#AIN18 Request for Proposals
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) World Conference 2018 in Paris (France) on August 23-26, 2018.

(More info: http://appliedimprovisation.network/events/2018-paris/)

The theme for our Paris conference is DiverseCity: Using Applied Improvisation to create a City of Love

Paris is a city full of diversity and welcomes people from everywhere. As a Universal Declaration of Human Rights country, we have a history of promoting values and the French love to share those values with Applied Improvisers from all over the world.

Likewise, the field of Applied Improvisation (AI) has a great history and is diverse. No one does it in exactly the same way as another. Within our diversity there are usually common categories, or “niches”. AI practitioners are often drawn to the one or more of these niches that best fits their interest, strengths, and network.

The #AIN18 World Conference in Paris will explore this diversity and shine a light on the range of possibilities and opportunities within Applied Improvisation. We aim to inspire one another in our diversity, share our creative discoveries, and build our skills in a supportive environment, all while having fun.

And together, we can share what makes improv so valuable.

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PRESENTATION CRITERIA:

We are looking for:

• demonstrations of part of an actual program that have been delivered to a client.

• detailed case studies of how you landed that big contract within a specific industry, since there is a big difference in how we market in the different niches.

• demonstrations of unique applications that broaden our insight into our field.

Proposals will be selected based upon the information provided within this form as well as how they fit within the scope of the overall conference, the other proposals, and based upon the following considerations:

1. How the presentations align and are balanced across the following niches:

Applied Improvisation utilized in...

a) Businesses/Organizations
- where the objective is giving groups/organizations skills/tools to perform better

b) Service Of (Personal Growth or a Better World)
- where the objective is healing people/planet, spiritual exploration, and/or personal growth

c) Performance (Special Events, Interactive Speeches, Key Notes, etc)
- where the objective is meeting the needs of connection, celebration, and/or “edu-tainment”

d) Academia/Education/Research
- where the objective is greater knowledge or the implementation of AI in academia

e) Innovative Arenas (Other)
- where the objective is developing within unique applications or populations served

2. The diversity of the speakers, industries/areas represented, and teaching styles.

3. The level of interaction and application that inspires others in their practice.

We welcome all proposals however it is better to submit a proposal only if it is likely that you’ll be able to attend the conference, therefore, your proposal will only be considered once you have registered for the conference here: https://appliedimprovisationnetwork.regfox.com/applied-improvisation-network-world-conference-2018

If you need an accepted proposal to apply for funding to attend, please contact us at conference@appliedimprovisationnetwork.org before submitting.

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TIMELINE:

PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY April 6th, 2018.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified between June 1-15, 2018.

If selected, you will be requested to supply a brief description and bio for the program.

* Please note that AIN is a volunteer organization and we are unable to offer financial compensation to presenters. If selected to present, you will also need to register for the conference no later than June 30, 2018 to receive the €520 early bird rate.

We survive on the enthusiasm and generosity of the larger Applied Improvisation community members to bring their ideas and experiences to this conference. Thank you for being willing to share for the greater good of the community.

If you have any questions or concerns mid-process, feel free to e-mail our team at conference@appliedimprovisationnetwork.org.

We will respond to you as soon as we are able (please keep in mind that this is a 100% volunteer organization and we work full time jobs beyond putting together this experience for you - please be patient).

Please provide your email address here so that you will receive a copy of your completed form in your mailbox.

Thank you.

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