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How do dream researchers from universities all over the world put their heads together? They have an International Dream Conference, held every year somewhere on the globe. Over 140 presenters give the latest news on lucid dreaming, dreams and health, extraordinary dreams, dreamwork practices, clinical approaches, dreams and art, culture, religion.

And the best news: you can be there too!

This annual conference is put together by the International Association for the Study of Dreams. The IASD is a non-profit organization where dream enthusiasts share ideas and information. They also promote awareness and appreciation of dreams.

The 2015 Conference will be held on Friday evening June 5th through Tuesday evening June 9th. The venue is on the shore at the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel – 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay.

The Dream Conference features world-renowned keynote speakers, over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball, and other fun special events appropriate to the beach-side location. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as many other kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.

The Program is multidisciplinary with a little bit of something for everyone – professionals, as well as those simply interested in dreams.

Online Registration is now available!

The conference will be held in English.


Keynote speakers


Jean Raffa
Dream Theatres of the Soul

BIO: Jean Raffa, PhD, is a Jungian psychologist and former college professor and teacher at the Winter Park Jung Center. She is an award-winning author of three books which explore the heroic journey into the unconscious depths of the human psyche, including Dream Theatres of the Soul, a practical guide for Jungian dreamwork.


Dawson Church, PhD
Dreams, Memory, Trauma and Resilience: How Emotion Shapes Our Brains

BIO: Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose books include the best seller, The Genie in Your Genes, linking emotions and genetics. He is the founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment and manages the alternative medicine site EFT Universe


Jessica Payne, PhD
Sleep, Stress, and Emotional Memory Consolidation

BIO: Dr. Jessica Payne is Associate Professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she also directs the Sleep, Stress and Memory (SAM) Lab. Payne’s research focuses on how sleep and stress independently and interactively influence human memory, emotion, and mental health.

Featured presenters


Heather Spence
What Do Dolphins Dream?

BIO: Heather Spence is a marine biologist researching dolphins, a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.


Bob Haden
Using Biblical Dreams to Unlock Your Nightly Dreams

Rev. Bob Haden, MS, is Director of The Haden Institute and author of Unopened Letters From God. He holds Masters degrees in Theology and the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction, studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. He draws upon 30 years of counseling experience.


 Find out more on www.asdreams.org/2015