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POSTPONED! 2020 ACA Annual Business Conference

Dear Fellow ACAs,

We are sad to announce the in-person ABC and AWC scheduled for APril here in Boca Raton have been postponed one year. There will be a remote ABC held and possibly a remote AWC component added. Plase check here for refunds Refunds should be issued by March 27th.  If your group has an idea that may benefit ACA Worldwide, you can submit it as a proposal for potential inclusion on the agenda at the ABC. All proposals will become part of a Ballot in January.

The specific process and timing are as follows:

If your group feels it may have a proposal to submit, your first step should be to go to this website page – to find these documents:

1. “Is it a Proposal or should it go to a Committee” – provides contact Information about WSO Committees.

2. “Proposal Guidelines” – provides guidance about what makes a good proposal and it will also help you determine whether your idea should be submitted as a proposal, or if instead it can be submitted to a WSO Committee.

3. “Crafting a Proposal” – provides information about how to best create a proposal. 

4. When you’re ready to submit your proposal to be considered for the ABC agenda do the following:  


Go to  2020 ACA Annual Business Conference (ABC) Call for Proposals

Fill in the form according to the instructions.

Submit your Group’s proposal by November 30, 2019

After you have completed these tasks, the following happens:

Proposals are reviewed by the appropriate committee(s) and trusted servants and, if needed, the intent clarified with the submitting group. After a WSO analysis of the proposal has been added, the proposal is added to the Ballot and sent to all registered groups by January 15, 2020. Ballots must be returned to WSO no later than March 31, 2020.  Proposals that receive at least a 60% affirmative vote will then be placed on the agenda for consideration at the 2020 ABC.


If you have any questions about this proposal process, (or need assistance drafting a proposal) please send an email to

REGISTER NOW: 2020 ACA World Business Conference and Convention



Registration is NOW OPEN for the long-awaited World Convention and Business Conference. See links below for hotel reservations, conference registration and how to spread the news!


Early Bird Convention Registration:


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Workshop applications are now being accepted!


The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the affects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

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This is your personal invitation to come to ACA and to keep coming back. Your presence in meetings helps us in our recovery. We know that this program works for us.

We have yet to see anyone fail who honestly works the program. This is our path to sanity, our program to serenity.


How We Work A Program Of Recovery

Individuals recover at their own pace. We have learned by experience that those ACA members who make the greatest gains in the shortest amount of time are using the tools of recovery.

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