Latest Developments for WAAFT-IAAC 2016

Tickets will be going out this week! A bar code has been paired with your PayPal transaction number and will be sent in an email that you can print or show at the door using your phone. You can expect those by the middle of next week sent to the email address used during the purchase, or the one given to us if you bought them in person.

Planning continues on the final look and scope of the panels and workshops for WAAFT-IAAC 2016, if you have a topic that you would like to host a panel on, please email and the program committee will see what is available and what can be arranged. If you would like to see the most recent layout of the panels, please click this link here: Panels and Workshop

Very importantly, the Board is seeking bids for cities to host the next convention in 2018.  Bids must be submitted to the Board prior to the convention. They will be reviewed by the Board and a vote will be held during the convention at a to-be determined time that we will announce as soon as the Program committee has finalized the schedule.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) form to submit your bid can be found by clicking the first link below and the criteria upon which the Board will be reviewing the applications is in the second link.

WAAFT-IAAC Bid City form

Bid City criteria
The Board is also seeking nominations for new members to the next WAAFT-IAAC Board. If you are interested in serving on the Board that plans the next international convention, then please fill out and submit the following form by September 30, 2016. A brief bio will be provided to the attendees and voting will occur during the same time as the vote for the next city.

WAAFT-IAAC Board Member nomination form
Lastly, based on discussions in person and on social media, the Board is seeking suggestions for a possible new name of the convention, replacing WAAFT-IAAC. Voting on this will also occur with the other two items. You can submit your suggestions at the link below.

WAAFT-IAAC Name Change proposal form

Just to remind everyone, the Early Bird convention fee of $30 per day will go up to $40 per day after August 31st, so be sure to buy your tickets soon! As mentioned, those who have already purchased tickets will be receiving them this coming week to the email address that was used for the purchase.

The limited number of hotel rooms that are blocked out for the convention at the rate of $99 per night continue to go fast. In the month of August, the Board anticipates the rooms will be sold out so make your reservations sooner than later!

Lastly, please help us spread the word about the convention. Please copy/print flyers from the website and put them on notice boards, meeting literature tables etc. You never know who you may be helping by letting them know that AA without the dogma exists!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Austin!

WAAFT-IAAC Board and Host Committee

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boyd p
boyd p
4 years ago

Travel expenses, food and lodging,  are an issue that takes up a lot of our fellowship deliberations when planning gatherings, and rightly so.  Low income members quickly fall away from participation in the degree to which this problem is ignored.  Scholarship funds are often generated as a remedy.  Accommodations  in homes are made available.   Arranging discounted lodging helps, but hundreds of dollars expense is still an impediment to many.

Thanks to all for efforts to improve access.  Has a country venue been considered, perhaps at a low cost camping facility, with barrier free infrastructure?