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Still Time to Register for PsiberDreaming Conference

Register for IASD’s First Online Dream Research Conference

2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Call for Presentations

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries

Early Bird Registration

Call for 2016 Research Grant Proposals – Deadline October 15

The Ernest Hartmann Award For Student Research

Regional News You Can Use


Call for Artists for Two Upcoming Dream Books

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

September Membership

Total: 81

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


IASD is currently involved in the creation of two books on dreams, involving two different publishers, and we wanted to provide a chance for our IASD Arts community to participate.

Dreams that Change Our Lives: This book is in final draft, with chapters compiled into 9 sections that follow the journey of life from beginning to end and beyond. We are now looking for original art work that will represent the topics of those section separator pages which are: 1) The Journey; 2) The Journey Begins; 3) Life Changes; 4) Taking Charge; 5) Healing; 6) Creative Wisdom Within; 7) Spiritual Guidance; 8) Reaching Beyond the Senses; and 9) Journey's End and Beyond.

If you are interested in having your art displayed in this book CLICK HERE and submit a sample of what you would like us to consider. You may submit multiple images – just follow the directions on the form. Art will be converted to gray scale (if not already), and selection will be influenced by its representation of the theme and may involve our publisher as well as IASD.

Dreams: A Tutorial Reference (tentative title) will examine all aspects of dreaming, from science and psychology to culture and the arts. To understand how art is typically used in therapy and as inspiration from dreams, we are surveying our IASD artist community – the results of which will be summarized and compiled into two separate chapters. The survey asks for short summaries from our artists as to how they use art in one or both of these ways and what process they go through.

If you are interested in having your work being mentioned or featured in either of these areas CLICK HERE to complete the forms.


Would you like to continue to support IASD? Try AmazonSmile, an easy way to give money without the stress. Click here to sign up. Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, .05% goes to our organization. If you have other clever suggestions on how to raise money for IASD, please let us know.


The highly anticipated book, Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children Through Creative Dreamplay has just been released by Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers. Edited by Clare R. Johnson and Jean M. Campbell, the book includes contributions from IASD members including: Kelly Bulkeley, Ryan Hurd, Tallulah Lyons, Linda H. Mastrangelo, Angel Morgan, Jayne Gackenbach, Martha Taylor, Patricia Garfield, Kate Adams, David Gordon and Dani Vedros. Authors have contributed chapters from across several disciplines, revealing how dreams can aid and empower children in daily life.


Do lucid dreamers contact an inner awareness when they ignore dream figures, shout out questions to their subconscious, and then receive a response? The free online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, explores this question in their latest issue at www.DreamingLucid.com IASD members contributing articles include Ed Kellogg, Robert Waggoner, Melinda Ziemer and others.


In addition to having the honor to recently offer 11 invited international presentations, music performances, and media interviews on creative and lucid dreaming, Craig Webb celebrated the birth of his 300-page newborn on Sept. 9th: The Dreams Behind the Music: Learn Creative Dreaming as 100+ Top Artists Reveal their Breakthrough Inspirations. Please CLICK HERE

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on dreams and blindness. 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.


For most of us blessed with sight, living with blindness is incomprehensible. Sure, you can shut your eyes for a moment – you can even blindfold yourself for a week – but you still wouldn’t come close to the actual thing. Just as incomprehensible as the waking life of the blind is the sleeping one. We unconsciously associate dreams with visuals and take this for granted. But what’s it like for the blind to dream?



Dreams are a vivid perception of a world brought up by people's subconscious minds. It reflects what we see when we're awake, which makes blind people’s dreams a wonder to many.



Renewing Members = 48

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7 Anonymous

Have you tuned in to the frequency? Have you joined in the fun?

There is still time to register for IASD's 2016 PsiberDreaming Conference.

Yes, this conference runs live, with full discussion until Sunday, October 9, 2016. But, following that, the conference forum will be open until the end of October for read-only. That is, the discussion period is over, but you will still be able to read presentations by 24 of the finest dream experts and the discussion that has gone on about their presentation.

Come and join us at www.iasdconferences.org/psi2016/

This conference is still FREE to all new, first-time IASD members.

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 videoconferenced presentations, question and answer sessions following each event, and online discussion forum exchanges.

All presentations will be archived and available to 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 at www.iasdreamresearch.org/moodle regularly to view updates, and plan to join us for an exciting, leading edge event in the field of dream studies.


Call for Presentations – Submission Forms now active online 
Register Early for discounted Conference and Hotel rates
Call for Volunteers applications now open online
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 Disneyland® 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 www.iasdconferences.org/2017

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Application Open Online

Become a volunteer and attend the conference for $60. Application for volunteers is now open on line by CLICKING HERE This year we are looking for volunteers for the Registration/Information Desk, Room Monitors, Audio Visual Support and the Art Exhibit. In lieu of the regular conference fee, volunteers pay an initial non-refundable fee of $160 with $100 returned after the duties are completed (roughly 12 to 14 conference hours of work). The fee covers conference attendance, receptions and the dream ball. Volunteers arrange for their own travel as well as lodging and meals, and other purchases they wish to make such as special event tickets, CEs and recordings.

CALL FOR DREAM ART ENTRIES – Application Open Online

The 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual conference at Anaheim. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams (visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep). 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. Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display. Click for entry information.

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 www.dreamscience.org/iasd or to the IASD web site, www.asdreams.org, 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 bob@dreamscience.org  Go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd 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 http://www.dreamscience.org/iasd/ 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.


Curtiss Hoffman, Student Research Awards Chair

We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2017 competition! The IASD Board of Trustees will provide the balance of funds.

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. See http://www.asdreams.org/student-awards/ for additional details.

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to office@asdreams.org or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2017.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."

Alternatively, a copy can be faxed to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scanned and emailed as an attachment to office@asdreams.org. A note or cover letter should be included to indicate that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify which of the two awards they are applying for.

Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats. In the case of papers with multiple authors – in terms of the ideas presented as well as the description of the results – the contestant must indicate clearly, in either the text of the paper or in an accompanying letter, what portions are the submitter’s work. Research that has been published prior to the submissions deadline is not eligible for this award.

Submissions must include a copy of the participant’s student ID.

Winners will be announced during the General Membership Meeting at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel, June 16-20, 2017. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.

Susannah Benson, past IASD President

The Dream Gallery—Moscow, April 21- May 28, 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 28, 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 http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/contact-your-regional-rep/ ) 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 dreamnews@asdreams.org


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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