Our 2023 AIN Global Conference was fantastic!

The 2023 AIN Global Conference was held on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada from Thursday, July 27th to Sunday, July 30th. The conference included awesome workshops, impactful keynotes, wonderful AINx Talks, great performances, incredible food, play, learning, connecting, networking, and so much more. 

Want a quick breakdown of what it was like and how much fun we had? Or maybe you want to send a video to your friends and show them what an AIN Conference is. This re-cap video is just the one for you, click here to watch the re-cap/showcase of the 2023 AIN Global Conference.

Want to watch all the 2023 Conference videos? Click here to check out our AIN2023 YouTube Playlist. 

Looking for pictures from our event? Click here to check out our Photo Gallery!

Join us on...Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

The 2023 AIN World Conference will be held on Granville Island, Vancouver's premier artistic and cultural district located in British Columbia, Canada. Granville Island sits on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, who have lived, worked, and played on these lands for thousands of years. The closest airport is the beautiful Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is 11.8km away (26 min drive or 45 min transit). 

Welcome to the official page for the ReimAgINe: 2023 AIN Global Conference in Vancouver. We are so excited that you are interested in joining us this summer. You will find everything you need on this page: registration, keynote speaker information, hotel accommodations, event details, FAQs, and more.

The conference organizers would like to gratefully acknowledge that our venues are situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Dates: July 27th - July 30th 2023 (with Learning Journey dates: July 26th and July 27th, 2023). Learning Journey registration closes on Monday, July 24th. 
Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Venue: The Improv Centre and our various Conference Locations (all located on Granville Island)

Registration Prices: 
$599 USD Early-bird price (before April 14, 2023, 23:59 UTC)
$699 USD Regular price (April 15, 2023, until July 14, 23:59 UTC)
$799 USD Last-minute price (after July 15, 2023)
$299 USD Guest price (Limited quantity for full paying attendees only)
NEW FOR 2023: All AIN paid members receive a $50 discount on the conference. 


Our Official Conference Schedule

Click here or click the schedule below to view the full conference schedule and details.



Conference Locations

This year, we will have our workshops and AINx Talks take place in a few venues on Granville Island. These venues are all very close together and are easy to walk to. 

Please see the names of the venues below with links to their address on Google Maps.


AIN Granville Island Map

Please click here to view/download the map or see the map below. 

Whose Line Is It Anyway Legend, Colin Mochrie headlines our conference!

Colin Mochrie, improv legend from both the British and US versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway, headlines our 2023 Global Conference on Friday, July 28th.

Prepare for an opportunity to learn more about the award-winning Scottish-born Canadian actor, writer, producer, and improvisational comedian. Hear about Colin's 30-year span on Whose Line Is It Anyway and his new touring performance Hyprov! Discover Colin's beginnings at Vancouver TheatreSports League, now known as The Improv Centre, this year's leading conference venue and sponsor.

Date and Time: Friday, July 28th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm 

Location: Performance Works


David Diamond is one of our incredible Keynote speakers!!

Keynote Speaker: David Diamond

Keynote Title: Building Bridges Through Improvisation

Date and Time: Thursday, July 27th from 4:30pm to 6pm 

Location: The Improv Centre Theatre

About David Diamond BFA, D.Litt. (Hon.)
As a Co-founder in 1981 and Artistic Director since 1984 of Theatre for Living (formerly known as Headlines Theatre) David has directed over 600 community-specific theatre projects and trainings throughout Canada, the US, and Europe, as well as in Namibia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Palestine, and Singapore. Subjects range from violence in all its forms to addiction, intergenerational conflict, mental health, language reclamation, the legacy of Canadian Native Residential Schools and Reconciliation, homelessness, climate change, globalization, and species and habitat protection, to name just some. He has pioneered the development of live, interactive Forum television and webcasting.

He is the originator of Theatre for Living, a merging of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, and his own lifelong interest in systems theory. Theatre for Living recognizes communities are complexly integrated living organisms and invites them to engage in constructive social change, moving from various forms of violence to respectful engagement.

David is the recipient of many theatre and human rights awards, including an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Otto René Castillo Award for political theatre. He is also a visiting Faculty Member, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck in Austria, and was Visiting Theatre Director at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta from 2013 to 2018.

He is the author of many published articles and Theatre for Living: the art and science of community-based dialogue (winner of the American Alliance of Theatre and Education 2008 Distinguished Book Award), which is also available in German (Theater Zum Leben) and Spanish (Teatro para la Vida). 

Our Featured Panel this year is... Business Building: The Good, The Bad, and The ReimAgINing

Presented By: Jessica BreitenfeldMelissa DinwiddieKat Koppett


Business Building: The Good, The Bad, and The ReimAgINing - featuring Jessica Breitenfeld, Melissa Dinwiddie, and Kat Koppett. 

Date and Time: Saturday, July 29th at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Performance Works

2023 AIN Global Conference 

Click here to see our Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Click here to register for the conference! 
Click here to register for pre-conference Learning Journeys! (happening July 26th and 27th)

Click here to see the Schedule
Click here to see the Sessions
Click here to see our Presenters
Click here to see our 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Click here for hotel and lodging Accommodations
Click here for FAQs
Click here to read An Improviser's Guide to Venturing out in Vancouver by Lindsay Leese
Click here to see who is on the Conference Team!

Click here to let us know your thoughts by filling out the conference feedback survey.

Need help? Email the Vancouver team directly at [email protected]!

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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at 5pm CDT