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At 8:11am on November 1, 2011, Jean Bonifas said…

Hello Karen,

I'm writing to invite you to a PNW AIN event that is tentatively planned for Nov. 11 and 12 in the Portland/Vancouver area.  [See the schedule below.] 

Apologies for this last minute notice.   Please reply to the email ASAP if you are interested & available to attend to help us determine whether there is sufficient interest to proceed.  We decide tomorrow evening – Wednesday, 11/2.  THANK YOU!


Nov. 11th Friday evening:   From 7 – 9:30

LOCATION:  Anam Brugh Studio, 3512 F Street, Vancouver, WA 98663

  • Meet ▪ Greet ▪ Get Acquainted
  • AI Game Sharing + Options for socializing and local improv performances!

Nov., 12th Saturday:   9 – 4; Evening Improv Venue Options available

LOCATION:  Clark College, 1733 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663; Room # TBA

  • Interactive session on what’s happening in growing field of AI
  • Share what YOU’RE doing, and how you’re doing it
  • Hear AI practitioners with 10+ years experience talk about how they got started, and what they’re doing to stay in business
  • Perform & Process
  • Socialize and Collaborate
  • AI Game Sharing + Options for socializing and local improv performances!

No Sunday events scheduled.

Bring:  Your experience, curiosity, hope and generosity.

Fee:  $15 to cover facility – Lunch on your own


PLUS Professional Development Oppty!

Sue Walden, Vice President of the AIN Board of Directors and the Shepherdess of North American Regional Groups, is in the Portland/Vancouver area to help us launch our Region plus delivering two amazing workshops:

         Wednesday, Nov. 9 “The Bendable Brain – Building the Critical Skill of Flexibility” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Anam Brugh Studio, 3512 F Street, Vancouver, WA 98663)

         Friday, Nov. 11 “Design for Ah-Ha! Learning Experiences: An Improv Approach to Program Design” from 9:30 to 5 p.m. (at Clark College, 1733 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663)

For more information about, and registering for these workshops, contact Sue directly sue@improvworks.org.


PNW Regional Champions:

Marcia McReynolds

Patricia Colley

Jean Bonifas




At 12:02pm on February 2, 2010, Chris Sams said…
Karen. Dawson. You are a joy and pure delight to know. Thank you for such a wonderful message. I clearly do not spend enough time on this AIN site. I hope that this note finds you well. Now imagine each of these sentences with an exclamation point or two or twelve at the end of each, and you'll start to know how I feel. Let's meet up for a collaborative effort soon - even before our next AIN sighting.
At 7:21am on November 26, 2009, Lieselotte Nooyen said…
Hi Karen,

So good to see you again and be in some sessions together!
I am curious if you met up with Shawn already and what the truth about the fingers is.......:-)
(Hugs from Holland)
At 5:31pm on November 22, 2009, Munir Rashid said…
Hi Karen, Let's get together in Calgary!
At 2:23pm on November 17, 2009, Paul Loper said…
Hey you! Mille mercis pour l'amour. I love love! And from YOU, oy, such a special gift. The love. And you.

Glad I got the little added time in the taxi on Sunday with you. And thanks so much for the leads about writing an article for the Gergens.

hugs (with lifts, des fois)
At 11:41am on November 17, 2009, Nick Rothenberg said…
Must...have...more...Karen Dawson time!
Loved getting to spend some time in connection, in conversation, and in play.
At 8:08am on November 17, 2009, Tobey Fitch said…

At 6:47pm on November 16, 2009, Christine McHugh said…
Great meeting you, Karen. Just posted video of you at Essential Exercise Session.
At 4:32pm on November 16, 2009, Tobey Fitch said…
Karen Dawson! Fabulous. That's Karen Dawson. Even moreso because she barely understands that she's fabulous.
At 9:58am on November 16, 2009, Barbara Tint said…
bonjour cherie! so great to play with you. keep walking strong!
At 12:56pm on August 30, 2009, Belina Raffy said…
Hi Karen! I'm planning a trip to Calgary in February...would like to brainstorm with you about filling my dance card with delightful things....are you around week after next?
At 9:05am on August 28, 2009, Dave Pollard said…
Thanks. I will probably be moving to BC some time in the next year.
At 4:48pm on August 26, 2009, Patricia Klingler said…
Thanks for the welcome, Karen.

I'm poking around on the site to see what's what. I will not be attending the conference, and look forward to comments and feedback from those who do attend.

Back to poking...

~ Patricia Delete Comment
At 8:10am on August 13, 2009, Dr Steve Leybourne said…
I always try to play down the PhD - it is a bit scary for some people outside of academia (where of course almost everyone has a PhD !!!)

AoM in Management and Business School parlance means the Academy of Management conference - it was in Chicago last week... It is the biggest and arguably the most prestigious Management conference - usually about 12000 delegates...

Thanks for the welcome note...

At 10:49pm on June 1, 2009, Belina Raffy said…
Hi Karen, the acting on climate change at banff sounds SOOOOO cool! Would you please let me know about your experience?

Best wishes,
At 7:49pm on January 29, 2009, Stephen Katz said…
Hi Karen, I was real busy so sorry about not connecting sooner. Nice to say hello.
At 10:13am on January 26, 2009, Brent Darnell said…

I do remember you. Thanks for taking the time to make contact. Will you be in Chattanooga in March? How about the EI conference in Toronto in June? I'll be at both. Work is good. Life is better. I hope all is well with you. Take care, Brent
At 5:04pm on November 24, 2008, Teresa Norton said…
Ms. Dawson, how lovely to hear from you. Will of course be on the lookout for a call from your friend's pal and grateful for the connection.

All good things,

At 12:13pm on October 30, 2008, Mike Weaver said…

Great reconnecting with you in Chicago. Many blessings on your move to Calgary.

At 10:29am on October 22, 2008, Joep C. de Jong said…
Dear Karen, have a great conference tomorrow! Please share some of your thoughts, ideas, outcomes, learning emerging form Chicago. Love, Joep

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