Starting point: Perception that dreams needed a forum to share learning and practice
Organizing Strategy: Identify a broad spectrum of researchers, academics and public with a fascination with dreams
Tools: Peer reviewed publication, annual conference, exchange of papers during the year
Outcomes: 700 members, deeper understanding across cultures
Questioning the primacy of reality has engaged humans for millennia. Dreams are both subjective and the expression of visions and concerns embedded in human culture.
,International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.