The International Association for the Study of Dreams will have its 29th IASD Conference in Berkeley, California, in 2012. Over 150 international presenters, a costume gala, networking, an art exhibition, and a sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay, among other events, will make it an occasion to remember.
The three keynote speakers will be:
- Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. is a pioneer and renowned expert in the study of dreams. She is a prize-winning author of eleven books on dreams. Her first bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974) is considered a classic. Revised (1995) it’s still in print and appears in fifteen languages. Dr. Garfield is Co-Founder and Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
- Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. aka Dr. Quantum (TM) is a world-renowned physicist, writer and lecturer who also conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 13 books, 3 CD courses, many scientific and popular articles, and received the National Book Award for Taking the Quantum Leap.
- Tracey Kahan, Ph.D. is a full-time faculty member of the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University. Research conducted by Dr. Kahan and her colleagues has shown that waking and dreaming, especially REM dreaming, are more similar than different in the occurrence of metacognitive skills such as reflective self-awareness, intentionality, and self-regulation.
The Call for Submissions is now open. Proposals are invited addressing any of these areas: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities including Dream Theater; Culture and Anthropology; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams and the Theme Track “Sailing on the Sea of Dreams.” Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events or Major Presentations; Morning Dream Groups; and Research Hot-off-the-Press and Poster Papers.
All submissions must be made using the online web based system at www.asdreams.org/2012/callforpresentations.html. The deadline is December 15, 2011.
The conference venue is the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina, located on the San Francisco Bay. It is 20 minutes from the Oakland Airport and about 40 minutes from San Francisco Airport. The wine country of Napa Valley and Sonoma is less than an hour north. Berkeley, with its UC Berkeley campus, is a uniquely historical university town which still maintains the flower child flavor of the 60’s. It is filled with fascinating shops and a great diversity of restaurants. It is also home to the IASD Central Office.
To contact the IASD office, go to any of these:
Renew / Become a Member http://www.asdreams.org/idxmembership.htm
International Association for the Study of Dreams
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
IASD Office telephone number: (209) 724-0889
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