Founded in 2014 in Sedona, Arizona by Jay S. and William S., the Symposium was envisioned as a place where scholars and lovers of A.A. history could share current discoveries based on primary and archival research. After four years in Sedona, the torch was passed on to a new generation of A.A. historians.
2019 - Symposium V - los altos, CA
A.A. on North American Reservations
Dr. Bob’s Letters
Bill's "Spook" Sessions
Early Group Problems
The Debate over Special Purpose Groups
Varieties of Spiritual Experience
The Untold Story of A.A. in San Quentin Prison
“Alcohólicos Anónimos” Carrying the Message to the Spanish-Speaking World
2017 - Symposium IV - Sedona, AZ
Bill W.’s White Light Experience
History of Cocaine Anonymous
Women in A.A.: 1939 to the Present
Hank P.: the Co-Founder Who Drank
A History of the Young People’s Movement in A.A.
Richmond Walker & the Twenty-Four Hour-a-Day Book
The Debt A.A. Owes to the Rockefellers
Videography, a Historians Tool
2016 - Symposium III - sedona, az
Agnostica: Bringing A.A. to the Unbeliever
“King” Charles Towns of New York City
A Candid View of the “Lady Lush” Marty M.
An Interview with Rt. Rev. Ward Ewing
From Psychic to Psychedelic: Bill W. at the Frontiers of Consciousness
“In Their Own Words”: The Recovery of People of Color & LGBTQ in Early A.A.
June, 1945, Bill W. Resigns; Now What Happens?
Lois W. and her Legacy at Stepping Stones
A New Pair of Goggles: The Spread of A.A. Internationally by the Armed Forces
Persistent Urban Legends in A.A.
A Virtual Tour of “Wilson House” in Dorset, VT
2015 - Symposium II - Sedona, AZ
Passing It On: The Creation of Narcotics Anonymous
“History” Means Telling an Evidence-based Story
Bill W. Fights for Alcoholic Majority
How Many of the First 100 Stayed Sober?
Interview with Mel B.
Dubious Sources and Myths in A.A. History
Crafting the Serenity Prayer
Rewriting the Big Book 4th Edition
Sam Shoemaker and A.A.'s Beginnings
Akron’s Two Jewels: Dr. Bob's House and the Akron Intergroup Archives
Bill W.: The Early Years
2014 - Symposium I - Sedona, AZ
Uncovering Rowland Hazard
Whatever Happened to the Oxford Group?
What Did They Really Say?
What Were Those Two Early AA Meetings Like?
In From the Cold: Father Ed Dowling
The New York Atheist
Show Me the Money: Bill W.'s Finances