Good to meet at the London AIN event too. On what I do, well...its about practitioner learning in internatioanal development organisations of all kinds (NGOs, UN, Foundations, Govt). I get involved in mentoring, evaluation of systems, scoping demand and enabling contexts, facilitation of groups and design of support for networks. I'm pretty plural in my use of tools, like ethnographic and visual thinking approaches and would like to do more with improv and group creativity using language for change. Would be great to hear more about the sustainability track at the AIN conference and biomimicry connections.
Nice to hear from you, Belina! Finger's doing all right - I'll just have it amputated in a few days, and everything will be good! Then I'll have to figure out how to play the Mozart sonatas at the Symphony without my right index finger - but I'm quite sure I'll manage! Think Dr. Chuck will be available for the work? Considering how well he did with the head, I'm sure he can do a simple amputation on a measly finger.
Just came back from Vancouver, saw Catherine Hajnal there for dinner. Great to connect with her.
How's the czar been?
I think Allison Gilmore & I are flying in on the same flight from ATL to PDX on Wed night. Unfortunately can't share a taxi b/c we are spending the night with some friends in the city. BUT would love to meet up at the airport and chat before our flight. Will probably be getting to the gate at 6/6:30 and want to grab some dinner before we board. My cell # is 404-421-5332. Let me know where you are hanging out and we'll find you.
My son (in college in Oregon) will be staying at the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights so he can hike and photograph the Gorge. Would it be possible for me to have join me at the Friday and Saturday night events? Also, he's a pretty decent photographer, so I could probably get him to shoot some of the conference activities if you are looking for photos.
Hi Benina, Thanks for your message. you know, I'm really deceived that I can't go to Portland. AIN is a wonderful human experience, we have luck to develop a new concept in the world. For that we have to work a lot, to experiment, to exchange, to argue to clients... I hope french vocation wake up for applied improv. Congratulations for the organization, I'm waiting for photos and videos, and articles...
Cheers, have a good travel
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