IASD Principles of Community

The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is committed to promoting an environment that supports every person in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, professionalism, and fairness. Realization of this commitment requires awareness and active participation by every member of our community.

IASD holds the following values to be important to its mission, and asks that those participating in IASD events as a presenter or attendee, strive to honor and help create an atmosphere supportive of these values:

Receptivity: An open, respectful exchange of ideas, including cultural, scientific, and arts-based investigations into dreams and dreaming.

Diversity: A constructive educational environment for participants at conferences and other activities, that welcomes the multiplicity of different approaches to dream studies, and strives to create an open, inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect.

Integrity: A community that aspires to practices of the highest quality at annual conferences, regional events, online courses, and online conferences, based on a foundation of ethical principles of dreamwork https://www.asdreams.org/ethics-and-confidentiality/

Dignity: Fairness, respect, and individual dignity. The promotion of a safe environment that is free from any type of harassment or abuse. IASD does not condone discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, national origin, religion or spiritual beliefs, ability/disability, language, political ideology, or socioeconomic status, and seeks an environment free from sexual harassment and abuse of power https://www.asdreams.org/iasd-sexual-harassment-policy/