Applied Improv Conference Portland 09 - Feedback

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Results of a post-conference survey - Applied Improvisation Network Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2009.

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Applied Improv Conference Portland 09 - Feedback

  1. 1. Applied Improvisation Network Annual Conference Portland, OR 13 - 15 November 2009 Feedback “Brilliant energy, lovely, smart people. Wonderful, magical few days!”
  2. 2. 54 Replied to the survey
  3. 3. THANKS for your feedback!
  4. 4. How many AIN Conferences have you attended? This was my first 2-4 5 or more 30% 43% 28%
  5. 5. Where are you from? USA Canada Europe Asia/Pacific Other 0 10 20 30 40
  6. 6. “Missed the kinds of mixers that give a sense of who is there (first conference, where people are from, etc.) Did a rough count and came up with 14 different countries represented. That is amazing!!!! Worth celebrating.”
  7. 7. How DO people find out about AIN Conferences?
  8. 8. Mostly... From friends, word-of-mouth, personal recommendations, and the web site
  9. 9. What did you think of the conference overall? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 5 10 15 20 Number of people
  10. 10. “Overall, I thought the conference was fabulous and I’m so glad I attended. I felt genuinely connected to the group and look forward to being a part of this community of authentic, playful people.” “As a first timer I was not welcomed or greeted. Group seems very cliquey and exclusive.”
  11. 11. Highlights whee...
  12. 12. Overwhelmingly... one-to-one meeting like-minded people, and connections
  13. 13. Other highlights ain Improv shows The Br in Portland mp rov o nI The hot tub Open Spa ck ce Pl a yba Th eatre Turkish Improv
  14. 14. More ...lots more please!
  15. 15. Participatory and experiential workshops
  16. 16. Diversity of improvisational forms
  17. 17. Open Space
  18. 18. Sharing info on successful business practice
  19. 19. Less Just less please
  20. 20. Less... Official Announcem ents L ectures - sitting an d listening Great sessions @ the same Insid time!!! er cliqu e
  21. 21. What did you think of Nick Owen’s keynote? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Number of people
  22. 22. Touching the Heart: Exploring Core Values through Personal Storytelling by Nick Owen Story + leadership + relationships + Ken Wilbur + bio- poem + Theory U + spiral dynamics + more stories = split audience! “A little too academic “Nick’s keynote for me, or at least for a was a real two-hour talk. Got a highlight!” little restless.”
  23. 23. The workshops in general on Friday & Saturday? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 5 10 15 20 25 Number of people
  24. 24. What did you think of the Open Space day? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 4 8 12 16 20 Number of people
  25. 25. Value for money? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 4 8 12 16 20 Number of people
  26. 26. What did you think of the venue? 10 9 8 7 6 Score 5 4 3 2 1 0 5 10 15 20 25 Number of people
  27. 27. “The hot tub & all the little cafes were amazing - a perfect opportunity to hang out with each other in a very relaxing way” “There’s nothing worse than finding yourself face down on a sticky, beery carpet with shards of glass in your chin!”
  28. 28. What difference? Professionally? Personally?
  29. 29. What difference has the conference made? ts Boost in on tac confidence, C ct ion courage, on ne energy, C ion inspiration & or at C ollab curiosity Part of a New stuff connected community that has activities, games, frameworks shared passion
  30. 30. Your suggestions? Thanks!
  31. 31. Suggestions... More thought Facilita to the overall of open tion conference Go deeper ing & closing design ect to host Long Conn sess er ity/loc ation ions c Look after 1st Role of improv in timers better social change
  32. 32. Appreciation To the organisers...
  33. 33. Thanks! “I am grateful for the e was hard work you all put in is con ferenc “Th to making this happen, ama zing!!!” keep the website going...people who “Terrific conference! come are the vanguard Thank you of change the world committees & needs - hopeful, volunteers for all positive, creative, alive!” your work, thoughtfulness & “Thank you! efforts.” Thank you! Thank you!”
  34. 34. And a challenge...
  35. 35. “I found the overall group a little exclusive. No-one really welcomed me, or said hello, or made eye contact. It was so weird. I felt like I’d snuck into some kind of cult meeting. Everyone else seemed to know each other...I really expected people to be warm and welcoming...it was rather off putting and quite a surprise. Please make newcomers feel comfortable and welcome.”
  36. 36. And the last word...
  37. 37. “Overall, I thought the conference was fabulous and I’m so glad I attended. I felt genuinely connected to the group and look forward to being a part of this community of authentic, playful people.” “I felt like I found my tribe. Out wandering in the wilderness on my own creating my own stuff (which has been fun, but lonely) and it was a total joy to find other people who do something similar to what I do.”
  38. 38. Visit http://appliedimprov.ning.com/ for information on the 2010 Conference in... AMSTERDAM
  39. 39. Feedback analysed, and slideshow made, by Viv McWaters, Beyond the Edge Pty Ltd & AIN member www.vivmcwaters.com.au viv@mcwaters.com.au That’s me in the photo... Photo Credits Bard Braende #2 Viv McWaters #1, 12, 16, 17, 39 Chris Sams #8, 27, 15, 18 iStockphoto # 6, 11, 28, 30, 32, 35 www.istockphoto.com Tristan Clements #14 Rahul George # 19 Caitlin McLure # 27

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