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Next Conference: Annual Business Conference 18-19th May


Registration for 2024 ABC is now open.
If you have questions please contact:  [email protected]

2024 ABC Delegate Registration

All delegates need to register regardless of whether they were registered for previous quarterly delegate meetings or business conference.
Registrations are open until May 13th 2024

To register fill in the form here.

Registered Delegates can be added to the 2024 Conference slack channel.

2024 ABC Alternate Delegate Slack Channel Signup

Alternate delegates must be elected by the group conscience of the meeting/intergroup/region they represent just like primary delegates.

Alternate Delegates do not need to register to attend the ABC. However if they want to be added the 2024-2025 Delegate Slack channel use this form.

The form can be used through May 15th 2024


Register as an Observer for the ABC

All ACA Members are welcome to register as a conference observer

Observers can register at any time.

Register here

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 2024 ABC Alternate Delegate Slack Signup form should  be used

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


For assistance with the Ballot, with the Process, or for suggestions for gathering a Group Conscience,
Please Contact the Ballot Prep Committee - [email protected]

Important Dates

January 22: Ballot proposals for the the 2024 ABC are published February 1 - Voting for ABC proposals opens
April 15 - Voting Closes for ABC 2024 Proposals closes April 17 - Voting Results Published
May 18 & 19 - Annual Business Conference (ABC)

Past 2023-24 ABC/QDMs Minutes and Agendas

Minutes from Feb 3rd QDM - draft
Recording from Feb 3rd QDM

Minutes from 3rd November QDM

These are the drafts (subject to change) or final minutes for meetings for the 2023 ABC and QDMs surrounding it until 2024 ABC where the final approval of the minutes of the aforementioned minutes will be finalized

Minutes from 5th August QDM

Past Conferences

You will find information about past ABC/QDM. The information contains

  • Agendas
  • Minutes
  • Voting Results, Etc.

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

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.

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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