The 2020 ABC/AWC is being held in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
2020 ABC (Annual Business Conference)
Thursday, April 23 – Friday, April 24, 2020
2019 AWC (ACA World Convention)
Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Visit the website for more details: https://www.acaworldconvention.org/
There has been a lot interest in doing a 2020 ACA World Convention. WSO has decided to schedule an online event the weekend after the online ABC this April. Register Here.
We are doing 13 Sessions from 10 am EDT Saturday April 25th until Sunday noon April 26th. They include recovery and service related workshops and a number of speaker meetings. Each meeting starts every 2 hours and lasts 90 minutes with a 30 minute break in between. The final meeting starts at 10 am Sunday April 26 and ends at 12PM. That is 26 hours of ACA. The meetings are hosted by groups around the world. The theme is Global Connections Strengthen our Recovery.
Planning for the AWC is underway and is supported by the ABC/AWC Committee, the European Committee, the Members Global Sub committee and your WSO Secretary.
The sessions will be recorded and made available for free download after being reviewed and edited.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information and visit the service website for updates.
The Agenda for the 2020 Annual Business Conference is available. You can download the PDF here.
This year’s ABC will be conducted April 23-24, from about 9 am-5 pm eastern US. This year’s event will be entirely online, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
Delegates at the 2020 online ABC must do a new registration, even if they previously registered when an in-person ABC was planned in Florida. Those previously registered as Remote Delegates will also need to do a new registration. The registration deadline is noon eastern on Monday, April 20. Registration information is available at https://acaworldconvention.org.
Seven ballot measures have been approved for delegate debate during a recently concluded fellowship survey. Additional details about the measures are available at the Ballot Prep Committee page. (Click here to view the Ballot Prep Committee’s full announcement)The-Agenda-of-the-2020-ABC
The 2020 Virtual ACA World Convention is 26 hours of ACA themed Global Connections Strengthen our Recovery. We are doing 13 Sessions 10am EDT on Saturday April 25th until noon EDT on Sunday April 26th. We plan on having recovery and service related workshops and a number of speaker meetings. Meetings start every 2 hours and last 90 minutes with a 30 minute break in between. The final meeting starts at 10 am EDT Sunday April 26 and ends at 12PM. The meetings are hosted by groups around the world. Find the agenda here.
The 2020 AWC (ACA World Convention) was a wonderful way for adult children from around the world to connect. Thank you for attending the event. Please check back as will be providing the audio recordings for free download after we have had time to get them ready.
This registration is for ABC Observers only for the 2020 ABC. April 23rd and 24th from 9AM to 5PM Eastern. It is for listen only Audio access. If you want to be a voting delegate please register at the acaworldconvention.org convention website.
The 2020 ABC has been completed. Thank you for supporting our Annual Business Conference.
2020 Online Annual Business Conference
The Annual Business Conference will be held online April 23-24, by Zoom Teleconferencing.
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the 2020 Annual Business Conference and ACA World Convention will not take place in Florida.
- The 2020 Annual Business Conference (ABC) will be conducted entirely online through Zoom teleconferencing.
- All Delegates, even those who previously registered as Remote Delegates, will need to re-register as an Online Delegate for the 2020 ABC being held on Zoom. (see the link below)
- The deadline to Register as a Delegate is Monday April 20th at 12 PM Eastern.
- The hotel has cancelled room reservations.
- WSO has issued refunds for all 2020 ABC/AWC meals, events, registration fees, and scholarship donations. If there is an issue with your refund, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Delegate Training information is available here
Even if you previously registered as a delegate (even as a Remote Delegate), you must register again for the Online Annual Business Conference.
ACA WSO is issuing full refunds for all 2020 AWC purchases – this includes Registrations, meals, and scholarship donations. This is due to the COVID-19 emergency. These refunds should be issued by Friday March 27th. If you have any questions about your refund, please contact email@example.com.
Some members have asked if part of their registration fee could be used as a 7th tradition contribution. We have decided to keep it simple and issue full refunds to everyone and ask those members to make a new 7th tradition contribution.
Just use the following URL to make a 7th tradition contribution on our shopping site. You can include your first name and “AWC contribution” in the memo field. We are grateful for our members’ support.
The 2020 ABC (Annual Business Conference) is still scheduled for April 23 and 24 2020. It will be a fully remote event. These plans are still being developed, check the convention website, https://www.acaworldconvention.org/ for updates and look for additional email updates.
Based upon fellowship feedback, we are looking at doing a remote Annual World Convention in 2020. We will also keep you updated on these plans as we have more information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Sending virtual hugs 😊
With Love in Service,
Your ACA WSO Board
These are the minutes from the 2019 ABC.
They are being posted very late. The full audio recordings were posted very quickly after the 2019 ABC along with the details of the ballot summary and actions.
There have been 4 WSO Board Secretaries since the 2019 ABC. I ask for your understanding in the delay and hope that with the actual full audio recordings being available along with the proposal summary the impact to the fellowship was minimal.
I commit to having the 2020 minutes up by the June 2020 Board Teleconference.
In Service, Jim B – WSO Board Secretary2019-ABC-Minutes
Due Date: Jan 31, 2020
To all committee and sub committee chairs:
Thank you for your service!