Request for proposals is open!

New York 2019


In partnership with the Alda Center For Communicating Science

Conference title: Communicating Beyond Borders and Barriers: Applications Of Improvisation In Society.

Dates: August 8-11, 2019

Location: The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University

Learning Journeys – August 5, 6 & 7,  2019 in New York City

August 8, 2019 at Stonybrook University

At a time when the world is clamoring for collaboration, connection and creative problem-solving, AIN is poised to offer what promises to be one of our most expansive, inclusive and dynamic conferences yet. How does improv help us understand across difference? How does it allow us to exercise and strengthen our empathy, courage and range?  What tools, mindsets, opportunities, insights, solutions, bridges, and salves can it provide? Exploring these questions and more through shared experience, conversations, performances, discussions and expert presentations, the conference intends to expand our individual and collective professional expertise and inspiration.

Early Bird Registration will open on February 1, 2019

Program details available now:


Applied Improvisation utilized in…

a) Communication About Science and Medicine

Where the objective is to empower scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways

b) Activism, Social Justice and Civil Discourse in Society

Where the objective is using applied improvisation as a tool in community building, social change, and to strengthen dialogue and democracy

c) Personal Growth and Healing The World In Society

Where the objective is healing people/planet, spiritual exploration, and/or personal growth

d) Academia/Education/Research in Society

Where the objective is greater knowledge or the implementation of applied improvisation in academia

e) Business/Organizations

Where the objective is giving groups/organizations skills/tools to perform better

f) Innovative Arenas (Other)

Where the objective is developing within unique applications or populations served

Jude Treder-Wolff, Conference Chair
Richard Krystorfski, Program Committee Chair
Program Committee: Kat Koppett, Marian Rich and John Martain
Cathy Salit, Learning Journeys Chair
Michelle Macau, Diversity & Inclusion Conference Committee Chair
Martha Kahan, Entertainment Coordinator
Beth Boynton, Written Content Committee Chair
Written Content Committee: Margot Escott and Liz Korback Emerson