About - Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

About - Our Convention

This is the 52nd Annual District 22 Convention; our event is held at the Veteran's Hall in San Luis Obispo. All events take place at this location, except for the Al-Anon Luncheon, to be held at Madonna Inn. The convention opens on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00pm; it closes on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Noon.

Why Do We Have To Pay?

Most associations like to hold conferences or conventions. However, in AA, a conference or convention is an important opportunity to share the AA experience in a broad way. There are many AA conferences held around the world. One of the most common misconceptions of these gatherings is that they are AA meetings, and since "There are no dues or fees for AA membership..." there should be no fees to attend.

Conventions and conferences are special events, not regular meetings. They require months of planning, preparations, and money to present. Since most events are held in hotels/convention centers, there is a charge for the use of these facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for conference speakers, printing of flyers and schedules, postage and supplies. A large event requires a substantial amount of money. This conference/convention is self-supporting. No group monies are used to pay for this event. The cost of the event is paid through registration fees. No baskets are passed. The ideal goal for any committee of such an event is to break even; therefore, the registration fee is nominal compared to a weekend's worth of spiritual events anywhere else. Attendance is voluntary and as responsible AA members, we "pay our own way."

Refund Policy

  • No refunds or cancellations after 07/07/2019
  • Confirmations & tickets will not be mailed to you; you pick them up at the event.
  • Registrations and tickets are not transferable.
  • All ticket orders are handled on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
  • Ticketed events are subject to cancellation if minimums are not met.