Applied Improv Europe, Trondheim 2008

What – When – Where

The AIN-EU Conference Trondheim, Norway 2008,
Pre-conference Thursday June 5th.  The main conference from Friday June 6th to Sunday June 8th



Picture by Jørn Adde © Trondheim Kommune

The hosts of 2008 conference are Sven Veine, Impro Norge and NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology), department of Drama and Theatre.  The Conference will take place at the University location at Dragvoll, just outside the centre of Trondheim.  Here we will also eat lunch together.

Registration and Accommodation 

Please, read these instructions carefully before filling in the registration form.

Where is the registration/accommodation form?  See the link at the end of this page.

·         The cost of the conference is NOK kr. 1900 (approximately € 249)

·         The cost of the pre-conference is NOK kr. 1200 (approximately € 149)

Registration after April 15th 2008

·         The cost of the conference is NOK kr. 2400 (€ 300)

·         The cost of the pre-conference is NOK kr. 1600 (€ 200)

Prices include all events mentioned in the program.  Meals are not included.


IMPORTANT: An early booking of accommodation is needed! You can book your accommodation together with your registration on the registration form. 

NOTICE: Accommodation closes on April 15th 2008. 


When we have received your registration, the registration is binding.

If you still need to cancel your participation, you are able to do it two months or more before the conference without any other costs than the ones that comes from returning your payment.

When cancelling after April 7th, all payments will be charged nevertheless cancelling.  Any registrations that are left cancelled will be charged with full price.

The Conference Theme

Improvisation Applied Across Europe

The Program

Thursday: Deepening your impro craftsmanship with the

amazing Gary Schwartz or finding new ways to apply improvisation in organisations in a pair

of sessions starting with AIN co-founder Paul Z Jackson and continuing with the dynamic duo

of David Matthew Prior and Sue Walden.

Friday: We begin by making connections: making connections as a community and finding the links between university researchers and those who apply improvisation in organisations.  Then, impro in action – first a workshop with impro practitioners and real clients – live before four different workshops on specific topics. 
Saturday: A mix of planned sessions and spontaneous Open Space where anyone can put forward ideas, cases and activities.  The emphasis is on different applications of improvisation within organisations.  
Sunday: First a session with valuable tip for going into business from the applied impro veterans.  Then we use the World Café format to explore the future of the community and to plan ways of taking applied improvisation even further into organisational practice.

Travel to Trondheim

By plane, train, boat, car.


By air

Trondheim Airport Værnes is just 32 kilometres north-east of the city. You can make easy connections to Trondheim from anywhere in Europe. Widerøe has daily flights from/to Copenhagen and Stockholm. KLM has daily flights from/to Amsterdam, and Norwegian flies directly to London, Prague and Murcia.

There are more than 40 daily flights to/from Norway's capital, Oslo, and excellent connections both to western and northern Norway.

By Plane. There is a direct route to Trondheim from London, Stanstead (Norwegian), Stockholm and Copenhagen (SAS), Berlin, Munchen, Hamburg, Paris, Nice(Norwegian) otherwise you have to travel via Oslo from Amsterdam, Zurich, Geneva.






KLM(Amsterdam  - Trondheim)

Airport bus 

The airport bus runs every 15 minutes and stops at many of the central hotels and central connection points.

By train.

You can travel from Oslo to Trondheim by train.  It is a beautiful whole day trip.  You can go from Stavanger or Bergen by boat.  By car.  Approximately eleven hours from Oslo or you can go through Sweden which is usually faster.

About Trondheim and Norway



Situated in the county of Sør-Trøndelag where the river Nid flows into the Trondheim fjord, we must admit we are pretty far north, in fact only 500 km from the Polar Circle, but the warm Gulf Stream blesses us with a fairly mild climate.  The name Trondheim derives from the Old Norse Þróndheimr, meaning home of the strong and fertile ones. 

First Capital of Norway

The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was the nation's first capital, and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. In its history the  city was and is now again a popular destination for pilgrimages. Trondheim is also an ecclesiastical centre, a regional capital, a centre for industry and commerce, and an important education and research centre.

Capital of Technology

Trondheim has a strong position as the centre of trade for central Norway. It has around 50 per cent of the regional retail trade and about 85 per cent of the wholesale trade, 85 per cent of imports and 65 per cent of exports. NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim's internationally renowned university, and the city's many research communities ensure that it is a city of innovation and development of science, business and industry ventures.  Trondheim is truly the nation's technological capital.

More about Trondheim: 


About AIN-EU (weblink)