Applied Improvisation

The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) is a worldwide community of over 3,000 practitioners. We are trainers, facilitators, consultants, executives, teachers, scientists, artists, aid workers, therapists, managers, coaches and more – all using improvisation techniques from comedy, theatre, jazz and other disciplines.

We gather at an annual conference to share research, best practices, historical perspective and new developments in the field of Applied Improvisation – with fun, passion and professionalism.

What to Expect

At the annual World Conference you’ll encounter practical ideas, tools, techniques, tips and small steps you can use immediately to create instant improv experiences and learnings wherever you work. You’ll also experience inspirational talks by industry leaders and innovators, and 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.

You’ll find panel discussions with lively conversations and question-and-answer sessions, and casual conversations with like-minded professionals that stretch your mind and inspire you to learn and do more. And you can expect a healthy dose of music and comedy performances dabbling in good old fashion (non-applied) improv.

Past Highlights

Fun, Friendship, Information

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