For Members

Business Convention 2017

The 2017 World Service Business Convention will be held June 2 - 4

in Danvers, MA at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Click to Reserve a Room 


03-18-17: A few rooms have opened up. If you are in need of a room, please email with the with the dates you wish to stay and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Canceling a room: Please fill out this room cancellation form

  • PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY THROUGH THE HOTEL. The Convention Planning Committee can reassign your hotel room to another FA member, which will allow us to keep the lower room rate. We are working directly with the hotel, and we will contact you once the transfer has been made. Be assured your room will be canceled by the hotel in plenty of time before the Convention, so there is no need to be concerned about getting charged unnecessarily.

For questions email

02-17-17: The hotel has added a limited number of rooms to the FA room block at a rate of $209/night. We are also working to identify neighboring hotels who may be able to accommodate our group. Please continue to check this section of the website for updates. If you have a reservation you no longer require, please email 

02-16-17: The Convention Planning Committee is working with the hotel to add more rooms. Please check this section of the website for updates. If you have a reservation you no longer require, please email 

11-27-16: Hotel rooms are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To help us plan for the event and better serve you, we ask that you only book one room for you and those who may be staying in the same room. Booking multiple rooms or room blocks lowers the total number of available rooms allotted for the event and prevents other FA members from booking rooms at the special hotel rate.


  • Online FA convention registration will remain open from January 6 through March 31. Convention Registration does not include hotel. When registering, you may select a meal plan for yourself and a plan for a non-FA guest. NOTE: You may also select an EXTRA Sunday boxed lunch for yourself and for a non-FA guest.
  • During the convention, onsite registration will open Friday afternoon and there will be an FA meeting Friday evening. Convention Business Session will begin Saturday morning at approx. 8:45 a.m. and conclude Sunday at approx. 12:30 p.m.

  • Please wait to register until you know your FINAL CHOICES FOR MEAL PLAN and registration. You will not be able to change them after payment is made. No meal plans will be sold on-site. 

Conference Member Voting Registration is now closed

Convention Deadlines

Conference Member Registration Closes:   Saturday, March 4, 2017  
FA Convention Registration Closes:   Friday, March 31, 2017
Motions Due:   Saturday, March 4, 2017
Officer Applications Due:   Saturday, March 4, 2017
Hotel Registration Closes:   Saturday, May 13, 2017

Apply for Officer or Committee Chair Position -- Deadline March 4, 2017

Each year at the World Service Business Convention (WSBC), we hold elections for WSI Officers and Committee Chairs. All those who are interested and meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply by 11:59pm ET on March 4. This year we will be accepting nominations for the following positions: Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Chairs for Public Information, Literature, Service Group Support, and 12th Step. CLICK HERE for the position descriptions and to submit your application.


Submit a Motion -- Deadline March 4, 2017

As determined at the 2008 WSBC, motions are submitted by intergroups and chapters. Intergroups and chapters who wish to submit a motion should read the FA WSBC Motion Submission Procedure. Completed forms should be submitted online by 11:59pm ET on March 4.
CLICK HERE for the procedure and to submit a motion. 

Information and Documents

2017 WSBC Registration, Hotel & Meal Plan Information

2017 World Service Conference Member Information

Location Change for Friday, June 2 Chelsea meeting at 10:00am

DRAFT Schedule for 2017 World Service Business Convention


WSI Emails:

Email 1: FA World Service Business Convention Details

Email 2: FA World Service Business Convention Details

Email 3: FA World Service Business Convention Details