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Thursday, August 23
 

16:30 CEST

16:30 CEST

Registration
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Thursday August 23, 2018 16:30 - 20:00 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

18:15 CEST

Improv and Wine - Welcome to France
Speakers
LB

Lauriane Brun

Décalez ! And Laurianne Brun Sommelière have had a professional love at first night. They wanted to work together, anyway. They finally find the way to mix their passions.
CN

Charlotte Naymark

Décalez ! And Laurianne Brun Sommelière have had a professional love at first night. They wanted to work together, anyway. They finally find the way to mix their passions.



Thursday August 23, 2018 18:15 - 18:45 CEST
FIAP Restaurant

18:45 CEST

Dinner
Thursday August 23, 2018 18:45 - 20:15 CEST
FIAP Restaurant

20:20 CEST

The Rules of Applied Improv

Thursday August 23, 2018 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
Bruxelles

20:50 CEST

French Improv Scrabble
Speakers
avatar for Sylvaine Messica

Sylvaine Messica

Chair, EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE
Sylvaine Messica founder and leader of the training and collective intelligence organization EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE® and Applied Improvisation specialized. Sylvaine is a trainer performance, innovation and personal development, specialist in pedagogical innovation since 2002 and Applied... Read More →


Thursday August 23, 2018 20:50 - 21:20 CEST
Bruxelles

21:20 CEST

Interlude
Artists


Thursday August 23, 2018 21:20 - 21:25 CEST
Bruxelles

21:25 CEST

International games, let's play!
Speakers
HH

Hikaru Hie

Hikaru is an accomplished and highly experienced trainer / facilitator and has been working in the corporate training and development field in Asia for the last 15 years. She specialises in the design, delivery and facilitation of impactful and highly effective training programs for... Read More →


Thursday August 23, 2018 21:25 - 22:00 CEST
Bruxelles

22:00 CEST

Improv games
Speakers
PZ

Paul Z Jackson

Paul Z Jackson is co-founder and long-serving President of AIN. His innovative workshops and writings continue to help pioneer this amazing, potentially world-changing profession of ours.


Thursday August 23, 2018 22:00 - 23:00 CEST
Espace Jean Monnet
 
Friday, August 24
 

07:30 CEST

Laughter Yoga

Friday August 24, 2018 07:30 - 08:00 CEST
Espace Jean Monnet

08:00 CEST

Registration
Friday August 24, 2018 08:00 - 08:30 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

08:30 CEST

Enter into the circle song
Speakers


Friday August 24, 2018 08:30 - 08:50 CEST
Bruxelles

08:50 CEST

A French Introduction with the french team
Speakers
avatar for Sylvaine Messica

Sylvaine Messica

Chair, EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE
Sylvaine Messica founder and leader of the training and collective intelligence organization EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE® and Applied Improvisation specialized. Sylvaine is a trainer performance, innovation and personal development, specialist in pedagogical innovation since 2002 and Applied... Read More →


Friday August 24, 2018 08:50 - 09:00 CEST
Bruxelles

09:00 CEST

Inclusion games
Speakers


Friday August 24, 2018 09:00 - 09:20 CEST
Bruxelles

09:20 CEST

AIN President Barbara Tint keynote
Speakers


Friday August 24, 2018 09:20 - 09:45 CEST
Bruxelles

09:45 CEST

Coming Soon... Trailers for 9 Workshops
Friday August 24, 2018 09:45 - 10:00 CEST
Bruxelles

10:00 CEST

Coffee Break
Friday August 24, 2018 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Hall

10:30 CEST

Improv Evolving : Diversity in Play
Attendees gain a deeper experiential understanding of how improvisational play carries in its very DNA an inclusive attitude inviting all players to share imaginations, make discoveries
together and build community.

Participants play improv games used by NGO Laughter for a Change in diverse programs
including “Comedy in Rwanda”; “Fist Bump!” an improv-based anti-bullying education program; and “Improv China” which brought the power of collaborative play to young Chinese creatives. The workshop includes dialogues on the history and future of improv as a model for humanistic interaction and positive problem solving.

Speakers
EG

Ed Greenberg

Ed Greenberg worked closely with Del Close on the early experiments in long form improv (he was on the stage the day “Harold” was born). Ed succeeded Del as director at The Second City, Chicago. He is currently Executive Director at Laughter for a Change.



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Vienne

10:30 CEST

Improv, Collaboration and Organizational Success
Participants will be introduced to new concepts regarding how the mechanics of collaboration supports organizational goals, and how AI can support particular collaborative objectives. They will be given an opportunity to design applications for Improv activities that support the collaborative objectives people use to achieve their business/organizational goals, and discuss how to illustrate the Value Proposition of these processes to clients.

Speakers


Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Londres

10:30 CEST

Improvisation and Ignatian Spirituality
There are striking parallelisms between the work of 16th century Ignatius of Loyola (the founder of the Society of Jesus a.k.a The Jesuits) and improvisational theater. This workshop examines principles, exercises and practices in both Ignatian Spirituality and improvisational theater and how they might complement and deepen the experience of both disciplines.

Speakers
GM

Gabe mercado

Gabe Mercado is an applied improv trainer, performer and teacher from the Philippines. He founded the pioneering group SPIT in Manila in 2002 and the improv academy Third World Improv in 2016. Ignatian spirituality has been a major influence in his life for over 25 years.



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Amsterdam

10:30 CEST

Improvisation and Leadership
Understand the behaviour, learn to adjust yourselves to fit for the situation, maximize your personal influence.

Speakers
ZC

Zeng Chen

Zeng Cheng has been pioneering Applied Creativity and Applied Improvisation in business for many years. He learned impro from Keith Johsntone and studied improv in Improv Olympic and the Second city. Zeng Cheng has deigned the delivered Improv hundreds of courses for entrepreneurs... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Java

10:30 CEST

Intergenerational Improv: Bridging the Gap
Explore a practical case study (with data, insights, video, and exercises) of the application of improvisation to connect intergenerational participants (college students and older adults 50+) in a University setting.

Discover how expressive arts like improvisation can bring diverse people together and break down barriers. A practical case study of the application of improvisation to connect intergenerational participants (college students and older adults 50+) in a University setting. In this interactive workshop, we will share exercises and information on the approach, research results, insights, and lessons learned in the process.

Speakers
YS

Yael Schy

Yael Schy has been an Applied Improvisation practitioner since 2002, and is a founding member of AIN. She uses improv theater, dance, and other expressive arts to design and facilitate training workshops and individual coaching in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, communication... Read More →
avatar for Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty | Co-Founder/Creative Team, University of California, Irvine | Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Joel Veenstra teaches improvisation, stage management, and collaborative production at the University of California, Irvine. He is active in the improvisation and applied improvisation world and serves on the Board of AIN and as the co-director of Global Improvisation Initiative... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Bonn

10:30 CEST

Make your Pitch Matter - Niche Niche Baby!
Are you a facilitator who would like to enjoy marketing more? A more fulfilling career awaits you when you speak your truth; your tribe naturally finds you when you are clear on your mission and message. Find out what you uniquely offer.

Discover their life’s purpose in 5 minutes.
Optimize your marketing budget by connecting to what is really important in your life and focusing on that ¨market/niche/group¨
Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) differentiates yourself from the competition. Develop an authentic answer to the question that 90% of people answer badly. ¨What do you do?¨

Speakers
JB

Jessica Breitenfeld

A linguist trainer, AIN certified Pratitioner- who extracts- like a jewel appraiser- your gems as a facilitator. The Goal: reframe your story- to attract your unique tribe. A Gestalt psychotherapist (in training) having lived in 5 continents, she focuses on team building & dating... Read More →
PP

Philippe Patteyn

For twenty years sales rep, manager and designer. Then writer and comedian. Now improviser and creator of the SHINE program. SHINE allows everyone to boost their positive posture i.e. to develop a new version of them, more confident, more open, more daring and more creative.



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Madrid

10:30 CEST

Sustainable Stand Up
Attendees gain insights, experiences, and examples of how improvisation can be used to create a highly compassionate form of stand up comedy about things that matter.

Speakers
BR

Belina Raffy

Belina has run her Sustainable Stand Up courses and shows 22 times across 7 countries. Through the courses, she has worked with a NASA Climate Scientist, numerous sustainability professionals, environmental Phd students, and ‘normal’ people. Come discover insights she’s gained... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Bruxelles

10:30 CEST

The Art of Loving: Learn to love by Trial Dating
The Art of Loving by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, presents love as a skill that can be taught and developed.  In order to be able to truly love another person, he/she needs first to love him/herself.
This dialogue based session is linked to the improv philosophy of Yes, And and/or Make mistakes.

Speakers
HH

Hikaru Hie

Hikaru is an accomplished and highly experienced trainer / facilitator and has been working in the corporate training and development field in Asia for the last 15 years. She specialises in the design, delivery and facilitation of impactful and highly effective training programs for... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Rome

10:30 CEST

Using Improvisation to Teach Conflict Resolution to Children
Attendees will learn theory and a sample practice from Instant rePLAY: Active Tools for Conflict Resolution, Lynn Grasberg’s nonviolent conflict resolution program for children and teenagers.

What if we could use improvisation and teambuilding with school children to eliminate youth suicide and prevent isolated, unhappy children from becoming killers? Learn a sample exercise, some tips on how to use tone of voice, physical stance and grounded actions to interrupt potential violence, as well as how to connect with young people to stand up for themselves and each other.


Speakers
LG

Lynn Grasberg

Lynn started applying improvisation to teaching conflict resolution after the Columbine shooting, 19 years ago. She lives in Littleton, Colorado, home of Columbine High School, and is preparing a program to train adults and teenagers to facilitate this work in schools, youth groups... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Dublin

12:00 CEST

Lunch
Friday August 24, 2018 12:00 - 13:45 CEST
FIAP Restaurant

13:45 CEST

AINx talk: Bringing Science to the Art of Improvisation
Speakers
NW

Nancy Watt

Often called the Prac-demic, Nancy is a slave to evidence-based literature and then delivers powerfully effective workshops disseminating the most recent research using her intelligence, humour and passion. Accredited in Positive Psychology, Second City Toronto Conservatory, and Rotman... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 13:45 - 13:55 CEST
Bruxelles

13:55 CEST

AINx talk: Let's Play! - How to Let Improv Resonate with your Clients
Speakers
RV

Raymond Van Driel

Raymond van Driel is the AIN Secretary. Since 2000, he coaches Applied Improvisation at an executive level to Fortune 500 companies and delivers Training of Trainers courses worldwide.



Friday August 24, 2018 13:55 - 14:05 CEST
Bruxelles

14:05 CEST

AINx talk: Applying Improvisation – the third wave
Speakers
PZ

Paul Z Jackson

Paul Z Jackson is co-founder and long-serving President of AIN. His innovative workshops and writings continue to help pioneer this amazing, potentially world-changing profession of ours.
LJ

Lisa Jacob

Lisa Jacob’s fresh perspective on improvisation derives from a lifelong interest in how people behave, how systems operate and the intersection of the two. She spent many years working in the NHS in the UK and now works as an independent transformation and change consultant.



Friday August 24, 2018 14:05 - 14:15 CEST
Bruxelles

14:15 CEST

AINx talk: From the editor's desk: what we learned from editing and writing about applied improvisation
Speakers
CM

Caitlin Mcclure

Caitlin McClure designs and facilitates experiential learning programs worldwide. She studied intensively at BATS Improv and with Keith Johnstone. McClure’s MA is in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. She and Theresa Dudeck co-edited the anthology Applied Improvisation... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 14:15 - 14:25 CEST
Bruxelles

14:25 CEST

AINx talk: So Different and so Same
Speakers
HH

Hikaru Hie

Hikaru is an accomplished and highly experienced trainer / facilitator and has been working in the corporate training and development field in Asia for the last 15 years. She specialises in the design, delivery and facilitation of impactful and highly effective training programs for... Read More →
avatar for Sylvaine Messica

Sylvaine Messica

Chair, EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE
Sylvaine Messica founder and leader of the training and collective intelligence organization EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE® and Applied Improvisation specialized. Sylvaine is a trainer performance, innovation and personal development, specialist in pedagogical innovation since 2002 and Applied... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 14:25 - 14:35 CEST
Bruxelles

14:35 CEST

AINx talk: Moving from Yes, Sir! To Yes, and…
Speakers
YD

Yaniv Dickstien

*MBA degree *over 20 years of experience as a service and operations manager in high-tech industry *military veteran officer *founder and participant in an active and performing improv group *facilitator of improv workshops for businesses and military



Friday August 24, 2018 14:35 - 14:45 CEST
Bruxelles

14:55 CEST

Special Guest. French tap dancer Roxanne Butterfly
World Conference is pleased to present our Special Guest: Roxane Butterfly is a tap dancer and choreographer. Hailing from Toulon (Southern France), she is the first European tap-dancer to have gained the status of permanent resident of America in the quality of Hoofer. Known for her conceptual approach of the form and her daring musical experimentations, Butterfly has been a figure on the international tap scene since the early nineties.

It was her mentor, the bebop tap dancer Jimmy Slyde, who nicknamed her ´Butterfly` because of her light and fast dance style.[1] Born Roxane Semadeni, it is the name Butterfly that was to accompany her career ever since her encounter with Slyde



Friday August 24, 2018 14:55 - 15:55 CEST
Bruxelles

15:55 CEST

Coffee Break
Friday August 24, 2018 15:55 - 16:15 CEST
Hall

16:15 CEST

Coming Soon... Trailers for more Workshops
Friday August 24, 2018 16:15 - 16:30 CEST
Bruxelles

16:30 CEST

Applying Improv in Education
In this session, we will engage in activities that will help us see Education from a different point of view. We will explore how to implement Improv in our lessons and use it to achieve educational goals. But… Not everything has to be on the lesson plan! We will also learn how the basic skills of improv can help us be better educators.

Speakers
SP

Silvia Perdiguero

Silvia Perdiguero is a passionate educator who loves all sort of storytelling forms. With a background in Media, Theatre of the Oppressed and Improv, Silvia enjoys implementing all the strategies she has learnt working, travelling and chatting with people from around five continents... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
TBA

16:30 CEST

Games for Exploring Diversity

Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Amsterdam

16:30 CEST

Improv Artivism: Improvisation & Activism for Social Change
In a Trump/Brexit world, the skills derived from improv create more powerful and strident activists with the uniquely powerful ability to observe ‘power relationships’, build activist coalitions, communicate persuasive stories, and create revolutionary positive change.
Improvisation in life encourages creative behavior. Activism promotes direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform improving society, governments and communities of those traditionally oppressed peoples. Forms of activism include engaging politicians, issues campaigning, boycotts, rallies, marches, strikes, and sit-ins. And improvisational theater with regard to power relationships, active engagement, and emotionally intelligent communications. Combining improv and activism is “improv artivism”.

Speakers
JN

Joey Novick

Joey was as an elected Councilman in Flemington, NJ for 15 years. He is a practicing attorney, trained at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School in Advanced Mediation Techniques. He’s taught hundreds of lawyers, law students, judges and elected officials from around the... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Londres

16:30 CEST

Leadership and Hierarchy (dialog)
In a dynamic conversation with  room for all the voices, we explore answers on these questions:
What can we truly bring to teams that are exploring new hierarchical settings?
Are self steering teams an utopia? What is the true meaning of generative leadership? What is the difference between social and relational status? In improvisation, what are our  hierarchical blind spots?

Speakers
NV

Nathalie Van Renterghem

Co-founder of Inspinazie in Leuven/Belgium. Improvisation player and trainer for 25 years with a background in education (Freinet & steiner). Inspired by Theory U, Viewpoints, Deep Democracy, Nathalie interweaves all the knowledge and insights she gained there in her improvisation... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Dublin

16:30 CEST

OUTprov
Participants will discover how personal safety, group trust, and empathy are the most powerful tools improvisation can teach its participants.
As an out gay improviser and through my work within the LGBTQ+ identities, I will share my
adventures using improvisation to connect individuals who often feel disconnected. Participants will discover how personal safety, group trust, and empathy are the most powerful tools improvisation can demonstrate. Participants will examine identity and association through improv.

Speakers
ER

Ed Reggi

Ed Reggi is a professional actor who co-created an Emmy nominated PBS public affairs program fueled by improvisation. He's an Applied Improvisation Certified Practitioner at COCAbiz, where he designs and leads workshops. He teaches at Washington University and Southern Illinois University... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Rome

16:30 CEST

Team creative interactions and their social factors
What does research know about creative interactions in teams ? Discussion about the related social factors and how they trigger team creativity.
Presentation of what is known about team creativity, creative interactions and about the related social factors (problem construction, collective attention, collective engagement, integration and collaboration of ideas). Possible interaction with the audience about the context of improv, how some improv games could be appropriate to specific social factors.



Speakers
AC

Alex Cayrol

Alex Cayrol is a PhD student at Grenoble Ecole Management, interested on team creative interactions, group creativity and group improvisation. Before, he completed a diploma of engineer at Arts et Métiers ParisTech and a master in project management at Université du Québec à Rimouski... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Java

16:30 CEST

The art of being sensitive to cultural differences.
Today’s rapidly changing and interdependent world means that working with, understanding, and having sensitivity to different cultures is essential. In this workshop, using AI you will enhance your intercultural sensitivity (being sensitive to cultural differences).
In this workshop you will explore Visible and Non-visible aspects of culture, explore your own perspective on culture, cultural values, rules and behaviour. You will also get practical tools to improve intercultural communication skills. The workshop is based on theoretical models and research but delivered in a way that the participants will be fully engaged with their experiences and their emotions.

Speakers
CL

Charo Lanao

Charo is a mother, change agent and a pilgrim. Her understanding of communication is how we communicate with each other, but also, how we communicate with ourselves and with nature. She combines wisdom of ancestral knowledge from the Andes with a western approach of Critical Literacy... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Vienne

16:30 CEST

Think BIG - Develop Your Applied Improvisation Business
This workshop is for experienced Applied Improvisation business owners and AIN Certified Practitioners who want to connect and learn from each other. You’ll get insight into each other’s best practices, a chance to network, ask questions, and inspiration to grow your business.

Raymond and Angelina will facilitate this Mastermind session to exchange best practices and expertise amongst experienced AIN members. First, we will explore what has gotten us this far ahead in the process of building our Applied Improvisation businesses. We will exchange success stories, pinpoint what’s been working well, and then use the knowledge in the room to help each other get to the next level. Topics of exploration may include working with organisations on executive and strategic level, effective marketing strategies, hiring contractors, building businesses that last beyond ourselves, and whatever you bring with you.

Speakers
AC

Angelina Castellini

Angelina Castellini is the former AIN Administrator. She began teaching (Applied) Improvisation at the London School of Economics in 2010.
RV

Raymond Van Driel

Raymond van Driel is the AIN Secretary. Since 2000, he coaches Applied Improvisation at an executive level to Fortune 500 companies and delivers Training of Trainers courses worldwide.



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Madrid

16:30 CEST

Using AI to Free the Writing Process in High School
Participants will explore methods to help students liberate their relationship with the written word by unlocking creativity, and generating unexpected material before a more conscious process begins.
Participants generate an open source document through improvised prompts and establish a set of random rules and creation points which allow writers to input, edit or delete material in a random pattern. Using improvisational techniques applied to writing, participants will develop material collaboratively.

Speakers
MA

Maria Aladren

Maria Aladren​ is a professional director and educator. For the past fifteen years, she has developed MCVTS high school theatre conservatory in New Jersey. Maria has worked with McCarter Theatre in Princeton and NJIT on developing a STEAM-based approach to teaching creativity.
LW

Louis Wells

Louis Wells is a theater director and improviser based in the New York region. As a university lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the Theater Arts and Technology program, Louis has brought several Applied Improvisation workshops and initiatives to the universit... Read More →



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Bonn

16:30 CEST

WE Conference
Participants will improvise speeches in a natural way or simply listen to others. We conference is a format of sharing and building knowledge with storytelling and testimonials around a topic.
The host welcomes the audience with a brief explanation and announces the topic: "What singular detail of your personality once enriched a collective process and how?". One of the rules is that people have to tell a true story about themselves. People come one after the other to share their stories with photos, silence, movement, any proposition.

Speakers
MO

Martin Ophoven

Martin Ophoven is author, keynote speaker, improv comedian and co-founder of Talkin’to Me? a improv-consultancy agency helping organization to deal with the unknown, resilience, creativity and wellbeing. He uses storytelling to release natural leadership in each of us.



Friday August 24, 2018 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Bruxelles

19:30 CEST

Interlude
Artists


Friday August 24, 2018 19:30 - 19:40 CEST
Hotel Renaissance 40 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France

19:30 CEST

Dinner - La Soiree Chic Parisienne
Dress Code: Chic
Take Subway #6 at Glacière, change at Place d'Italie for Subway #5 to République



Friday August 24, 2018 19:30 - 23:30 CEST
Hotel Renaissance 40 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France
 
Saturday, August 25
 

07:30 CEST

Meditation
Speakers


Saturday August 25, 2018 07:30 - 08:00 CEST
Espace Jean Monnet

08:00 CEST

Registration
Saturday August 25, 2018 08:00 - 08:30 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

08:30 CEST

Clown and games

Saturday August 25, 2018 08:30 - 09:00 CEST
Bruxelles

09:00 CEST

09:30 CEST

AINx talk: Using Improv to Teach Emotional Learning To Teens
Speakers
DK

David Koff

David Koff has been a professional actor and improviser for over 25 years. On TV, he’s appeared on “The West Wing” & “Sesame Street”. He’s the artistic director of “Fake Radio”, a theater troupe which combines old-time-radio with improv. He trained at The Groundlings... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 09:30 - 09:40 CEST
Bruxelles

09:40 CEST

AINx talk: Transitioning veterans to civilian life through improv
Speakers
DR

Deana Ricks

Deana is an award-winning actor/writer who began acting at age 4. She has performed improv and sketch in Hollywood at UCB, Nerdist, and iO West theaters. In addition to her TV and film credits, she’s a proud member of the ASAP Artists Council.



Saturday August 25, 2018 09:40 - 09:50 CEST
Bruxelles

09:50 CEST

AINx talk: One Clown’s story - Life as a Person of Many Colors
Speakers
LG

Lynn Grasberg

Lynn started applying improvisation to teaching conflict resolution after the Columbine shooting, 19 years ago. She lives in Littleton, Colorado, home of Columbine High School, and is preparing a program to train adults and teenagers to facilitate this work in schools, youth groups... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 09:50 - 10:00 CEST
Bruxelles

10:00 CEST

AINx talk: Becoming who you are and who you are not… yet
Speakers
SK

Sevanne Kassarjian

As a leader of Performance of a Lifetime (POAL) — an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for three years running — Sevanne uses the tools and science of improvisation and performance to help Fortune 500 executives all over the world, and develops POAL’s amazing global team.



Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00 - 10:10 CEST
Bruxelles

10:15 CEST

Coffee Break
Saturday August 25, 2018 10:15 - 10:45 CEST
Hall

10:45 CEST

Coming Soon... Trailers for more Workshops
Saturday August 25, 2018 10:45 - 11:00 CEST
Bruxelles

11:00 CEST

Applied Improvisation: Its Impact and Future at STEM Universities
Attendees will gain an understanding of how the theories and practices of applied improv can change educational practices for STEM college students.
This presentation will outline the structure and rationale for the creation of a center of implied improvisation at NJIT. It argues for the creation of a university level center to support the introduction of applied improvisation to multiple disciplines and programs at the university, as well as support funded research initiatives on the effects of implied improvisation on higher education. 

Speakers
MO

Megan O'Neill

Dr. Megan O’Neill is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she directs the First Year Writing Program. She specializes in the design, implimenation, and assessment of university educational programs.
LW

Louis Wells

Louis Wells is a theater director and improviser based in the New York region. As a university lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the Theater Arts and Technology program, Louis has brought several Applied Improvisation workshops and initiatives to the universit... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Bonn

11:00 CEST

Beyond Ice Breakers: Writing Improv for the Academy
Exploring a variety of discipline specific applications and theories, attendees who are interested in writing and presenting in scholarly contexts, will gain ideas for presenting improvisation as a pedagogical tool.
Despite its benefits, academics may be reluctant to consider improvisation as a valid training paradigm. Scholarly writing about improvisation can be a tool for increasing acceptance and establishing AI as an important area for research and practice.  We will examine successful approaches and make use of group knowledge, and expertise, to explore discipline specific strategies for framing such scholarship.

Speakers
VC

Vicki Crooks

Dr. Crooks is a professor of communication at the University of Rio Grande. She uses applied improvisation in a wide variety of communication classes and engages in scholarship related to improvisation, creativity, and narrative. She hopes to entice more academics to incorporate applied... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Rome

11:00 CEST

Child Development through Improvisation
“The Fulton Method” which uses improvisation to empower children by teaching them current and future life skills.  The science of Improvisation on the brain will also be discussed.
This session will include a brief bio of Linda, the history of The Fulton Method, and the science behind how improv affects the brain and can actually grow grey matter and expand the corpus callosum.  It will end with sample discussions and games if time allows.



Speakers
LK

Linda Kellogg Fulton

Linda Kellogg Fulton discovered Improvisation 45 years ago. She began to realize Improvisation was positively affecting her dyslexic brain. Linda then went from hopelessness to success! In 1998, Avery Schreiber suggested Linda open Total Improv Kids developing “The Fulton Method... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Bruxelles

11:00 CEST

Exercises to Strengthen Intercultural Competencies and Code Shift
Use improv exercises as a self/group diagnostic. Codeshift into client’s language. Uncover 4 distinct responses to ambiguity. Appreciate the connection between intercultural competence and an improvisational mindset.
While clients may have an idea of how they would react to an ambiguous intercultural interaction, do they truly know how they would react in the moment? Come to this session to see how two interculturalists use improv exercises as intercultural self-diagnostics. See how discrete amounts of randomness intersect with a defined structure so clients can have clear takeaways they can use.

Speakers
JB

Jessica Breitenfeld

A linguist trainer, AIN certified Pratitioner- who extracts- like a jewel appraiser- your gems as a facilitator. The Goal: reframe your story- to attract your unique tribe. A Gestalt psychotherapist (in training) having lived in 5 continents, she focuses on team building & dating... Read More →
AC

Alex Cleberg

Alex Cleberg is an intercultural trainer at the University of Minnesota, teacher at the Brave New Workshop and Improv Parent. He has worked with entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Uganda the U.S. He has also worked with refugees in the United States. Started an educational program in a Sri... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Java

11:00 CEST

FourSight: Managing Innovative Teams Leveraging on Diversity
They will experience a creative process and they’ll then get to know the FourSight Creative Thinking System, an internationally validated test that helps individuals and teams understand and leverage their own thinking styles.
How does your brain work when you tackle a creative challenge, be that a work-related one, a personal one - even an improv gig?
How do you engage with other people, whose thinking profiles are different from yours?
And how would you manage a team, making sure you use diverse thinking profiles as a strength?
This workshop will answer the above questions using improv (your improv!) and the "FourSight® Thinking Profile".

Speakers
AM

Andrea Montuschi

Andrea is a partner of Great Place to Work Italy. He has over 20 years of experience in HR consulting, he is a coach, a FourSight practitioner and a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator. He began to improvise in 2006 and he has also volunteered as a hospital clown.



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Vienne

11:00 CEST

It's all about the Debrief!
The difference between Improv and Applied Improv is the debrief.  This workshop will give you ideas for, and practical experience in, debriefing Applied Improvisation exercises. 
The session will comprise a series of Applied Improvisation games and exercises, followed by an opportunity to examine scenarios in which they might be used, discussing ways of debriefing about the appropriate learning outcomes, and an opportunity to practice some debrief techniques and styles.


Speakers
JT

Jon Trevor

Jon is the founder and Chief Improvocateur at Improv Initiative (www.improvinitiative.com). He was a theatre director for 25 years, and has been a trainer/facilitator for 17. He also runs Let’s Talk, an interpersonal communications training company (www.letstalk.uk.net). He is the... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Madrid

11:00 CEST

Mystery Topic (Dialog)
Attendees will play a game that could be a useful tool in Applied Improvisation for meetings, conversation starters and demonstrates new insights into how to discuss a relevant topic.
 Using the Spolin Game “Throwing Light”, presenters will discuss an unstated topic related to Improvisation. The audience is invited to participate in the discussion with ground rules that will produce a fruitful and involving conversation. Session is over when everyone knows the subject without ever having it mentioned.

Speakers
PQ

Paul "Sparky" Johnson

Paul “Sparky” Johnson studied and worked closely with, the late Paul Sills – founder of The Second City and son of Viola Spolin. For over thirty years, Sparky was a full-time drama professor with the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta.
GS

Gary Schwartz

Gary Schwartz is the Protégé of the late Viola Spolin, considered to be the Mother of American Improvisation. Every improv troupe in the US can trace their roots to Spolin's teachings. He is the founder of Improv Odyssey, an exciting approach to changing the way people work and... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Dublin

11:00 CEST

What happens in the brain of Traumatized People. How can Improv help?
Cultivate developmental competencies derailed by exposure to chronic, complex trauma and life adversity, including attunement and interpersonal connection, self-regulation, identity development, executive functioning and the somatic experience of safety.

Speakers
FN

Frauke Nees

Holder of a Master's degree in Psychology, Person Centered Psychotherapy (GwG, HPG), specialized in the treatment of patients with traumatic stress (PITT and van der Kolk), Hypnosis. She is also an experienced improviser, a professional Tango dancer and a clown. She uniquely combines... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Amsterdam

11:00 CEST

Where Applied Improv meets Service Design Thinking
Be part of the evolution of co-creation.

This work session, for experienced Applied Improv practitioners with an interest in concepts and theory, will attempt to map the landscape between applied improv and service design thinking. We will go beyond simple energisers and ideation games to look for opportunity areas in research, prototyping, implementation and more,  exploring the current themes in AI, and linking them to methods. If time allows, potentials for new tools will be investigated.
This session will be twinned with a similar session for expert service design thinkers at the Service Design Global Conference #SDGC2018 in Dublin later this year.

Speakers
MH

Markus Hormess

Markus and Adam are the founders of WorkPlayExperience, a company which helps organisations be more innovative, human-centered and pragmatic.  They co-initated the Global Service Jam, co-authored This is Service Design Doing, and are adjunct professors of Service Design Thinking... Read More →
AL

Adam Lawrence

Markus and Adam are the founders of WorkPlayExperience, a company which helps organisations be more innovative, human-centered and pragmatic.  They co-initated the Global Service Jam, co-authored This is Service Design Doing, and are adjunct professors of Service Design Thinking... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Londres

12:00 CEST

Acting with the Inner Partner
Acting with the Inner Partner is a solo improvisational practice. It  explores the nature of dialogues in and around us. It is a guided process of coming to know yourself by relating to your inner partners in public. It is a psychosomatic path of studying and practicing the basic principles and dynamics of creative communication and dramatic play.

Speakers
SJ

Sebastian James

Sebastian James is a psychologist and therapist working both in the private and corporate sector. He’s a graduate of five-year training in psychodynamic work with groups, three-year family systems training and five-year training oriented in Gestalt. In his work he focuses on direct... Read More →
MV

Martin Vasquez

Martin is the Co-founder of the Czech improvisation league and for several years has been its president. Martin is also the Founder of Impro Institut – school of improvisation and has also led professional improvisation workshops in Germany, France and Great Britain. Martin devoted... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Bruxelles

12:00 CEST

Building Champion Customers in B2B Sales
Participate in a demonstration of how I used applied improvisation to help software sales professionals develop relationships with key customers. 
I’ll explain how I developed the workshops, how I used them to introduce rhetorical theories, and how the workshops and activities were received. I’ll demonstrate the activities I selected and explain why they are valuable in the B2B context.  

Speakers


Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Java

12:00 CEST

Creating Colorful Connections
The session will introduce the “Speak-the-rainbow” concept and its seven colors. A short video will be analyzed by participants to check the fundamental ideas are understood. Then, using prompts and an online game created by the workshop leader, we will improvise in pairs with these colors. This play can be extended to larger groups and adapted to suit almost any spoken activity.

Speakers
DM

David Martin

David Martin’s passion for public speaking began when he joined Toastmasters International in 2009. He has coached speakers for TEDx conferences and his “Speak-the-Rainbow” method is described as a “brilliant concept” in the the World Speech Day online Guide to Speaking... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Vienne

12:00 CEST

How humor impacts applied improv, groups, relationships & society
Describe  various  roles and purposes  humor plays in Improv, relationships and communication.
Differentiate between comedy and humor.
How to tell a joke
Humor’s effect on mental, physical emotional spiritual states

Combined discussion, presentation, small  group activities:
1) Why  many people think comedy is a goal of improv & how that’s  a challenge to applied Improvisors
2) How to add humor to a applied improv program so that the atmosphere is not so scary for participants
3) How to tell jokes successfully
4) Look at humor’s roles in society- shield, weapon, bridge, spotlight



Speakers
IG

Izzy Gesell

Izzy Gesell, an AIN member since 2002 has made Applied Improv the core of his business since 1995 with over 500 programs to organizations around the world. His book, “Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed From Improv Theater” (1997) introduced many people to Applied... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Bonn

12:00 CEST

How to catch flying pigs: Experience Embodiment Work in Online Rooms
An important aspect of Applied Improvisation and drama is using and perceiving the body: your own and those of others in the room. 
We will demonstrate principles of design and organization using embodiment in settings enabled by technology. We will present different improvisation methods that can be used in online settings highlighting its effects on community building, collaboration and interaction on one hand and on personal development on the other. The aim is to guide practitioners and facilitators who are interested in engaging similarly. 

Speakers
MC

Mag. Christian F. Freislebe

Facilitator and teacher in the fields of adult education, health care, social work. Working part time at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
DP

Dr. Petro Janse Van Vuuren

Applied Theatre learning strategist, researcher, lecturer and PhD co-ordinator at Drama for Life, Wits University; offering consulting via Playing Mantis.



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Londres

12:00 CEST

How to Engage your Clients into Applied Improvisation: the Mindset and Skills of Play!
This workshop is for professionals who want to be better able to explain the Improvisational mindset and skills to their (new) clients, and generate more business while doing that. Building on the AINx talk we will further explore the PLAY! model.
The workshop will offer a chance to play with the concepts of Presence, Leaping, Adapting, Yes-anding and creating Impact, covering the improvisational mindset and skills. A set of cases, tools and activities will be offered for use with your clients to help them with their various challenges.



Speakers
RV

Raymond Van Driel

Raymond van Driel is the AIN Secretary. Since 2000, he coaches Applied Improvisation at an executive level to Fortune 500 companies and delivers Training of Trainers courses worldwide.



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Dublin

12:00 CEST

Innovation Training for Agile Leaders
Understand better agile and the leader’s role in aspiring organizations. Learn how applied improvisation prepares for innovative collaboration. Experience recommended activities for servant leadership, harnessing applied improvisation for agility.
This workshop is about applied improvisation for leaders cultivating agility. We describe what agile means in business today, emphasizing people and interactions needed to unleash the capacity to innovate. Leaders often struggle with building collaboration, and conventional trainings rarely address it. We will show how applied improvisation can be used for developing this essential skill in making agile successful.

Speakers
MG

Mario Gadet

Mario Gadet inspires people and organizations about agile, Lean, Scrum, and complexity thinking. Since 2011, Mario has consulted large (DAX30) German companies on agility.
MR

Munir Rashid

Munir Rashid is a leadership facilitator with over 25 years experience empowering people. He combines a technical background with deep interpersonal skills and his passion for applying improvisation.



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Madrid

12:00 CEST

Practicing and Promoting Shrewd Empathy
Ideas on how to supplement the “soft” topic of empathy (often resisted by business people) with a more “hard-core” topic of “shrewd empathy” (which has many business applications) 
Attendees will be exposed to the concept of “shrewd empathy” with a definition, multiple examples of its application in business, and tips on how to practice and promote to clients, including excerpts from client trainings. 

Speakers
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Aneta Key

Founder & Chief Executive Muse, AEDEA Partners LLC
A Systems Science engineer turned banker, turned McKinsey consultant, turned CEO consigliere, Aneta Key brings 20 years of diverse business experience in solving complex problems and helping others grow. She helps innovative companies grow amidst change and uncertainty through strategy... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Rome

12:00 CEST

The Lifepass Model - The Swiss Knife in Learning & Development
Paul Jackson’s LIFEPASS model is a very helpful tool to explain and apply Applied Improvisation in trainings for various topics and target groups
In this talk I will explain the LIFEPASS model and share my experience in using the LIFEPASS model in workshops and seminars for Resilience, Sales, and Flexibility in Leadership.



Speakers
PZ

Paul Z Jackson

Paul Z Jackson is co-founder and long-serving President of AIN. His innovative workshops and writings continue to help pioneer this amazing, potentially world-changing profession of ours.
SP

Susanne Pöchacker

Susanne Pöchacker, Master in Physics, AIN Pracitioner, 25 years experience as coach, trainer and consultant for profit and non-profit organisations in Learning & Development, Knowledge Management, Sales, Resilience and Digital Leadership. 20 years Improv on stage and 11 years in... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Amsterdam

12:45 CEST

Lunch
Saturday August 25, 2018 12:45 - 14:15 CEST
FIAP Restaurant

14:15 CEST

AIN Board Presentation - Interactive News and Updates
Saturday August 25, 2018 14:15 - 15:00 CEST
Bruxelles

15:00 CEST

Pitch you Open Space idea!
Saturday August 25, 2018 15:00 - 15:50 CEST
Bruxelles

15:50 CEST

16:50 CEST

Coffee Break
Saturday August 25, 2018 16:50 - 17:10 CEST
Hall

17:10 CEST

18:10 CEST

Break
Saturday August 25, 2018 18:10 - 18:30 CEST
Hall

18:30 CEST

Special artistic guest
Gustave is a humorist with a long career in Improvisation. He created a new improvisation show entitled: " AAAAAAAAAARGLL! Then Participates in the feature film: PARANO with SMAIN, Patrick BOUCHITEY and Jacques VILLERET. He works with, in his commune, an association for the defense of the environment and they get the safeguard of trees for their fiftieth years, and works for the recovery of toxic waste and invests with Amnesty International to do good! He recently has been using improvisation in schools and prisons with his non-profit organization. What a delight to welcome Gustave Parking as our Special Guest to our World Conference. 

Speakers


Saturday August 25, 2018 18:30 - 19:00 CEST
Bruxelles

19:00 CEST

Dinner - Cocktail
Saturday August 25, 2018 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Hall

20:30 CEST

The famous AIN show - Match d'improvisation
Saturday August 25, 2018 20:30 - 21:30 CEST
Bruxelles

21:30 CEST

Interlude
Artists


Saturday August 25, 2018 21:30 - 21:40 CEST
Bruxelles

21:40 CEST

LightboX
Impro LightboX is the award winning latest creation from Franck BuzZ, Artistic Director of SUBITO Festival, in Brest France.
The light becomes the actor’s partner on stage. Strong visual pictures stimulate the actor’s imagination, heightening creativity, playfulness and the relationships between characters. It is poetic, funny, imaginative, abstract and very creative.

Impro LightboX won the Jury’s Trophy at the Impronale Festival (Germany) for poetry, commitment and harmony in 2015 and has also played all around the world in 15 countries (Europe, Dubai, Australia, …)
Impro LightboX is played in different languages: a mix of languages, international english, gibberish, … and a lot of silence! Emotions, pictures, body language and relationships are universal!

More information: www.facebook.com/improlightbox
videos : https://vimeo.com/album/4163122

Artists
FB

Franck BuzZ

Franck BuzZ is the artistic director of SUBITO, one of the oldest international impro festivals in France. As a professional performer, director and teacher for more than 15 years, Franck BuzZenjoys playing free and organic improvisation.Trained by famous clowns (Mump & Smoot, Ludor... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 21:40 - 22:40 CEST
Bruxelles

23:00 CEST

Dance!
Saturday August 25, 2018 23:00 - Sunday August 26, 2018 01:00 CEST
FIAP nightclub

23:00 CEST

Games
Speakers
PZ

Paul Z Jackson

Paul Z Jackson is co-founder and long-serving President of AIN. His innovative workshops and writings continue to help pioneer this amazing, potentially world-changing profession of ours.


Saturday August 25, 2018 23:00 - Sunday August 26, 2018 01:00 CEST
Espace Jean Monnet
 
Sunday, August 26
 

07:45 CEST

Open board meeting: come if you like to!
Speakers

Sunday August 26, 2018 07:45 - 08:45 CEST
Espace Jean Monnet

09:00 CEST

09:30 CEST

AINx talk: Murder Mysteries Mandated for every Business New Hire
Speakers
RP

Richard Pascoe

Richard considers himself still a relative novice in improv, but he certainly knows what it is like to work within one of the world’s largest and long-living companies – Procter & Gamble. He believes corporations need people with agility, flexibility, and calm – the very stuff... Read More →



Sunday August 26, 2018 09:30 - 09:40 CEST
Bruxelles

09:45 CEST

AINx talk: Applied Improvisation in Trans Voice & Communication Group Work
Speakers
GS

Gillie Stoneham

Gillie Stoneham is a voice coach and highly specialist voice therapist. She practices and lectures in the field of trans voice and communication and has co-authored a book on this topic. Gillie is also Director of ActorFactor, specialising in using theatre skills in leadership development... Read More →



Sunday August 26, 2018 09:45 - 09:55 CEST
Bruxelles

10:00 CEST

Improvise your mini talk
Speakers
HH

Hikaru Hie

Hikaru is an accomplished and highly experienced trainer / facilitator and has been working in the corporate training and development field in Asia for the last 15 years. She specialises in the design, delivery and facilitation of impactful and highly effective training programs for... Read More →
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Sylvaine Messica

Chair, EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE
Sylvaine Messica founder and leader of the training and collective intelligence organization EN HAUT DE L'AFFICHE® and Applied Improvisation specialized. Sylvaine is a trainer performance, innovation and personal development, specialist in pedagogical innovation since 2002 and Applied... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Bruxelles

10:30 CEST

Coffee Break
Sunday August 26, 2018 10:30 - 10:50 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

10:50 CEST

Learnings to leave with - facilitated by Paul Z Jackson
Speakers
PZ

Paul Z Jackson

Paul Z Jackson is co-founder and long-serving President of AIN. His innovative workshops and writings continue to help pioneer this amazing, potentially world-changing profession of ours.


Sunday August 26, 2018 10:50 - 11:50 CEST
Bruxelles

11:50 CEST

Show your face - the AIN conference photo
Sunday August 26, 2018 11:50 - 12:00 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

12:00 CEST

Lunch
Sunday August 26, 2018 12:00 - 13:30 CEST
FIAP Restaurant

13:30 CEST

Pitch your Open Space idea!
Sunday August 26, 2018 13:30 - 14:20 CEST
Bruxelles

14:20 CEST

15:20 CEST

Coffee Break
Sunday August 26, 2018 15:20 - 15:40 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

15:40 CEST

16:40 CEST

Break
Sunday August 26, 2018 16:40 - 17:00 CEST
Lobby of FIAP

17:00 CEST

Soft closing... Goodbye!
Sunday August 26, 2018 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Bruxelles