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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.


The 2021 Full Conference is Going Virtual

In order to ensure the safety of our attendees and to avoid the risk of having to cancel our conference once again due to ongoing pandemic conditions, IASD has decided to hold the full 5-day conference virtually via. Zoom.  It will be live and interactive with the same symposia, panels, workshops, morning dream groups, and special events offered as had been planned for the onsite program.  This not only ensures the safety of participants but increases global access to the full event.

Please join us, along with 5 world renowned keynote speakers and more than 130 presentations from over 100 presenters around the globe. It is more than just a conference; even in its virtual format, it will be an extravaganza of fascinating presentations and special events. Everyone is welcome – whether you are a professional, a dreamworker, or just a curious or interested dreamer. The program features peer reviewed presentations and workshops, in a multidisciplinary program including the scientific, psychological, spiritual, artistic, healing, lucid and extraordinary, ethnic and cultural aspects of dreaming; and a lot of fun events including opening receptions, a virtual Dream Art Exhibition and a meet the artists reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and even a virtual gathering for the ever-popular costume parade and Dream Ball. This year’s featured tracks include Dreams and Ethnicity and Dreams and The Arts. For the latter, we plan some special events featuring the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Check out IASD Conference 2021 for more information.


New Group Starting in March 2021! Enroll begins in January 2021.

For the second year 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 “DSGP Tea Room” and will follow course content together over the period of one year in an engaging and interactive way, with access to forums and discussion questions.

  • The cost for participation in the DSGP, $50 for IASD members and $75 for non-members, includes:
    • Access to the “DSGP Tea Room”, a global forum for dreamers.
    • Access to either the DSGP Foundation Series, or the DSGP Research Series, detailed below.
    • A one-year membership in either series, where members will interact on forums and discuss course content over the year.

The DSGP Foundation Series brings together courses on A History of Dreaming, The Science and Psychology of Dreaming, and Dreamwork Methods.

The DSGP Research Series offers dream research courses including some from IASD’s First Online Dream Research Conference, which featured some of the best-known dream researchers in the world.

Both the DSGP Foundation Series and the DSGP Research Series include video presentations and discussion questions to prompt conversations in forums with other DSGP members. You will take a quiz after each presentation to earn a certificate of completion.The next round of the DSGP will start March 1, 2021.  

Registration will open January 1, 2021.

For more information and to register click here.


IASD is happy to offer online courses in the science and psychology of dreaming and in the science of lucid dreaming for those IASD members and non-members who would like to take these as part of an independent study program. 

Click here for more information about online courses..


This portal includes: photos and bios of IASD’s DAC members; a “Diversity Response” contact email; resources in the form of websites, publications, podcasts; and links to Diversity-related exercises for dreamers such as the powerful and healing dream-incubation exercise Dolores Nurss has initiated in the IASD Facebook Group.

Click here for more information about the new Dreams & Ethnicity committee and resources..


Currently there are many people around the globe reporting “Covid-19 dreams”, which reflect the unexpected situation in which we all find ourselves. Esteemed IASD members have been contributing interviews, articles and research on dreams during the pandemic. We hope you will find this compilation of information to be useful.

Click here to access Covid 19 Dreams Portal.


Interest in dreams seems to be increasing all the time while, at the same time, people have to be very selective about what they want to read. The basic idea of dreamlinks is to provide links to articles on dreaming, dream research and other dream-related topics (rather than the articles themselves) to make selecting easier: one just has to click on the link to access the webpage of interest.

Check out Dream Links.


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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.