Next Conference: Quarterly Delegate Meeting (QDM) – 3rd Quarter – August 5th
2023 ABC Voting Results
Day one voting results at this link.
Day two voting results at this link.
The ABC Delegate Binder
The binder consisting of all information about the ABC in one place (Agenda, Committee Reports, Etc.) can be found here.
Delegate Training recording and materials
Access a recording of a 2023 delegate training session as well as the slide show here.
Voting Training Video
Watch a video from a past ABC that reviews how to use our voting tool Election Buddy here
|May 23 ABC 2023 Survey Launch||Info Coming Soon about 4th Quarter QDM|
|June 6 Survey Closes|
|July 4 Survey Results Published|
|Aug 5 3rd Quarter QDM|
- What are the 2023 Ballot Items
- Town Hall Ballot Discussion Audios
- How does my group vote on them?
- What are Ballot Items and how do they work?
How is the Annual Business Conference (ABC) different than the Quarterly Delegate Meetings (QDM)?
The Annual Business Conference (ABC) has existed for many years and typically occurs over two days in late April or early May. Typically, the annual meeting has included an opportunity to vote on fellowship ballot proposals and delegate floor proposals, hear reports and motions from ACA WSO, and ratify ACA WSO board trustees. In May 2022, delegates voted to approve three additional quarterly meetings, which usually last four hours. These meetings enable delegates to complete any business that could be finished at the annual meeting, and to discuss matters of policy and finance.
How Do I Know If I Am Ready to be a Delegate?
There are no formal rules for when a delegate is “ready,” but one essential is that you must be trusted by a registered group, intergroup, or region to perform this role. If you are unsure, you can ask for guidance from those who select you. Disagreements and strong feelings can be expressed during conference meetings, so it is helpful to have enough emotional sobriety to set healthy boundaries and cope with differing views. You also can prepare for a Conference session by reviewing resources at the ACA Conference page, and by attending training sessions that are held before the Conference meets.
Why is there a conference?
The ACA World Service Organization assists members and groups around the world. It is important that WSO be responsive to fellowship needs and manage resources prudently. At ACA conference sessions, delegates discuss WSO service priorities and set direction on large matters of policy and finance. Delegates are chosen by registered ACA groups, intergroups, and regions, and the conference is commonly understood to serve as the voice of the fellowship
What Is WSO?
The ACA World Service Organization provides services that assist ACA groups and individuals in achieving recovery. ACA WSO publishes literature, maintains an online meeting directory, and assists groups, intergroups, and regions in providing service to ACA members. ACA WSO is a nonprofit organization administered by a board of trustees.
“Our conference is stronger with the growing number of diverse voices.”