6th Annual European Regional – Vilnius, Lithuania

6th IASD European Regional Conference
April 25-26, 2020, Vilnius, Lithuania
Waking up to dream

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION: Throughout the history dreams were a wellspring of inspiration, a source of creativity and insight, a means of connection with the divine, or deeper disclosures bonding families and communities. In the modern culture the dream life has been largely neglected, yet recent advances in sleep and dream research highlight the importance of dreams to our emotional and mental health, learning and creativity; show the efficacy of therapeutic approaches of working with dreams; uncover the potentials of lucid dreaming and the most effective approaches to induce them; empower the nightmare sufferers; and entangle the mechanisms of the dreaming brain. This conference, bringing together leading dream researchers, therapists, psychologists, philosophers, educators and other professionals working with dreams invites to reconsider the importance of dreams in our modern culture and accentuate their potentials for personal, interpersonal and societal growth. By waking up to dream, we can be more awake to live.


Martin Dresler (Donders Institute/Radboud University, Netherlands) on neuroscience of lucid dreaming

Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University, Lithuania) on dream theories in Indian philosophy

VENUE: Vilnius University Faculty of Philosophy (Universiteto 9, Vilnius 01122)

The venue is located at the Old Campus of Vilnius University in the heart of Old Town, easily accessible by public transportation. Numerous restaurants and hotels are within a walkable distance. Vilnius Airport (https://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/) is readily accessed by a public bus (40-50 min journey, 1€) or a taxi (20-25 min, 10€).


Tadas Stumbrys (Vilnius University, Lithuania) – Host

Katja Valli (University of Turku, Finland) – Programme Chair

Michelle Carr (University of Rochester, New York, USA) – IASD Connection


IASD member Non-member Student
Early bird (before 1 Feb 2020) €80 ($90) €90 ($100) €50 ($55)
Regular (after 1 Feb 2020) €100 ($110) €110 ($120) €60 ($65)

The full conference fee includes:

  • Conference program

  • Coffee breaks and small snacks

The conference fee does not include:

  • Lunch and dinner (several restaurants are close to the conference site)

  • Accommodation (please book your accommodation by yourself)


Submission deadline: EXTENDED until 26 January 2020

The program is multi-disciplinary. High quality proposals are invited addressing any of the following topics: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health.

Submission categories: Paper Presentations (30 min); Workshops (90 min).

All presenters must register for the conference by 1 February 2020. By registering by this day, they will also receive an early-bird discount (see Registration and Fees).

All presenters must have read the IASD ethics statement (http://www.asdreams.org/ethics-and-confidentiality/) and agree to adhere to it.



For any queries about the conference and the submission process please email: iasd2020vilnius@gmail.com