Love and healing energy from the Light are the most frequent and powerful messages brought back by NDErs. Affirmation comes from evidence and corroboration of these experiences gained through both personal testimony and research of the NDE phenomena. This conference is for anyone who has ever been touched by a Near-Death or Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE), as well as researchers and others who seek affirmation and greater awareness of the experience. Many people have had this experience. You are not alone.
OPEN TO EVERYONE interested in these experiences!
Healthcare-Education-Research-Science (HERS) Session (Thursday, all day): presentations by healthcare professionals, NDE educators and NDE researchers on exploring and applying our understanding of NDEs, for example, applying understanding of NDEs in psychiatry and counseling, training medical professionals and the military about NDEs, conducting research studies on the deeper aspects of NDEs and related phenomena, and developing theoretical perspectives on the non-material nature of the mind and consciousness.
General Session (Friday through Sunday noon): presentations by NDErs, clergy, social workers, researchers and others on the spiritual insights and wisdom of NDEs, near-death-like experiences and related phenomena. Workshops (priced separately) are offered in late afternoon Friday and Saturday, and all afternoon on Sunday.
Join us for both sessions!
We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, lecture presentation, panel session, poster presentation or art display.
Conference Objectives, based on the Conference theme:
We welcome proposals for workshops, lecture presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations and art displays that meet one or more of these objectives.
Note: presentations of individual NDE stories will be scheduled on one of the NDEr Panels. If you want to be considered for an NDEr panel, specify that in the abstract. The Objectives, Outline and Degrees sections then do not need to be filled in.
IANDS Policy: IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences. IANDS is impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view. While all personal beliefs are respected, IANDS does not support proselytizing or promoting personal religious beliefs.
Proposal submission deadline is Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.
To submit a proposal, click here for Proposal Form ~ Proposal Example.
Our speakers this year include Eben Alexander, Jean Watson, Mark Anthony, Marjorie Woollacott and many more!see more
Our program will include near-death experiencers, doctors, nurses, clergy, researchers, past life regression therapists and many more!see more
Our many workshops, 2 to 3 hours in length, will allow you to explore a topic in more depth with an expert, sometimes with direct participation and experiential learning!see more
Plan for Lunch with a Speaker, schedule a Healing Session or two, browse through our Bookstore and take part in the Social Events scheduled for the conference!see more
Our hotel is beautiful, comfortable and very close to many activities in the area!see more
The Program Schedule gives an overview of the speakers and topics scheduled each day. It is subject to change so check your conference materials when you check in for the latest version!see more
Note: Conference photographs are from recent prior IANDS conferences.
LIVE STREAMING and Video on Demand (VOD) of presentations in the main ballroom is coming soon!
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information, see Conference Details, above.
GROUP LEADER DISCOUNTS: Group Leaders who register for the full conference and attend the Group Leaders Seminar will receive a discount of 50% off the full conference price. This is a savings of over $200. Only one discount per IANDS Group. To take advantage of this discount, use Discount Code groupldr282.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED: Featuring workshops with Eben Alexander & Karen Newell, Suzanne Giesemann, Jeff Olsen, Mark Anthony, Robin Landsong and many more! See the Full List of Workshops
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN! Visit our registration web site.
STUDENT DISCOUNTS of 60% off registration fees are available for currently enrolled students in a graduate, undergraduate, community college or high school program. The discount code is “student288”. You will need to provide a valid student ID or a letter from your school administrator when you register at the conference. Welcome, students!
SCHOLARSHIPS for veterans with disabilities or active duty military personnel who have had an NDE (or NDE-like experience) to attend the IANDS conference: up to 100% off conference registration, plus more! More information and application.
The conference is divided into two sessions to Explore the Extraordinary:
NDE TRAINING VIDEO on Sale at the Conference! The NDE Training Video for doctors and nurses and the general public will be on sale at the conference at a 15% discount. Get a copy to share with your family, your doctors and nurses, your church and your community. It will help transform their understanding of NDEs. View the trailer now!
EXHIBITORS ARE WELCOME! Four days of affordable space at the IANDS Annual Conference, with often over 300 attendees. Attendees include members of the educational, medical, psychological, and nursing professions; alternative practitioners, and the general public. See the Exhibitor Registration Form for details. The Early Bird rate for exhibitors has been extended to May 11!
IANDS POLICY: IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences. IANDS is impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view. While all personal beliefs are respected, IANDS does not support proselytizing or promoting personal religious beliefs.
Speaker cancellations and changes: The following speakers and workshop presenters have unfortunately canceled: Katherine James Klemstine, Helena Cassol, Luna Star Van Atta, Sharon Milliman, Emily Rodavich.