We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention
On Thursday November 6th, A.A. members from around the world will gather in Santa Monica, California for the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention. There will be panel discussions, workshops, meetings, speakers, food, fun and fellowship.
The convention kicks off Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome address by the Steering Committee followed by fellowship speakers from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., culminating with an address by the keynote speaker, award winning author and educator Marya Hornbacher. Thursday’s activities conclude at 5:00 p.m., and a business meeting starts at 5:30 pm.
The activities on Friday and Saturday start at 9:00 a.m and conclude at 9:00 p.m. The activities on these days will include panel discussions, workshops and meetings. Phyllis H. is the featured speaker on Friday night, and Reverend Ward Ewing, Chair Emeritus of the A.A. General Service Board will give the keynote address on Saturday night.
On Friday our group will host a meeting at 2:00 p.m. and I will participate in the Midwestern founders panel at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday I will take part in the WAFT Web Servants panel at 4:00 p.m.
I look forward to seeing the many new friends I’ve made since learning about WAFT who I have thus far only known online. I also look forward to talking to as many WAFTs as possible and making new friends along the way. I can’t remember a time when I’ve been as happy and exited about an A.A. gathering as I am this one in Santa Monica. I’ll will try to provide some live blog updates from the convention as time allows, and I’m sure that I’ll have plenty to write about when I return.
See you there!
Thursday, November 6, 201411am Steering Committee/Introductions and Welcome Fellowship Speakers: 11:30am Joe C.- 39 years within AA Beyond Belief, Toronto, Ont. Canada – Founder Author and Webmaster – Rebellion Dogs Publishing 11:55am Joan C. – 45 years within AA We Agnostics, Maui, HI – Founder Prison Panel Leader 12:20pm Tim M. – 27 years within AA We Agnostics, Los Feliz, CA WAFT IAAC – Outreach/PR LUNCH BREAK – 12:45pm to 2pm 2pm Michael B. – 36 years within AA (new)
The Angle, No. London, England International Conference Speaker 2:25pm Deirdre S. – 17 years within AA Sober Agnostics of AA, New York, NY Author, Webmaster – Agnostic AA NYC: Worldwide meeting list 3pm John C. – 28 years within AA(new) Founder of three WAFT meetings – Paris, France 3:30pm Ann H. – 28 years within AA We Agnostics, Santa Monica, CA – Secretary GSR 4 – 5pm Keynote Speaker: Marya Hornbacher ~ Educator and award winning author ~~End Day at 5pm~~ 5:30 pm WAFT IAAC BUSINESS MEETING