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In This Issue:
DREAMING 2.0: DREAM SHARING ON THE INTERNET
Dream Sharing for Research
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.
Also in this issue:
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and they will be distributed to our Program Chair, Curt Hoffman, and other members of the Program Committee.
Presenters Must Register
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
|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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
IASD 2009 Student Awards Committee:
MEMBERSHIP NEWS November 2008
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 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.
Regional Contact Reps
IASD MEMBER STANLEY KRIPPNER IN PUERTO RICO FOR CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DREAM RESEARCH VOLUME TWO AVAILABLE
POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP EXAMINING SLEEP AND DREAMING
|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)
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:
Katja Valli, Turku, Finland
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E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., IASD E-NEWS Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
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The deadline for the IASD E-News is the first of each month. Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD E-News editor.
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|The 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.|