ABC 2015

2015 ABC Update

All proposals for the 2015 ABC were due on November 15th.  Thank you to all meetings who participated in this part of the process.

The process is that Board members do a WSO Analysis on each and then they go to the Translations group.  Most of them are already being translated and the remaining ones will go to that group this coming week.

We have 15 unique proposals.  They will be sent to all groups and Intergroups in January for voting.  

ABC Location:

We do not have a firm at this time.  There were several groups and Intergroups interested in doing this, but so far they have not worked out. 

Unless someone else lets me know of a new location to consider this week (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), we do have a backup plan.  That is to hold it in Long Beach near the Distribution Center.  The WSO Staff of special workers would then be responsible for the planning and execution of this event. 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

2015 ABC Board Liaison

Call for ACA Annual Business Conference 2015 Proposals‏

Proposal Deadline:  November 15, 2014

Note:  There are no online forms within this website this year. The submission form for the 2015 ABC Proposals has been created outside of our website this year because we hope to be moving to our new website in the middle of the proposal process and don't want to risk losing any data.

Please share this information with your meeting:

September 2014

Dear ACA Group,

Each year the ACA World Service Organization holds our Annual Business Conference (ABC) the last weekend of April.  As part of this process, Meetings and Intergroups around the world are asked if they would like to submit proposals for consideration.  If your group has a proposal that you would like the Fellowship to consider, the process is as follows:

Read more: Call for ACA Annual Business Conference 2015 Proposals‏

ABC 2015 Item

Social Media Report Written and Submitted by Martin C., Trustee

After discussion at 2013 ABC, and in the year before ABC 2014, the Social Media Working Party agreed, and proposed to the WSO Board of Trustees, that there be an amendment to the wording of Tradition 11. This is to further protect the principle of anonymity in respect of Soclai Media (facebook, twitter etc)

We proposed that the words

“and all public media of communication”

be added after the reference to ,

               “ Press, Radio, TV, and Films”,

in respect of the preservation of the principle of anonymity.

Read more: ABC 2015 Item

2015 ABC - Seeking a Host City

Seeking a 2015 ABC Host Committee

The ACA WSO Annual Business Conference (ABC) is held annually to help bring unity and consistency to ACA. This meeting provides the opportunity for World Service to respond to requests presented from the Fellowship through the Proposal/Ballot process.  Decisions are made at this meeting that impact general policy and financial matters for the entire ACA World Service Organization. 

The Fellowship does not yet have a location for the 2015 ABC, which will be held the weekend of April 25-27, 2015.  We are asking ACA groups and Intergroups to consider acting as hosts for this event. 

If your Group or Intergroup would like to submit a bid to Host or ask any questions about hosting the 2015 ABC, please send an e-mail with the subject line "2015 ABC Host City Inquiry" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . . We will be very happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

The Host Committee will have total support from the WSO.

Read more: 2015 ABC - Seeking a Host City