Talking Improv to the Next Level
The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) is a worldwide community of 2.500 practitioners. We are founders, executives, consultants, trainers, teachers, scientists, artists, therapists, managers, coaches and many more, all using improvisation techniques from theatre, jazz or other disciplines.
We gather at an annual conference, when international experts in management, health, education and arts introduce their perspectives on Applied Improvisation – with fun, passion and professionalism.
Practical Tips, Tools and Ideas
- Practical ideas, tools, techniques, tips and small steps you can use immediately to create instant improv experiences and learnings wherever you work
- Inspirational talks by industry leaders and innovators
- A wide choice of stimulating presentations and workshops representing diverse interests in the fields of business, community development, arts, health sector, charities, academics, soft skills and therapy
Traditional (Non-Applied) Improv
- Ongoing theatre and music sessions demonstrating regular old (non-applied) improv
- Panel discussions with lively conversations and question-and-answer sessions
- A wealth of conversations that stretch your mind and inspire you to learn and do more
Fun, Friendship, Information
- •Access during and after the conference to video and photo documentation
- A growing network of outstanding practitioners, colleagues and friends -
- A sense of belonging to a generous international community with access to extensive resources and support.
At 200 West 8th Street in the heart of downtown Austin, this historical limestone courthouse was completed in 1936 and served as the main federal courthouse until it was decommissioned in 2009. Designed by local architect Charles H. Page and New York architect Kenneth Franzheim, the building is an excellent example of Depression-era Moderne architecture with decorative metal grilles, bronze doors and geometric detail.
The 2014 Applied Improv Conference will have use of all four stories of the building including the four courtrooms, juror’s quarters and even the holding cells.