The hotel has been selected for the 2017 ABC. It will held at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. The contract was just signed this past week so the hotel has not started taking room reservations yet.

The host committee will have this information up on the website soon.

The theme for the 2017 AWC has been chosen as well. It is "Talk, Trust, Feel". We are excited about the possibilities for recovery this opens for all ACAs.

The invitations to apply to host the 2018 ABC to be held outside the US have just been sent out to international meeting contacts. We anticipate it being a lengthy process out of the US and therefore are starting earlier than normal. Please let us know if your group did not receive the application for 2018.

Over the next few months we will be working on the agenda and program of the ABC and AWC and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The Ballot Proposal process has been completed and the Ballot Committee has received the group proposals. I will leave the details to Committee Chair Tom R to provide in his report.

We hope everyone will come to beautiful San Diego and enjoy what promises to be an exciting ABC and ACA World Convention!

As always we are looking to expand our ABC family and add more hands to help do the work. Please email me at [email protected] or reach out to me on Slack, and let me know you would like to get involved with Member and Public Service work!

With love for service,

Bill D., Chair

ABC Committee