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Time to Register for PsiberDreaming Conference

PsiberDreaming Call for Art Deadline is September 11

2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Call for Presentations

Call for Dream Art Entries
Registration Update

Call for 2016 Research Grant Proposals

Regional News You Can Use


Register for IASD’s First Online Dream Research Conference

Members Around The World

Hot off the Press

August Membership Total: 43

IASD Office

Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
Janet Garrett, Copy Editor
Laura Atkinson, Design and Layout
Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant


On November 11-13, 2016, IASD will host the first Online Dream Research Conference, which will feature nine internationally recognized scholars, including Mark Blagrove, William Domhoff, Tracey Kahan, Michael Schredl, Sophie Schwartz, Robert Stickgold, Erin Wamsley, Jennifer Windt, and Antonio Zadra. Facilitated through Zoom videoconferencing, each day will feature three live video-conferenced presentations, question and answer sessions following each event, and online discussion forum exchanges.

All presentations will be archived and available to all participants for 30 days following the conference. The International Association for the Study of Dreams is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please visit the Conference website regularly to view updates, and plan to join us for an exciting, leading edge event in the field of dream studies.


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The International Remote Viewing Association conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from September 23- 25, 2016. IASD Member Dale E. Graff, one of the directors of the IRVA will be presenting on precognition/retrocausal dreams: “Tomorrow’s News Today: Can Information Flow Backwards in time to Affect us Now?” This presentation is a variation of the one he gave at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Diego, CA, to their Quantum Retrocasuation III Symposium.

The publicity representative with IRVA, Michelle Freed-Belgatz is offering a discount for IASD members. You may contact Michelle is at For more information please visit

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on nightmares. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles on the study of dreams that are written for a non-research audience.


Females more likely to dream of partner cheating while men fantasize about flying and promotions.



The image of Egyptian magicians, dream interpreters, incubation temples, and the dreams of pharaohs have become so much a part of popular Western culture that you may be surprised to learn, until quite recently, there has been no comprehensive treatment of Egyptian dreams.


TOTAL AUGUST New and Renewing MEMBERS = 43


Samer Alkhuja
Sheila Benjamin
Igor Kanifolsky
Kerry Keller
Catherine Lacoursiere
Kangjie Lebowitz
O'Lynda Lovas
Deborah Mends
Cathy Tarr
Edward Williams
3 Anonymous


Norifumi Kishimoto
Tonnie Pernille Albertus
Mary Amstutz
Lilith Apostel
Stephen Barrell
Karen Benson
Paule Boucher
Maureen Boyd Biro
G. Feinstein
Gale Fralin
Elliott Gish
Toby Heathcotte
Mara Lebane
Ming-Ni Lee
Sabine Lucas
Sherry Lynn
Peter Maich
Dawn Matheny
Shane McCorristine
Tad Messenger
Glory Nelson
James Pagel
Dianne Rhodes
Jeffifer Shoemaker
Gregory Sparrow
Gloria Sturzenacker
Mary Trouba
Susan Tyburczy
Kelly Walden
1 Anonymous


Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.

If you do not have a Regional Rep for your area, consider volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.

We are still looking for a Regional Events Chair.

If you are interested in joining either of these committees and would like to learn more about the role of the committee chair please contact Susannah Benson.

Jean Campbell, Host

Are you tuned in yet?

* Time to register for the only dream conference that's online, all the time, 24/7, around the clock and around the world. Just go to to Register.

* Time to tune in as presenters like Kelly Bulkeley, PhD; Jayne Gackenbach, PhD; Dr. Rubin Naiman, PhD; IASD President, Laurel Clark and others explore the boundaries of dreams and consciousness.

* Time to join other dreamers from over 20 countries in eye-opening discussion on a variety of psi-related topics, submit your dream art, test your psi skills at games and contests, or hang out with others at the Outer Inn.

* Remember to tell your friends that between August 1, 2016 and the end of the conference all NEW IASD MEMBERS RECEIVE THIS CONFERENCE FREE AS A BONUS FOR MEMBERSHIP!

Hope to see you soon in Psiberdreamland!

Call for Artists for the 2016 PsiberDreaming Online Gallery

IASD PsiberDreaming Gallery Team

This year’s PsiberDreaming Conference theme is “Tuning in to the Frequency”. We’ll tune in to the sights and sounds in symbols and messages that reach out to us in our dreams. We could consider the rhythm of dream cycles, the repetition of dream scenes, or the possibility that we are on the same wavelength in a mutual dream. With the myriad of daily influences upon our minds, can we block out the noise, and select the right frequency to understand or enhance our dream’s meaning? Artwork can also refine and bring clarity to a dream message. Do you have artwork that you would like to share this year in the IASD PsiberDreaming Online Gallery that resonates with the conference theme?

The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery is looking for your creative submission. Whether you are a professional artist or non-artist, the online gallery provides an additional avenue of expression, taking viewers along on a visual journey as you tell the dream. We appreciate each submission to the gallery, and are inspired by the artwork and the dream story. We hope that this gallery will serve first and foremost as a place where dreamers of all levels of artistic ability are encouraged to display artwork based on their dreams. We value the authenticity of the connection between the original dream and the work that follows it. We look forward to your entry as we consider “Tuning in to the Frequency.”

Eligibility: Your original work in any medium inspired by and depicting dreams. Acceptable submissions include paintings, drawings, journal sketches, digital artwork, photography, doodles, cartoons, poetry, crafts, textiles, sculpture, poetry, music and animation. Only PsiberDreaming conference attendees’ gallery entries will be accepted, so that artists and other conference members have greater opportunity to connect and discuss the gallery. Your entry must be accompanied by text that tells your dream. Due to time constraints, we limit art gallery submissions to one work per artist.

Images and text will be displayed in an online dream journal format. Please submit your entry using the online form with the dimensions of 8″x10″ and at least 150 dpi. Children under the age of 18 must have parental permission and signature to be included.

How to submit: The deadline for submissions is Midnight EDT, Sunday, September 11.  All submissions must be made online using this form >>>  Please send questions to the art gallery team:


Call for Presentations – Submission Forms now active online click here
Preliminary registration details posted, to be active mid-September for registration
Call for Art – Entry form now active online.

Venue: The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92840. The venue next year is in a perfect location for attendees who want to arrive or stay over a few days to vacation in southern California or visit the exciting attractions nearby. The hotel is 2.2 miles from DisneylandŽ park, 9 miles from Knott’s Berry Farm and 18 miles from the beaches. It is accessible from the LAX international airport or the John Wayne Airport (Orange County). We have negotiated the same discount rate for 3 days before and after the conference for attendees who want to take advantage of the local attractions.

The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 160 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual Psi Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to the enjoyment of the location.


Submission Deadline is December 15, 2016.
Submissions: High quality proposals are invited that fall into any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, Psi and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Culture and History; and Mental Imagery. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Poster Papers.
IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. All submissions must be made online at


The 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual conference at Anaheim.
We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams. The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the art work to dream content when selecting the art pieces, as long as the work was inspired in some fashion by visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep. Note: an entrant can create a piece inspired by someone else’s dream. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the Dream Art Exhibition. Also, you can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not.

Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. Information regarding entry requirements is located here.


Grants are offered through a partnership between IASD and the DreamScience Foundation (DSF)

Submission Areas: High quality quantitative and qualitative research proposals are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the biology or neuroscience of dreaming, phenomenological and psychological studies of dreaming, and such fields as anthropological and cultural studies. In addition to the standard Call for Grant Proposals targeted for dream related research, we are pleased to announce an additional joint research grant activity this year in cooperation with ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology). This joint activity is interested in studies addressing the application of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for treatment of abuse, trauma or PTSD related nightmares and related quality of sleep factors.

Submission Deadline is October 15, 2016 for your proposal
Submissions are reviewed by a research board and selection is based on our funding limits, plus ratings on each proposal which take into account: value to dream science, design methodology, and various other risk and cost factors related to the success of the proposed study. Awards are typically announced in the December timeframe and include a scholarship to present the results at an upcoming IASD conference.

Go to or to the IASD web site,, and click on the Dream Science Foundation, Call for Research Grants icon, for instructions and a submissions outline. All communication is by email and ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED to Go to for instructions and submission forms

Grant Donations
Grant funds come from DSF donations matched by a combination of IASD funds plus individual donations. Our ability to advance dream research is therefore limited by the funds we receive. You can help to advance dream research by going to and clicking on the “Donate to Grant Fund” button. Don’t forget to check the Dream Research and Dream Research Grant Awards option at the bottom of the donation form. 

Susannah Benson, past IASD President

The Dream Gallery—Moscow, April 21-28 May 2017

IASD is pleased to announce its support of the International Interdisciplinary Conference: Dream Gallery. The Dream Gallery conference to be held in Moscow on April 21—28 May, 2017 is being organized by the Russian Society of Researchers of Dreams (RSRD). IASD members Elena Korabelnikova and Maria Volchenko are serving on the Conference Committee and Elena is also serving as RSRD President.

The aim of the conference is to draw attention to the international field of dream studies and the traditional culture of dreams in Russia. It will interweave the themes of science, medicine, art, creativity, story and Russian fairytales. The Conference is being supported by a number of institutions including: The Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Moscow, the Russian National Society of Infant Sleep, the European Confederation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the Department of Neurology, the 1st Moscow State Medical University, and the Moscow Transpersonal Institute.

The conference format offers an exciting program which will be offered over several weeks and provides opportunities for papers, master classes, web seminars, art works. The conference venue is the Moscow State Art Gallery which has excellent technological facilities for live and online presentations.

Translation services will be available for English speaking presenters. The conference committee is interested in hearing from authors whose work has been published in Russian, and in attracting participation from presenters who can offer online presentations. Call for papers and presentations will be advised by Oct 3-December 23, 2016.

Dreaming Asleep: Dreaming Awake in Warsaw on October 7-8

The Interdisciplinary Research Foundation’s conference: Dreaming Asleep: Dreaming Awake is taking place in Warsaw on October 7/8 2016. IASD Board Director, Dr Massimo Schinco is a keynote speaker at this event. The conference is an IASD supported event; it aims to spark new conversations about dreams and their role(s) in cultural, social and personal contexts. Wojciech Owczarski and Massimo Schinco from IASD are serving on the Scientific Committee; and Adam Anczyc and Cristina Bottoni, IASD Regional Representatives for Poland and Italy respectively, will attend and present.

Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage (embed ) is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.

If you do not have a Regional Rep for your area, consider volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.

We are still looking for a Regional Events Chair.

If you are interested and would like to learn more about the role of the committee chair please contact me.

The IASD Dream-News provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD Dream-News to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free Dream-News. E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: IASD Dream-News Editor


The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in June 2015.
Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.

Please limit your articles to 200 words. The article title should be entirely in capital letters. Any article sub-headings should be in upper and lowercase. Submissions can be submitted in the body of an email message or as an attachment. When sending attachments please include, in the body of the e-mail, your name and an indication that it is an IASD Dream-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Verdana font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos as attachments. Do not imbed photos or logos in text.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
Articles over 200 words may be heavily edited. IASD reserves the right to accept or reject any article.

IASD members who would like to inform other members of their presentations, lectures, or workshops should submit their names, the titles of the events, the dates, and locations. Please also include either an e-mail address, website, or phone number so that IASD members can contact you for additional information. Submission of book tour dates and lecture series are limited to the following:
individual, contact information, dates, cities, states, or countries.

The IASD Dream-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances.
Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.

IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events
or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

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