splendid attractor of new members; the Psiberdreaming Conference; Regional meetings; internet searches; and friends and colleagues talking about IASD. We are very happy to report a strong retention rate among our renewing members and also delighted to see new members, especially students and individuals from non-USA countries finding our dream community.

Not only is IASD growing in terms of numbers and income but also in the quality and quantity of fine opportunities for studying and sharing dreams. There are several Regional Conferences planned for 2009 as well as the annual Conference in Chicago this coming year. There are also substantial new online learning opportunities developed by the Education Committee. Check out the website and take advantage of these new offerings.

And finally, as we all know, difficult economic times have the potential to slow our growth. But if we share the true wealth of our dream community in its resources and its networks, I am confident we will continue to flourish. Be a part of this by telling your friends and colleagues about IASD and invite them to join. Consider what a great, easy-on-the-environment gift a membership to IASD might be for a family member or friend. And, if you are able and want to support IASD’s growth in a simple way, please become a patron member for a small additional cost when you renew.

Jody Grundy
Membership Chair

Regional Contact Reps
To find the list of Regional Contact Reps go to the IASD Website.
To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a Regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chair: grundyj@fuse.net

 

DREAMS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY: INVITATION AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

IASD MEMBER STANLEY KRIPPNER IN PUERTO RICO FOR CONFERENCE

In November, Stanley Krippner will attend the annual convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Stan co-authored the first study of dream content among male-to-female transsexuals in 1974. He still has a few copies available and if you would like one, send him your postal address.


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DREAM RESEARCH VOLUME TWO AVAILABLE

"I'd like to announce that the second issue of the International Journal of Dream Research was published today. This issue covers five articles with very interesting topics. Please find the articles on the web page: http://ijodr.org

The scope of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed papers in the field of dream research including topics like dream recall, dream content, nightmares, lucid dreaming, dreaming in children and psychological aspects of sleep in general. In addition to empirical papers, comprehensive reviews and book/media reviews are also encouraged.

The International Journal of Dream Research is an open access E-Journal and there is no page charge for authors! Call for papers for the International Journal of Dream Research. Papers can be submitted as an email attachment and sent to the editors:
Michael Schredl (editor@ijodr.org  )
Daniel Erlacher (editor@ijodr.org)

The next issue will be published in March 2009. In the meantime the eJournal moved to the server of the University of Heidelberg which will host the Journal permanently for the future and also makes it much easier to access for databases..."

 


POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP EXAMINING SLEEP AND DREAMING

A 30 months Post-Doctoral Fellowship starting January 2009 is offered in Lyon, France to investigate human cognition during sleep and dreaming using behavioural, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods.

Education in cognitive neuroscience, and/or social psychology and/or cognitive psychology and/or psychoacoustic and/or linguistic will be expected. Familiarity with electrophysiology (intra-cerebral or scalp) and/or neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and PET) will be appreciated. Familiarity or education in psychoanalysis is welcome. Finally, an interest in dreaming and/or education and/or experience in experimental investigation of dreaming will be favoured.

The Fellow will participate in the designing of protocols, methods of data analysis. (e.g. analysis of dream reports), data acquisition, data analysis, writing of scientific article.

Only fellows with a PhD will be considered. In order to candidate, please send a CV and a cover letter to perrine.ruby@inserm.fr & fabien.perrin@univ-lyon1.fr
Location: Lyon, France
Researchers in charge of the project: Perrine Ruby (U821) & Fabien Perrin (UMR5020) LAB: INSERM U821
http://u821.lyon.inserm.fr/index.php

3rd International Conference of the Nordic and European Network for the Study of Dreams, Göteborgs Psykoterapi Institut, Vasagatan 16, 411 24 Gothenburg, Sweden
6-8 March 2009

Our society is changing. We live in times of rapid change, of global change, a change that probably will have an enormous effect on all of us living on this earth. How do we become aware of this global interconnectedness? Can we notice signs of this change in our dreaming life?

Many of us have dreams of a good life for people; we feel an urgent need to change this world into a better one. How do we manage this? Can we dream a better future for our children? Do dreams change society? Can dream work help us?

We know that a dream can tell us that something in our life needs to be changed – it could be a change of attitudes we have of ourselves or of others, it could be about the way we relate to others. The dream can also tell us about greater goals in our lives. We know that dreams have the potential to change us – a ’big dream’ can change us for the rest of our lives.

Inner change is connected to outer change – the crow that I just heard in my garden, will fly in my dream tonight, and what will I make out of that tomorrow? This society that we live in is changing, it puts a challenge upon us, and as we are a part of this changing society, how can we join this process of change?

Submissions and Registration
You are most welcome to join the 3rd international conference of the Nordic and European Network for the Study of Dreams, which has “Dreams in a Changing Society” as its theme.

You can submit a proposal to make a presentation at the conference following the requirements in the call for proposals forms, which are attached. To participate, either as a presenter or simply as a participant, you must register using the registration forms attached.

Submissions for the following are invited:

• paper presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions).

• workshops (1.5 – 2 hours for the practical demonstration of an approach with maximum audience participation and minimum time spent on presenting material)


We welcome you to share with us your experience from working with dreams, whether this is done in your professional life and academic research, or it is done through your personal life, experiential approaches and from dream work with other dreamers, or you are just generally interested.

You can listen to interesting talks and you can take part of in different kinds of experiential workshops and dream groups. Your contribution in any form to this conference will be much valued as part of building a network of dreamers and persons interested in the study of dreams in Europe.

The official language of the conference is English but if you are unable to present in English you are welcome to bring an interpreter with you. Some workshops may be offered in different languages if there is sufficient demand.

Organization, Venue, Accommodation & Fees
This conference is co-organized by the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and Drömgruppsforum, the Swedish Dream Group Forum, in collaboration with the Nordic and European Network for the Study of Dreams.

The conference will take place in central Gothenburg, which is Sweden’s second largest city. It is beautifully located on the coast in between Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark, with excellent connections via air, train or bus.

The venue is an old villa where the Psychotherapeutic Institute of Gothenburg (Göteborgs Psykoterapi Institut) is situated. The house has a comfortable atmosphere and is well suited for activities including 50 – 80+ persons. Coffee, lunch, dinner, etc will be served at the venue, and is included in the registration fee.

Accommodation must be organised individually directly with providers.
Hostels: Sweden has excellent low cost hostels, which do not differ much from reasonable hotels. Four are available within 2 kilometres, for example: www.minihotel.se; www.hostel-gothenburg.com; www.mastenvandrarhem.com; www.slottsskogenvh.se. Prices range from 17 Euro (per night/person in 6 person room) to 36 Euro (per night/person for single room). Breakfast is extra at reasonable prices.
Hotels: You can easily find hotels at a close distance, a list can be forwarded. Hotel apartments: Are available 3 km away, easy by tram + short walk: www.novotel.com

The registration fee for full conference before January 15th is:
Members (IASD, DGF and collaborating organisations) and students: 1200 SEK/130 EURO. Non-members: 1500 SEK/165 EURO

The registration fee for full conference after January 15th is:
Members (IASD, DGF and collaborating organisations) and students: 1500 SEK/165 EURO. Non-members: 1800 SEK/200 EURO

The full conference fee includes conference program, refreshments and the following meals: Light evening meal Friday, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch.

Practical Steps for Submissions and Registration
Please submit the Call for Presentations form electronically to sundhulth@hem.utfors.se with copies to: ib@ibfilmochkonsult.se; nicolina.not@telia.com by October 24th 2008. Only forms duly filled out will be accepted.

For registration, either as a presenter or plain participant, please follow instructions in attached registration forms. Please note that discounted prices are available only up to January 15th 2009. After this day the price will go up with approximately 25%.
NOTE: All presenters will be required to pay the registration fee.

Further information & Questions
We look forward to welcoming you to Gothenburg for a weekend of dream work, discussions about important subjects, and also pleasant socializing. Further details will be advertised in due course on the following websites:
http://www.asdreams.org 
http://www.dromgruppsforum.org.se

Questions can be directed to: Conference host: Gunnar Sundström, Paradisgatan 26 c 413 16 Gothenburg Sweden. Email: sundhulth@hem.utfors.se Telephone +46 (0)31 42 26 79 or +46 (0)76 211 57 66
 

 

WEB PAGE LAUNCHED SHOWCASING IASD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

OCTOBER MEMBERSHIPS
TOTAL: 24


New Members: 7
Mr. Greg Bogart
Mr. David L. Phyfer
Ms. Susan K. Hanson
Ms. Elizabeth W. Conrad
Mr. Peter & Mrs. Sara Ribbens
Anonymous 1

Renewing Members: 16
Ms. Marianne Tauber
Ms. Freya Diamond
Dr. Mary Pat Lynch
A.M. Verbunt
Mr. Shuhei Enomoto
Mr. Bob Sandman Coalson
Ms. Sharon Cavanaugh
Mr. Valdas Noreika
Dr. Barbara D’Amato
Ms. Judy B. Gardiner
Dr. Gregory Scott Sparrow
Ms. Jane E. Carleton
Mr. Ken Arenson
Dr. James F. Pagel
Dr. Diane W. Jackson
Mrs. MariAnn Fisher

Affiliate Member: 1
The Israeli Forum for the Study of Dreams
Director: Dr. Raz Even
 


FUN FACTS! According to The Guardian, the largest legacy ever given to charity in the U.K. was left by "Christina Foyle, the proprietor of Foyles London bookshop" who bequeathed 59,000,000 pounds when she died in 1999 to "a charity in her name. The Foyle Foundation was established in 2000 to fund education, arts and health. Ms. Foyle also earmarked £20,000 to look after her dog and four tortoises" and £5000 each to the "Battersea Dogs Home, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, the Book Sellers Provident Association and the animal charity Cinnamon Trust."

DID YOU KNOW? At http://asdreams.org/heritage/  there is Sample Bequest Language for those wishing to support dream studies in their estates. As always, you can talk to the professionals at Marin Community Foundation  about giving to IASD and develop a plan that's right for you.

IASD is particularly proud to introduce a new page on our IASD website that we hope you will look at http://www.asdreams.org/lifetime. This new page acknowledges and provides a personal biography of IASD members who have been awarded the IASD Lifetime Achievement Award. What is the Lifetime Achievement Award? This award recognizes individuals who have dedicated their lives to the study of dreams and who have made significant contributions to our understanding of dreams and dreaming. The IASD Board of Directors awards the Lifetime Achievement Award. To date the following individuals have received these awards:

Robert Van de Castle, PhD in 2004.
Montague Ullman, MD in 2006
Stanley Krippner, PhD in 2006
Ernest Hartmann, MD in 2007
Milton Kramer, MD in 2008.
 

REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

Katja Valli, Turku, Finland

It is Saturday, 25th of October, around 8 pm. I’m curled up comfortably on the corner of my couch, a cup of coffee next to me now gone cold, Skype open, headphones on, attending the IASD fall Board meeting that started about an hour ago. I suddenly realize that this is what being a Board member is; this is something I can share with all of you by writing about this experience in the E-news.

The meeting started at noon EDT, in Finland 7 pm, and I’ve prepared for a long night with chocolate and coffee close by. In the beginning of the conference call, we checked who is present, tried to work through all the technical problems linked to phone conferencing (background noise, bad connections, breathing sounds, and weird buzzing…), and started the meeting with brief sharing of dreams. Then we accepted the minutes of the last meeting, and listened to our president, Olaf, give the executive committee report. Content aside, Olaf’s small child also wanted to attend our meeting, we could hear him babble on the background and interrupt Olaf. Olaf wasn’t having fun, the rest of us were….

Next big issue on the agenda was treasurer’s report, from Robert Waggoner and Bob Hoss. The IASD is doing well, despite the economic slowdown. The LA regional, the PsiberDreaming conference, and the Montreal conference were more successful and brought more income than expected. This is no time, however, to start spending, but make sure that we have enough reserved for next year’s expenses, as Bob Hoss emphasized when presenting the 2009 budget.

After hearing an update on the Montreal conference, two hours had passed, and it was time to break up for lunch (an evening snack and coffee fill up for me). In fact, we were 20 minutes ahead of schedule, so were going to have a break for an hour and 15 minutes. This caused at least five minutes of discussion about what time we need to come back on-line… with us all scattered around the globe, I had lots of fun listening to this discussion…

After the break, Jean Campbell and Rita Dwyer summed up the PsiberDreaming conference, and Jean continued on how the 2008 pledge drive has been working. She also filled us in what has been planned for the PR and advertising of the 2009 conference in Chicago. The last issues on Saturday’s agenda were Robert Waggoner’s report on the newly established Heritage fund, and Alan Siegel’s Education committee report. The Education committee is now ready to launch four on-line home study courses on November 15, based on books by Ernest Hartmann, Deirdre Barrett, Clara Hill, and Kelly Bulkeley. Interested in continuing education? Check these courses out!

Oh dear, it’s midnight. The meeting will continue tomorrow evening, and there is plenty more to discuss. Meanwhile, look for more news and updates on IASD website: www.asdreams.org
 

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