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Next Conference: Quarterly Delegate Meeting (QDM) – 1st Quarter

February 3rd 9am -1pm ET

Information on Alternates:

  • If the primary delegate needs an alternate, they should share their credentials with them
  • If the alternate wants access to the conference slack channel–the primary delegate will need to re-register with the delegate registration form (not change form) and include the alternate.

Zoom invitation for delegates

  • your zoom invitation email will be sent directly from zoom by the wednesday before the delegate meeting.  It will look similar to this picture

Important Dates

3 Oct. 2023 Publish full QDM Aug. 5 Survey Feb 3rd- 1st Quarter QDM

The QDM Agenda/ Minutes

Agenda for the August 5th, 2023
QDM can be found here. The agenda includes links that are needed to access various documents.

The minutes from the QDM can be found here.

Information about Past Conferences

  • Agendas
  • Minutes
  • Voting Results, Etc.

The ABC Delegate Binder from May 2023

The binder consisting of all information about the May 2023 ABC in one place (Agenda, Committee Reports, Etc.) can be found here.

Delegate Training

Access a recording of a 2023 QDM August delegate training session here

Access a recording of a 2023 ABC 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

2023 ABC Ballot Proposal Voting

The results of the 2023 Ballot Proposal Voting can be found here.

Useful Resources

Ballot Items

  • 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?

Related ACA Foundational Documents



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.”

-Fellow Traveler

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