Welcome to IASD, the world’s premier dream organization. Do you have a question about dreams or nightmares? Post your request on our Facebook Group Page. If you are studying dreams in depth, check out our booklist or search our pages for articles by dream experts. Popular topics include lucid dreaming, dream films, dream telepathy and our Dream FAQ. We highly recommend that you attend one of our Regional or International Conferences.
IMPORTANT as of APRIL 2, 2020 (re: Covid-19)
ANNUAL CONFERENCE STATUS
Annual Conference Status: CANCELED.
At this time, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the June 2020 IASD Annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Our top concern is the safety and well-being of our international IASD family, the local area and the communities we serve. We want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding while we worked to make this decision. We also want to thank the Doubletree Hotel in Scottsdale for supporting our organization through this process, continuing the strong partnership which followed our successful conference in 2018.
If you have already registered for the conference you will be sent a note shortly on the process to follow for a refund. As you may know, the Annual Conference is not only our means of maintaining community, but it is our major source of income which we have now lost this year. It is a tough financial time for everyone so please don’t feel obligated, but if you do have the means to donate the amount of your conference fee or any amount to help IASD click here. We greatly value and appreciate your contributions and your generosity. We will sorely miss the in-person energy of our Annual Conference this year, but we hope to see you next year in Ashland!
The IASD Executive Committee
IASD Office: Office@asdreams.org
IMPORTANT as of APRIL 1, 2020 (re: Covid-19)
ASHLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE STATUS
Ashland Regional Status: Postponed.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has made a public announcement that they plan to reopen Sept. 8 for two months with only a handful of shows, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Many other shows from the season have been canceled. Click here to read the announcement from OSF. It is our intention to reschedule the IASD Regional, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gathering” for late September or early October, dates still TBD as the show dates have not been posted yet by OSF. Stay tuned for more updates on the homepage of our website, and here on the Ashland regional website!
IMPORTANT as of MARCH 16, 2020 (re: Covid-19)
EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE STATUS
European Regional Status: Postponed.
The IASD Regional, “Waking up to Dream” scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 in Vilnius Lithuania is going to be postponed with an aim to host the event in the Fall of 2020. We are aware that many European countries have been imposing strict travel restrictions, and European universities are closing and restricting travel for their students and faculty. We are also keeping in mind the health and safety of our members and attendees, and for this reason have decided to postpone the IASD European Regional Event. If restrictions due to Covid-19 eventually make it impossible to hold the conference, fees will be returned. As we receive more information, we will post updates on the homepage of our website https://www.asdreams.org and on the regional website https://www.asdreams.org/regionals/vilnius/. We will get in touch by the end of May to communicate our plans for the postponed European Regional Event. We ask for your patience as we continue to monitor the situation and we hope you will be able to join us at the European Regional in the future.
For the first time in IASD’s history, members and non-members alike can join the IASD Dream Study Groups Program (DSGP), where like-minded individuals will be able to meet and interact in our Global Dreamers Forum, and will be assigned to small Dream Study Groups with one of IASD’s Regional Representatives as a host.
Dream Study Groups will follow the Foundation Series courses over the period of one year in an engaging and interactive way, with access to forums and discussion questions every week.
MISSION STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DREAMS IS A NON-PROFIT, INTERNATIONAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE PURE AND APPLIED INVESTIGATION OF DREAMS AND DREAMING. OUR PURPOSES ARE TO PROMOTE AN AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF DREAMS IN BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC ARENAS; TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH INTO THE NATURE, FUNCTION, AND SIGNIFICANCE OF DREAMING; TO ADVANCE THE APPLICATION OF THE STUDY OF DREAMS; AND TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE ECLECTIC AND INTERDISCIPLINARY EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND INFORMATION.