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
|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)
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
- 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.