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World Service Business Convention (WSBC) 2024


May 31 - June 2, 2024 — Danvers, Massachusetts

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

Convention Registration Information

Online registration fee (by April 29): $60
On-site registration (after April 29): $70

Note you will not be allowed to change your meal plan after you have paid/registered. No exceptions! You may include one non-FA guest as a part of your registrations. The same meal plan options are available for guests, but they do not need to pay the registration fee. If you have an FA member as a guest, they must register separately with their own login information.

Hotel reservations are not included in your FA Convention reservation. You must book your room separately. Hotel Cancelation Policy: please cancel your room reservation at the DoubleTree by Hilton directly with the hotel — the FA Office does not handle room cancellations. 

REGISTER TO ATTEND WSBC 2024 

Lodging Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Information 

The Doubletree in Danvers, MA has very low to no inventory of rooms left. If you are holding extra rooms, please release the rooms to allow for other members to register. The FA rate is applicable until our room block sells out and applies to the following dates: Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2.

Mini-refrigerators and microwaves are available in all guest hotel rooms. A limited number of larger refrigerators and microwaves will be available in the hotel hospitality suites throughout the weekend.

BOOK HOTEL ROOM AT DOUBLETREE 

We have also opened an overflow room block at the Sonesta Select in Danvers, MA with limited availability. Please note, you will need to arrange your own form of transportation to get to the convention.

BOOK HOTEL ROOM AT SONESTA SELECT

To book hotel room at Sonesta Select via telephone:  Please call 800-SONESTA or 978-777-8630 and ask to book a room under the 2024 FA Business Convention block of rooms, code is 2405FABLOC.

HOTEL ROOM CANCELATION PROCEDURE

Please cancel your room reservation at the DoubleTree by Hilton or Sonesta Select directly with the hotel — the FA Office does not handle room cancellations. 

Meal Plan

We provide only one food plan for the Business Convention. Members that choose not to buy the food plan are welcome to bring their own food and eat in the hospitality suites provided by the hotel. If you are planning to arrive past 7:00pm on Friday, May 31, please arrange for your own meal, as the hotel will not serve latecomers. Note you will not be allowed to change your meal plan after you have paid/registered.

VIEW DRAFT MEAL PLAN

Business Convention Schedule

VIEW DRAFT SCHEDULE

Friday Afternoon: A Sharing Session from Service Group Support

Theme: Why We Do What We Do: The 2024 Edition
Location: Doubletree Hilton in Danvers
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 
Do sponsees ask you questions that you can’t answer? Do you have questions you can’t answer? A panel of long-term members will share their thoughts on why we do what we do followed by sharing from others.  Please join us. No pre-registration required. 

Volunteer to Do Service 

Volunteer slots are now open for greeters, registration volunteers, and room assistants! Please see these links for more details and to sign up!

Ride and Lodging Sharing List 

FA has created an online Ride and Lodging Sharing List where members can indicate if they need or can offer to share a ride or provide or share lodging. To submit a request, change your submission, or to view member responses, click on the Ride and Lodging Sharing.

Apply for a WSI Board Officer or Committee Chair Position 

Extended Deadline for Vice Chair Position thru April 22nd

The following positions are open for election: chair, vice chair, bylaws chair, Connection chair, convention planning chair, office chair, traditions review chair. Refer to WSI Officer and Committee Chair Position Responsibilities for details.

SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR WSI OFFICER or Committee Chair

REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024-2025 WSB

Proposed Motions

As determined at the 2008 WSBC, motions can be submitted by Intergroups, Chapters, WSI Committees, or the WSI Board. 

SUBMIT A WSBC MOTION

REVIEW THE PROPOSED MOTIONS FOR WSBC 2024

Motion Discussion Calls

Videoconference calls to give World Service Conference Members and other interested FA members an overview of the motions for the 2024 Business Convention. Conference members are strongly encouraged to attend one of the calls, as they will be asked in April to vote on whether the motion from EAI should or should not be placed on the convention agenda.

  • Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM ET / 4 PM PT
  • Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 PM ET / 10 AM PT

Meeting ID: 842 8012 9982

Passcode: 179527

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WSC MEMBER CALL

To find your local phone number, click here.

Attend the Business Convention

The purpose of FA's annual World Service Business Convention (WSBC), as dictated by our bylaws, is to bring World Service Conference (WSC) members of individual meetings together as a representative body to govern the corporate entity of FA. The focus will be on World Service Inc. (WSI) business and service at the organizational level. All are welcome to attend. 

Questions

If you have any questions, please send an email to convention@foodaddicts.org

Documents

WSBC Emails to the Fellowship*

*If you did not receive these emails, please login to your FA profile and select Manage My Email List Preferences to make sure that you are subscribed to FA General Announcements. Contact fahelp@foodaddicts.org with any questions.