"Yes And" Mental Health Conference II

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 2018


October 12th, 13th and 14th Enhancing the understanding and utilization of Improv and Mental Health

2nd annual improv & mental health conference


"Yes And" Mental Health. Improvisation and the Mind

2nd annual improv & mental health conference
We are now accepting PROPOSALS to present!  

Mission. Bringing together therapists, clinicians and researchers who share a desire to advance the study, understanding and integration of improvisation and mental health.

This is the second annual conference of “Improv & Psychology” being held in Chicago. This city supports both a thriving community of improvisational theaters and an offering of universities with highly-reputable programs in psychology and social work.  We aim to bring these communities of skilled practitioners together to expand the conversation, share discoveries, explore the research and look towards the future of the applied sciences and application of improvisation in the mental health field.

Last year brought many wonderful practitioners of improv and mental health from around the country together as a single community. We will do it again and welcome even more people into our special "Yes And" mind-space.

Look for these additional components:

  • More breakout sessions
  • Diversity Scholarships
  • More performance and play opportunities.

This year's conference is being sponsored by Wavelength Chicago,  a theater program that started in 1980 which specializes in bringing improv into schools and educators.  Thank you Wavelength!


Text "YESAND" to 22828 to be automatically added to the Conference Newsletter!  That way you'll never miss out.

-Stephanie McCullough, PsyD.

Conference Weekend Outline


  • 10/12/2018 05:00 PM

Pick up your badges and registration items

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  • 10/12/2018 07:30 PM

Conference Keynote Improv Show and Panel Discussion

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  • 10/13/2018 08:00 AM
  • 851 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Select from a myriad of Improv & Mental Health presentations, workshops and mental health-specific themes. Lunch options will be provided. All sessions will take place on the Annoyance stage areas and designated classrooms on the lower level.

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  • 10/13/2018 07:30 PM

Special event performance for Conference attendees.

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  • 10/14/2018 09:30 AM
  • 851 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Another full day of presentations, workshops and improvisation skills building for clinicians.

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REGISTRATION


ADULTS

Early Registration

Registration includes: * Tickets to the Friday evening Conference Keynote * Full access to presentations, workshops and breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday * Lunch options on Saturday

$260

Registration, Beginning July 16th

// Beginning July 16th, regular registration prices will take effect // Registration includes: * Tickets to the Friday evening Conference Keynote * Full access to presentations, workshops and breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday * Lunch options on Saturday

$330

STUDENTS

Early Registration

Registration includes: * Tickets to the Friday evening Conference Keynote * Full access to presentations, workshops and breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday * Lunch options on Saturday

$160

Registration, Beginning July 16th

// Beginning July 16th, regular registration prices will take effect // Registration includes: * Tickets to the Friday evening Conference Keynote * Full access to presentations, workshops and breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday * Lunch options on Saturday

$230

Now Accepting Proposals


Interested Conference Presenters Must Complete This Form. Thank you!

******* PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st *******












PLEASE NOTE: PRESENTERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTERS FOR PROJECTION; LAPTOP COMPUTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL








******* PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st *******

taking place at Annoyance Theater again this year!


  • 851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
  • Upstairs Mainstage theater. Additional breakout sessions to take place in the classrooms.
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