Change Happens: Improv for an Unpredictable World

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Friday 9th March, 2012

2:00pm to 3:00pm (CST)

"You're fired."
"The test results are positive."
"We're out of beer." Change happens - how you handle it is up to you. Improv can help. In past SXSW workshops, we've explored how the lessons of improv comedy apply to everyday life and business. This year, we'll focus on how improv can increase your adaptability - a critical skill in today's workforce, not to mention, key to maintaining your sanity in our unpredictable, fast-changing world. Learn how the skills actors and musicians use to invent on the fly can help reduce stress and make you a positive, unflappable leader, no matter what your career path, station in life, or zodiac sign. Come join us for a session filled with games, laughs, and interactive discussion grounded in real-world examples. You'll leave armed with skills you can use the next time the world throws you a curve ball (i.e. immediately). Marcus Aurelius said, "The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it." We couldn't agree more.

About the speakers

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Jordan Hirsch

Improv Evangelist/Sr Technical Lead, THINK IMPROV

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Amanda Hirsch

Co-Founder/Improv Evangelist, THINK IMPROV

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25 attendees

  • Amanda Hirsch
  • Danielle Baukh
  • Bryan Keller
  • Cristiano Dias
  • Eli Saldivar
  • Krishna Billy Brown
  • Carlos Orozco
  • Ian Black
  • Jeff Herron
  • Jen Nausin
  • Kelsey-Lee LeGassick
  • Kesah
  • Leigh Muzslay Browne
  • Mark Leta
  • Phil Schwarzmann
  • PsyberBrent
  • Jeff Putthoff, SJ
  • Ryan Berg
  • Shrupti Shah
  • Chuck Soutth
  • Tasneem Raja
  • Jordan Hirsch
  • Todd Nolley
  • Thomas Evans
  • allison green

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  • Alan Botvinick
  • Rebecca Sherrill
  • Damien Van Achter
  • Paul Duncan
  • Evonne Benedict
  • Jeremy Caudle
  • kellyrand
  • Nikolai Nolan
  • Robin Scharpf
  • Sam Bao
  • stanley stevens
  • Ralph Brandi

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Time 2:00pm3:00pm CST

Date Fri 9th March 2012

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