2021 International Association for the Study of Dreams 37th International Conference

Hosted in the luxurious Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon, from Sunday, June 13 through Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Don’t get confused by the word “conference” – this is a huge 5-day gathering and retreat with the world’s most inspired dreamworkers. Imagine a gathering with nearly 400 dream artists, researchers, lucid dreamers, authors. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is the place to be.

The Alchemical Dreamers’ Guild will be attending, likely offering workshops in Dream Circling.

Registration will open in January. For now, there is a call for artists, presenters, and volunteers:

About the Conference

Please join us along with world renowned keynote speakers and more than 130 presenters from typically 20 countries around the globe. It is more than just a conference but an extravaganza of fascinating presentations and special events. Everyone is welcome – whether you are a professional, a dreamworker, or just a curious or interested dreamer. The program features peer reviewed presentations and workshops, in a multidisciplinary program including the scientific, psychological, spiritual, artistic, healing, lucid and extraordinary, ethnic and cultural aspects of dreaming and a lot of fun events such as an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever-popular costume Dream Ball. This year’s featured tracks include Dreams and Ethnicity and Dreams and The Arts. For the latter, we plan some special events in conjunction with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

DEADLINES and ACTIVE LINKS 

  • Call for Presentations – 15 December 2020; Posters 15 Feb 2021 (to open soon)
  • Call for VolunteersApply online, first come basis, Now open!
  • Call for Art Exhibit Submissions – 1 March 2021 deadline (to open in October)
  • Registration online (to open 1 October)
  • Early Bird Registration Discount deadline – 1 January 2021
  • Presenter Registration deadline – 1 March 2021
  • Early Registration Discount deadline – 1 May 2021
  • Cutoff Date for Hotel Reservations – 21 May 2021 (see Lodging)
  • Cutoff Date for Buffet Luncheon Reservations – 25 May 2021 (see Lodging)

Our Keynotes 
To be Announced this Fall

About the Venue
Ashland Hills Hotels and Suites
2525 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

The Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites https://ashlandhillshotel.com/  is in beautiful Ashland Oregon, at the base of the Siskiyou mountains, just north of the border with California. The hotel is nestled on a quiet side of town, just 3 miles from downtown Ashland and 19 miles from the International Medford Airport with direct connections to many US western hubs (see Travel).  It is a 14-acre property, where you can rest in the intimate courtyard patio and pool, or relax in the open spaces surrounded by nature and inspiring views of the surrounding Ashland Hills.  We have reserved a block of rooms and suites (many of which have private balconies) at discounted conference rates in the $100 to $115 range, but book early since choice and availability is limited.  We will be providing group buffet lunch gatherings, offering standard, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free selections. Dinners can be ordered at the Luna Café (limited seating) or at the many local Ashland restaurants.

Amenities include:  Complimentary limited continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, flat screen TV w/cable, in-room coffee maker, coffee and tea, microwave (suites only), voice mail, guest-programmable wake-up calls, Ironing board and iron, hair dryer, guest laundry and bicycles for guest use.

Visiting Oregon Before or After the Conference? 

Note that we have reserved the same discount rate at the hotel for the 3 days after the conference, and some discounts off the regular price for the two days prior.  Things to do in the area include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Wine Country; Crater Lake National Park; Water Adventures at Emigrant Lake; Pacific Crest Trail; Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway; Lithia Park in downtown Ashland (hiking, Japanese Garden, ponds, Ashland Creek); Upper & Lower Table Rocks; Mount Ashland; Farmers and Crafters Markets and Boutique Shopping and much more (go to THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA for more information).

CONTINGENCY: In the event that in 2021 we continue to be impacted by the pandemic, and find that for safety reasons or various restrictions we can’t hold an on-site gathering, we still plan to hold the 2021 conference – however it would switch to a virtual conference.  In this case we would continue with live presentations (symposia, lectures, workshops, and special events), with a similar schedule and structure to that of the on-site conference. You may feel comfortable registering for the conference now, since we would make fee adjustments for you if we have to go virtual.