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.
2017 - Symposium IV - Sedona, AZ
- Bill W.’s White Light Experience
- History of Cocaine Anonymous
- Ebby’s Story
- 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
- Archival Treasures