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 Stony Brook University
Learning Journeys: August 7 & 8, 2019 in New York City and at Stony Brook University
Click here to find the conference schedule.

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 professional expertise and inspiration.

The Early Bird registration rate is $585 through June 1, 2019. This covers meals, all conference events, and performances by some of New York’s top improv teams.

More Questions? Head to the Stony Brook FAQ page for details on the conference, registration, transportation, accommodations and more.


Accommodation booking links are found within registration process, you can also view accommodation information by clicking here.

The options include:

  • Stony Brook University campus housing (dorms) $84/night
  • Hilton Garden Inn At Stony Brook on campus hotel $189/night
  • Holiday Inn Express at Stony Brook – 2 miles from campus, shuttle to and from campus included: $144/night

Breakfast is include at the Holiday Inn Express. The conference provides breakfast for anyone staying in campus housing and at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Click here for the 2019 Conference Schedule   

Keynote Speakers


Pablo Suarez Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan
Dr. Raquell Holmes Aretha Amelia Sills

Click here to read more about our keynote speakers.


Jude Treder-Wolff, Conference Chair
Richard Krysztoforski, 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