History of AIN


The AIN was founded in 2002 by Paul Z Jackson, Michael Rosenburg, and Alain Rostain. Alain led us to put together a mailing list, a newsletter and then gather a small group of pioneering improvisers for the first conference in San Diego, California.

Since then, the number of local, regional groups and online communities has grown, with a series of conferences, regional events in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


The AIN operates entirely by the efforts of its members. We apply improvisational principles to our own activities. Everything about the AIN has started spontaneously and emerged organically, with an elected Board of Directors making all policy decisions.

Community Policy and Procedure

We expect ethical and constructive behavior from our members both in-person and online. Anything falling short may lead to ending your membership. The Board determines the processes for such actions.