1.    a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject
2.    a drinking party or convivial discussion 

A weekend gathering that brings together lovers of A.A. history and researchers for the purpose of sharing the experience, strength and hope of the members and groups who came before us.

By learning from our past, we hope to insure the future of this fellowship, so that the hand of A.A. will always be there when a suffering alcoholic reaches out for help.


  • A Special Presentation by the G.S.O. Archivist - Michelle Mirza (New York, NY)
  • A.A. on Tribal Reservations - Don C. (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • “We Recovered Too” Pioneers of Al-Anon Family Groups - Mike F. (Chandler, AZ)
  • Bill's "Spook" Sessions - Dan Carracino, Co-Director of the PBS documentary Bill W.: The Creative Force Behind Alcoholics Anonymous
  • “So You Think You’re Different?” The Debate over Special Purpose Groups - Joe C. (Toronto, ONT)
  • The Untold Story of A.A. in San Quentin Prison - Jackie B. (San Francisco, CA)
  • “Alcohólicos Anónimos” Carrying the Message to the Spanish-Speaking World - Juan R. (Holister, CA) 

To view a detailed schedule, click here.

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saturday night banquet

The Saturday night dinner banquet features a historical re-enactment of the 1940 dinner hosted by John D. Rockefeller Jr., on behalf of Alcoholics Anonymous. The evening will include speeches by members portraying Bill W., Dr. Bob, Nelson Rockefeller, as well as a plated dinner inspired by the original Union Club menu. Period and formal attire are optional but encouraged!

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