ISIM promotes the exploration of improvisation as a core element of creativity across fields. The business world, for example, has in recent years become very interested in jazz as a model for business creativity.
A recent conference at Harvard University called Improvisation and Negotiation brought together colleagues from business, law, economics, psychotherapy, music, and theatre to explore these ideas. Other fields ISIM will address are athletics, politics, contemplative studies, and medicine, among others.
The ISIM Conference, hosted annually beginning in 2006, the ISIM Website, and the ISIM Journal provide forums for members to present work related to Improvisation Across Fields.