Amsterdam Conference 2010

September 23 till 26 Times: Pre-con Thurs 23 09.00 till 17.00 Conference: thurs 23 19.00 till Sun 26 16.00

Location: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2011

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Discussion Forum

AIN 2010 – What was your experience without judging?

Started by Rutger Slump. Last reply by Wilma van Tuyl Oct 4, 2010. 1 Reply

AIN 2010 was a great experience with special people, and that is what impro is all about. When I look at the discussion groups we all agree about this. That’s great, and the next step is: what can we…Continue

To the conference from Central Station

Started by Mike Weaver. Last reply by Maartje van Amersfoort Sep 21, 2010. 15 Replies

Is there a quick and convenient way to get to the conference site on Thursday from the Central Station?  I'm familiar with getting from Schiphol to the central station by train, but not sure where to…Continue

anyone available for dinner before the conference begins on thurs night?

Started by Bobbi Block. Last reply by Sarah (Otter) Fisk Sep 21, 2010. 11 Replies

Hello old friends and new!  I am available Thurs late afternoon/evening to get dinner with any AINers (even if we don't know each other!) before everything officially begins at 7 PM.  I have to leave…Continue

Amsterdam Playmate Wanted!

Started by Yael Schy. Last reply by Yael Schy Sep 13, 2010. 5 Replies

Hi AIN friends! I'm going to the conference (YIPPEE!) and I'm looking for someone to go siteseeing with in Amsterdam before & after the conference. I am not attending the preconference, so I want…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Zohar Adner on September 20, 2010 at 10:40am
FYI - I just created an event on this site for those of us who want to gather on Wednesday night. All the details are there. Please RSVP if you plan on coming.
Comment by Bobbi Block on September 20, 2010 at 7:54pm
Hello Everyone! If you'd like to have dinner on Thursday night, the friend I'm staying with in Amsterdam recommends the following restaurant:

Spanjer en van Twist
Leliegracht 60
1015 DJ Amsterdam

Let's meet there at 4:45 PM. It's an 8 minute walk from the conference site, so I'm assuming we can get back in time for the start of the conference at 7, but please correct me if I'm wrong. It seems to run about $22 for main courses, which is a bit more than I'd like to spend, but it seems we're getting 'finger food' at the conference, so perhaps we can split some appetizers together. My friend recommends this place for the food but also because it can seat a large group.

If you responded to my thread then I assume you'll join, but no worries if your plans change last minute. And if you didn't respond and would like to join, just show up! Looking forward to this pre-conference-gathering-that's-not-the-pre-conference! :-) bobbi

Review of restaurant below:

Spanjer & Van Twist Review

This place would almost be worth a visit for its unusual name alone, so it's doubly gratifying that the food is good, too. The interior is typical neighborhood-eetcafé style, with the day's specials chalked on a blackboard, a long table with newspapers at the front, and the kitchen visible in back. High cooking standards, however, put this place above others of its kind. The eclectic menu changes seasonally, but its range has included Thai fish curry and pandan rice; saltimbocca of trout in white-wine sauce; and artichoke mousseline with tarragon sauce and green asparagus. In fine weather, eat under the trees on an outdoor terrace beside the tranquil Leliegracht canal
Comment by Marijn Visers on September 20, 2010 at 11:07pm
we are working on our workshop social impro for Friday.( about using prejudice ) It will be great .We also like to make contact with people how are interested in giving workshops in Arabic country’s or have experience with it. we have experience and like to share it. Same with working in prisons, working with difficult kids . etc etc. The workshop is also very handy for yourself. If you want to learn a bit more about yourself as person join this workshop see you all in AIN Amsterdam. Love from Marijn
Comment by Sylvaine MESSICA on September 21, 2010 at 1:33am
Hi all, Before conference, we'll do an Amsterdam touristic tour tomorrow (wednesday), with Frederique, you're welcome to join us...(no program at all). If some dutch friend are free, it'll be extraordinary !
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Comment by Leif Hansen on September 22, 2010 at 10:00am
Have a great time everybody, I'm missing you with envy, blue with sadness, purple-pinkish with love :)

Notice that there is now:
1. A twitter stream for the #AIN10 tag on the front page and sub-tab of the Conference menu.
2. Your profile page here on the site will allow you to post status updates here on the site AND to twitter (check the box).

With love,
Comment by Alan Montague, CPLP on September 23, 2010 at 12:34am
to see the live stream (maybe) try
Comment by Rebecca Stockley on September 24, 2010 at 12:07am
The Brand Story workshop was delightful and contained confusion; theatre; laughter; illumination; and some pure moments of inspiration. My trip to Amsterdam is justified. Thank you Rich and all of you in the workshop.
Comment by Hikaru ”LOU” Hie on September 24, 2010 at 10:51am
Rebecca!! Thank YOU for the wonderful workshop!!
As I told you, I really enjoyed and found my new brand even though I thought I'd already known my brand.
I always enjoy your workshop!!
and you looked so cute with the beautiful blue daisy flowers!!
Comment by Brad Fortier on September 25, 2010 at 4:06pm
Check out the choir here.
Comment by Bobbi Block on September 25, 2010 at 6:41pm
Dear AIN Friends -- I'm so bummed I have to fly home in a few hours and miss Open Space and the wonderfully moving final circle (for those of you who are new.... just you's pretty amazing). I've just re-typed this sentence five times because I can't seem to capture my feelings at 4 AM, so I will just say that I am deeply inspired by this community, and incredibly grateful for it. Thank you to the conference committee for a wonderful, memorable experience.

Open invite to everyone to come see me in Philadelphia, America's birthplace! :-)

Wishing I could hug you all,


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