ABC 2014

The 2014 Annual Business Conference will be held in April 2014.

Check back here for additional information as it becomes available.

ABC 2014 Information

Agenda, Ride information, Hotels, Meeting Venue information shown below.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
World Service Organization

2014 Annual Business Conference (ABC)


On Line Forms

ABC Registration Form

Paper Forms to print and mail

ABC Proposals Ballot
for meetings/Intergroups
(paper version coming soon)

ABC Registration Form

2014 ABC Deerfield, IL.

The ABC provides an open forum for communication and service coordination within ACA in order to improve the consistency of service to the Fellowship. It is open to all ACA members, meetings, Intergroups and related service organizations.  Click here to download a copy of the proposals. Ballots are now closed effective APRIL 6, 2014. Five items received a two-thirds majority vote and will thus be included for discussion and voting at the ABC. Ballot items that are approved will then be part of what guides and prioritizes the work of the WSO Board and related committees for the coming year and beyond. See Proposal Details to review the ballot results, including comments related to the proposals.

LOCATION: The 2014 ABC will be held April 25-27, 2014 at Trinity University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. This site is just East of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.  Trinity Univ. website map:

Parking for conference: There are 59 regular spaces and 2 handicapped spaces immediately to the EAST of our mtg room [Rodine 124].
Additional parking is available around the circle of "The Mansion" - Development Office. Click here for map to conference area.

The following are the recommended hotels for the 2014 ABC. For both hotels, please mention that you are with the Annual Business Conference for Adult Children of Alcoholics group in order to receive the reduced rate: 

RIDES:  If you need a ride from the airport to the hotel, please contact the ABC committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with complete arrival and departure information so they can schedule your pickup.  This is a free service.

LaQuinta Inn, 2000 Lakeside Dr., Bannockburn, IL 60015. Just East of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.
Phone: 1-847-317-7300; Fax: 1-847-317-3350.  Although we recommend calling for reservations, the following is their website: The room charge is $62 plus tax, Friday and Saturday, but it's $78 + tax the other nights. Continental breakfast is included.  Deadline for reserving a room is April 13.

Homewood Suites, 10 Westminster Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Just West of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.
Phone: 1-847-945-9300; Fax: 1-847-945-0013. Although we recommend calling for reservations, the following is their website: The room charge is $109 plus tax. Continental breakfast is included.

We encourage every meeting and Intergroup to send at least one person to this year’s ABC. Although only one person may be the official voting delegate, all attendees will participate in the dialog. Anyone planning to attend should submit a Registration Form, and the registration deadline is April 12, 2014. For further questions about the ABC and/or local facilities, please contact the ABC Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


ACA WSO Annual Business Conference Agenda

Read more: ABC 2014 Information

February 2014 ABC Report

2014 ABC Committee Report: February 2014

Two members of the West Great Lakes Intergroup ABC Committee met with Joan, the Board liaison, via a teleconference call on February 3rd.
Discussion topics were of food plans, needing numbers of people attending, the ballot submissions timeline, who pays for decorations, fun activities, and mailings.
Gloria, an office employee for the board, is handling gathering of ballots responses when they come in and she also sent the ballots out to the fellowship point of contacts.
Copies of materials needed for packets, etc., may be made in California and shipped to Chicago, as this is a more feasible option.
Final decisions and information will be gathered in March, and posted as soon as feasible on the website, so delegates and members can have all the information and the finalized plans available that they will need to participate in the ABC.
Members attending are encouraged to register for the ABC by April 12th so the probable number in attendance can be gained.
All members should register online using the registration form on the 2014 ABC link, even if they are not a delegate. Delegates attending too should register so enough delegate packets are compiled.

Respectfully submitted by Joan B, 2014 ABC Board Liaison.

2014 ABC Committee Report

2014 ABC Committee Report

Gloria in the office completed sending out letters and forms for submission of ballot items and registration forms to all point of contacts available on the meeting lists.  This is the first time she has tackled this job, as Scott has done it in the past.  She did a fine job and was very conscientious about accuracy and contact of all POCs.  I was happy to work with her on this project, and she has saved necessary notes so that next year will go even smoother.  Thanks Gloria!

The West Great Lakes Intergroup 2014 ABC Committee made suggestions for three different locations to hold the 2014 ABC.  Each site had pros and cons, with

Read more: 2014 ABC Committee Report

January 2014 ABC Report

January 2014 ABC Report:

The 2014 West Great Lakes Intergroup Chair, Al, and I spoke last on December 31, 2013 and discussed plans for the ABC.

Read more: January 2014 ABC Report