“Karen Dawson’s “The workshop given by On Your Feet, Matt Weinstein
workshop on coaching. and Yael Schy were superb”
Matt’s on games. The live
biz client with Paul Z.”
“The variety of workshops”
“Aleike & Iris session”
“Matt’s workshop and that
wonderful, silly James Bond
dance, and I also found terriﬁc
value in the smaller group
“Rock Paper Scissors in Matt’s workshop”
hands on, very “Andrea’s and Viv’s sessions”
“The interesting variety of sessions”
“Live client interview with Paul Jackson”
New tools & ideas...
“It helps me reframe how I
might use improv games”
“This is my third time attending AIN. Each
year I leave more connected with the applied
improv network of practitioners and with
tools to use right away. My business beneﬁts
directly from my time at AIN.”
“Honestly, it was all excellent. I liked that it was
smallish ‘cos there was a chance to connect with lots
of people. I also really liked having meals together.”
“This conference has allowed me to turn the corner, never to
return! I am moving forward with developing my business
around this work NOW, not later. I was waiting for something,
and I know now that it was this conference. I am inspired,
excited, energized by the experience and feel ready in a way I
have not before. I am grateful.”
The Small Print
This slide show is a summary of the (mostly) qualitative analysis of the 2008 Applied
Improvisation Network Conference held in Chicago, 23 - 26 October.
It is based on 42 responses to an on-line survey hosted by SurveyMonkey.
The raw data, and this analysis, has been given to the Programming Committee for the 2009
Conference, including the considerable suggestions for speakers, topics and activities.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
All quotes from Chicago 08 participants; all photos from the AIN website - Chicago 08 and
If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the raw data, please contact me
November 19, 2008
And in the interests of balance: while some said they enjoyed my workshops (which I co-presented with Andrea
Barrett), someone else said “it was a stunning waste of time!”
Evaluation is about learning and improvement, and I can’t think of a better bunch of people to play with, take risks
with, learn from, fail with, and have fun with. See you next year in Seattle?