ABC 2015

2015 ABC in Austin, TX

It's official!  Thanks to the Lone Star Intergroup we will be holding the 2015 in Austin, TX, on April 24th and 25th. 

More information will be available soon for registrations and hotels.

Mary Jo L.

2015 ABC Board Liaison

Ballots for Proposals Submitted the 2015 ABC

Ballots with the submitted proposals will be sent to all Meetings and Intergroups later this month.  Your registered Point of Contact will be receiving an email from WSO notifying you about the process.  The results of these ballots will determine which of the proposals will end up on the agenda for the ABC. 

The ballots are also being translated into a few other languages as time has allowed.  This is a first and we are very glad for a start in making this information available to more than English-speaking countries and meetings.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

2015 ABC Board Liaison

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

New ABC Protocol for Ballots

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: New ABC Protocol for Ballots

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