AIN 2009 Portland, OR

The Official 2009 AIN Information and Discussion Group

Location: Troutdale, Oregon
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Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2010

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General Discussion and Questions about AIN 2009

Started by Leif Hansen. Last reply by Bobbi Block Nov 12, 2009. 23 Replies

BYO 'lightweight' musical instruments to Portland!

Started by Geoff Brown. Last reply by Geoff Brown Nov 11, 2009. 7 Replies

Portland roommates!

Started by Zohar Adner. Last reply by Trilby Jeeves Nov 9, 2009. 26 Replies

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Comment by Mike Weaver on November 18, 2009 at 8:53am
AIN Haiku

Inspired always
A great filling of my soul
Thank you very much
Comment by Zoe Kimball on November 18, 2009 at 8:43am
I agree, Alain!
Comment by Alain Rostain on November 17, 2009 at 7:25pm
What a great conference. And Burgert, I suspect that even 50 years from now, we will be playful, deep-thinking philosophers with great joy and passion!
Comment by Sue Walden on November 17, 2009 at 6:56pm
Thanks Trilby and Burgert for the big smiles and out-loud laughter... the fun continues reading these postings.
Comment by Trilby Jeeves on November 17, 2009 at 5:34pm
Thanks so much everyone for such a great, inspiring, filling-up, thought provoking time at The Edgefield. I would have hated to miss out!

Oh, the Amtrak story continued... I almost missed my train (by 2 minutes) because I was so relaxed touring around with my twitter friend, Audrey, and AIN's Maya.

Then we were switched to buses at Bellingham because of a mudslide across the tracks in British Columbia....boy, did that lengthen the trip! But, we made it.

My new train/bus friend kept hearing me say a la "Sue Walden".. "The bad news is... the train has to stop... The good news is ...they will provide a bus...And a bus driver will be here shortly. The bad news is.... it's super windy & more dangerous....The good news is... we're a heavy bus with lots of luggage, and it's not rush hour. We turned a lot into these phrases!

I'm not sure if this drove my new friend crazy, or he was sincerely enjoying it! Thanks Sue! :)
Comment by Elizabeth on November 17, 2009 at 8:15am
So much info. So many great people. Such a wonderful conference. Thanks to everyone who put it all together. I loved meeting everyone! Came back to Atlanta very inspired for new adventures in 2010.
Comment by Burgert Kirsten on November 16, 2009 at 11:13pm
Random thoughts on a airplane.
While flying back from Portland as I was watching the sun set through the small airplane window my thoughts wondered. I wondered what it must be like to be a pilot? I wondered if pilots are passionate about being pilots? I wondered if people ever go up to a pilot and thank them for bringing them back to there loved one or for helping them to be with their dieing mother in time for her last couple of days. These days it must be pretty boring to be a pilot. Isn't computers doing most of the work anyway. I guess it mus be nice waring the uniform. But then I thought back to when air travel was just invented and there were only a few pilots. It must have been scary and exciting. They probably had gettogethers where they shared their experiences and dreamed about what air travel could be in the future. And they definitely must have been super proud and passionate about being pilots. Much like applied improv practitioners attending an AIN conference today. And then I thought what would it be like in 50 years to be an applied improv practitioner. Would it be just another job?... would computers be able to do it better than humans?... Then I saw a crack in the window and wondered what would happened if the window broke. Would the window be large enough form me to be sucked through or would I get stuck?....
Comment by Mike Bonifer on November 16, 2009 at 5:09pm
Thanks to one and all for the memorable experience at the AIN conference. Follow-ups soon!
Comment by denzil meyers on November 16, 2009 at 3:26pm
Gary Hirsch convened a Portland Open Space session for folks to read what they wrote in my Adventures in MicroFiction workshop earlier, and then they also wrote & invented new games for the form ... were you there? will you send me any info or games about what happened? gosh, I'd love you forever! x denzil
Comment by Sue Walden on November 16, 2009 at 1:15pm
Yoo hoo --- I recall hearing that someone else was still here at Edgefield Manor, flying out tomorrow.... as am I. Wondering about timing and the possibility to share a cab.

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