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Saturday, August 10 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Assessing Applied Improvisation Across Fields: Panel Discussion

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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the strategies of Applied Improvisation have been adopted by and have benefitted many fields outside the performing arts and the theatre, such as, Teaching, Law, Medicine, Psychology, Communication etc. How is improv being used in these different contexts? And how are the impacts actually being measured? The Alda Center for Communicating Science® has assembled a five member (plus one moderator) moderated panel discussion to bring together individuals representing several each of the sectors mentioned above to share their experiences, perspectives and good practices around using improv in their respective fields. Specifically, the discussion will focus on models, practice, and research in the assessment of applied improv across fields/sectors.


Dr. Nicole J. Leavey

Moderator: Dr. Nicole J. Leavey is a Message Design Instructor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Technology, Policy and Innovation from Stony Brook University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Her research interests focus on public... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
The Wang Center - Lecture Hall 2