Connecting with Love, Unity, and Service
The mini conference will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 and Saturday, March 2, 2024. Registration will open at 3 p.m. on Friday. The opening panels will be held at 4:15 p.m. on Friday. Registration opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.
The mini conference will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1526 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
Who can attend?
All A.A. members in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan are encouraged to attend.
What is a Mini Conference?
The mini conference is an opportunity for interested A.A. members to shape the area conscience (similar to a group conscience). It is a great way to learn about the issues being addressed at the General Service Conference coming up in April in New York.
The mini conference also provides an excellent opportunity to share with others involved in service. You can learn more about the various ways Area 55 helps carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic.
How do I register to attend?
Registration for the 2024 Area 55 Mini Conference is available online at the bottom of this page. The cost for registration is $30.00 per person.
What if I need to travel?
There are hotel rooms available at Fairfield Inn & Suites Bowling Green. The hotel is located at 1544 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402. There is a group rate for the conference of $103 per night.
Click here to book hotel rooms. The last day to book is Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Why do I have to pay?
While there are no dues or fees for membership in A.A., it is the practice of Area 55 General Service that each individual event be self-supporting. The Mini Conference requires money to host. Our expenses include: venue, registration supplies and online payment fees, printing of flyers, programs, and background material, purchase of literature relevant to the agenda that will be discussed, mailing costs, food, and beverages. We do not pay our speakers, but we do provide for their expenses to attend.
What if I cannot afford registration?
Every A.A. member who has an interest to attend the conference can participate – regardless of financial status. Members and groups donate scholarships for those who are unable to pay. Please click here to register for the conference while using a scholarship.