Business Convention: May 31 - June 2, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923
To book your hotel room, CLICK HERE
(NOTE: rooms with double beds are sold out--only rooms with king beds are available)
Attend the 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. In addition to elected WSC members, anyone who serves on a board or committee at any level--World Service, Intergroup, Chapter, or Local Service Group--is encouraged to attend. FA members who want to learn more about the fellowship, regardless of length of abstinence or time in program, are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
Convention Registration Information
CLICK HERE for registration information, deadlines, and fees.
CLICK HERE to see the draft meal plan.
Register for Business Convention: Deadline March 30, 2019
Register as World Conference Member: Deadline March 2, 2019
Refunds will be made on registration and meal plan fees if requested by email to the FA World Service Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 30, 2019. We will require you to agree not to dispute the Convention charge with your credit card company for any reason, and to contact the FA World Service Office by email for resolution.
The Convention starts at 10:00am on Friday, May 31 with an FA meeting, followed by The Forum from 1:00pm-5:00pm, and ends at lunchtime on Sunday, June 2.
Attend The Forum on Friday, May 31 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Forum gives us all the opportunity to share what has worked and what has not worked in reaching the newcomer, starting and maintaining healthy meetings, and maintaining our own recovery from food addiction. It will include several break-out sessions, during which recovering food addicts with experience in service will share about a specific topic followed by an open discussion.
Past break-out session topics have included "Meetings Working Together to Reach the Newcomer: LSG-Driven Public Information," "A Day in the Life on the Frontier," "Demystifying the 12 Traditions of FA," and "The FA Solution: Why We Do What We Do"
Please note that there is no additional charge for The Forum, but to attend it you must register for the Business Convention. Stay tuned for more information. For questions, please contact email@example.com
The FA rate for hotel rooms is $148 per night. Hotel reservations are not included in your FA Convention reservation--you must book your room separately.
The FA rate is applicable until our room block sells out, and it applies to the following dates: May 29 through June 4.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please book only one room for you and those who will be staying with you. Booking multiple rooms or room blocks lowers the total number of available rooms allotted for the Convention and prevents other FA members from booking rooms at the reduced FA rate.
The hotel is unable to accommodate mini-refrigerators in all FA guest rooms. A limited number of larger refrigerators will be available before, during, and after the Convention in the hotel Hospitality Suite for all registered Conference attendees.
CLICK HERE to book your hotel room.
Submit a Motion
Deadline: February 23, 2019
As determined at the 2008 WSBC, motions can be submitted by Intergroups, Chapters, WSI Committees, or the WSI Board. Completed online forms are due on February 23, 2019 at midnight ET. Groups that would like to submit a motion should review the WSBC Motion Submission Procedure document.
CLICK HERE to submit a motion.
Food Addiction and the FA Solution: Updated Draft Posted - Your feedback Requested
The WSI Literature Committee is grateful for the wonderful feedback on Food Addiction and the FA Solution, a new pamphlet for anyone who wants to learn about food addiction and the solution offered by FA. (The new pamphlet will NOT replace the existing pamphlet Food Addiction: There is a Solution.) The committee considered every suggestion and has updated the pamphlet. The new draft can be found here.
Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be one more Fellowship-wide conference call for anyone who has questions about the pamphlet on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7pm EST. Call in number is (515) 603-3155 #801842.
Register as a World Service Conference Member
Deadline: March 2, 2019
Meetings should elect a World Service Conference (WSC) member at their December or January business meeting. WSC members must have at least five years of abstinence and have completed at least one AWOL by March 2, 2019. If you’re interested in serving as a WSC member, please read Document 7: Service Positions-Description of Responsibilities and the World Service Conference (WSC) Member Manual.
FA meetings should not set aside funds to send WSC members to the Convention. If your meeting is collecting money for this purpose, please read Document 8: From a Traditions Perspective for WSI’s position regarding this practice.
A limited amount of needs-based, partial financial aid is available for WSC members who qualify. The application and other information is available by contacting your respective Intergroup.
Western Area Intergroup: email@example.com
Eastern Area Intergroup: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for a WSI Board Officer or Committee Chair Position
Deadline: March 2, 2019
Each year at the WSBC, we hold elections for WSI Officers and Committee Chairs. Anyone who is interested and meets the qualifications is encouraged to apply by the deadline of March 2, 2019 at 12pm midnight ET. This year we are accepting nominations for the following positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Literature Chair, Public Information Chair, Service Group Support Chair, and 12th Step Chair. Please CLICK HERE to review the WSI Officer and Committee Chair Position Responsibilities.
CLICK HERE to submit an application.
For Convention questions, please contact: email@example.com