ABC 2014 Information

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

Adult Children of Alcoholics
World Service Organization

2014 Annual Business Conference (ABC)

HOTEL INFORMATION BELOW

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:  http://www.tiu.edu/dotAsset/208ce022-84e4-49e5-8802-6be3340a98de.pdf

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.

HOTELS:
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: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=7001&WT.mc_id=YEXT7001&cid=YEXT7001. 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: http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/homewood-suites-by-hilton-chicago-lincolnshire-CHILSHW/index.html. 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. . 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

ACA WSO Annual Business Conference Agenda

Trinity University
Deerfield, Illinois
April 25 – 26, 2014

Day One: Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00                 Meet and greet, pick up delegate packets

10:00               Opening of the 2014 ABC of ACA

  • Welcome and open with Serenity Prayer
  • Read ACA 12 Traditions, ACA Commitment to Service and Meditation of the Day
  • Facility Announcements and Review Agenda
  • Elect 2014 ABC Chairperson
  • INTRODUCTIONS:
  • ACA WSO Board of Trustees
  • Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members in attendance
  • ACA Group Voting Delegates
  • Non-Voting Attendees
  • Treasury
  • Literature
  • Member & Public Service
  • H&I
  • Website/Database

11:00               Lunch 

12:30               Presentation of the ACA WSO Annual Report

ACA WSO Committee reports

2:00                 30 minute break        

2:30                 Continue Committee reports

                        Presentation of Group Conscience Survey Ballot Results

                        Discuss and vote on approved ballot items

4:30                 Close Day 1 with Announcements and Serenity Prayer

Evening           Optional trip to Downtown Chicago

 

ACA WSO Annual Business Conference Agenda

Trinity University
Deerfield, Illinois
April 25 – 26, 2014

Day Two: Saturday, April 26, 2014

9:30:  Open with Serenity Prayer, ACA 12 Traditions and Meditation of the day
      Recap of Day 1
      Continue discussion and voting on approved ballot items

11:00               Lunch

12:30:  Select site for 2015 ABC
             Continue discussion and voting on survey ballots                                
2:00       15 minute break

2:15                 Speaker(s)

3:15                 Close 2014 ABC with Serenity Prayer

3:30                 ACA WSO Board of Trustees Meeting (ABC attendees may attend)

5:00                 Close WSO Board Meeting with Serenity Prayer

6:00                 Optional Dinner at Trinity’s Lantern Lounge

 

Note: Please do not use the online registration form to notify the WSO of meeting updates. That will only delay the processing of such updates. For meeting updates, go to http://www.acawso.org/meetings.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Yours in service, The 2014 ABC Committee

For information on prior year Annual Business Conference results, please go to the 2013 ABC Report.