PLEASE NOTE: The Breakfast, Dinner and Ice Cream Social will be held at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 800 Cass Street in Monterey (a little over one mile from the Conference Center).
There are many AA conferences/conventions held around the world. One of the most common misconceptions of their gathering is that they are A.A. meetings and since there are no dues or fees for A.A. membership, there should be no fees to attend. Conventions and conferences are special events, not regular A.A. meetings. They require months of planning, preparation and costs.
Since most events are held in hotels/conference centers, there is a charge for the use of some facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for the speakers, printing of fliers, schedules, programs, postage, supplies and entertainment. A large event requires a substantial amount of money.
Each conference is self-supporting. No group monies are used to pay for the event. The cost of the event is paid through registration fees. Attendance is voluntary and as responsible AA members, we now “pay our own way.”