Thank you to all those who’ve taken the time to provide Conference Questions reports / responses.

The consolidated responses can be found here and here, the later being an updated copy of last years reports / responses (there were a small number of updates).

Background

Conference is the process by which AA as a whole makes recommendations on how it ought to operate. It is not some distant lofty committee making decisions. It is the dynamic and living expression of the conscience of the entire fellowship in Great Britain.

This has been a very different year for all of us with the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Conference 2020 had to be postponed due to the virus and making sure that we all stayed safe.

Originally the change of date was that Conference was to be held in York during October 2020; however, this again was not possible due to the virus.

A letter was sent to all Delegates asking them to vote if they wanted to carry on with a virtual conference in October 2020 or postpone – and hold a physical conference in York in April 2021.

Conference delegates voted by a two thirds majority for a physical conference in York in April 2021.

In the past year the Conference Steering Committee, have been working alongside our Trustees and GSO to incorporate the two Conferences into one.

The questions sent in for Conference 2021 have been reviewed and responses formulated to the senders of the questions not accepted. This has resulted in extra questions for committees 1, 5 and 6, see here.

If it is not possible for Conference to proceed as planned then a further update will follow.

Yours in fellowship

Michelle and Simon
Intergroup Representatives

NB. Details for submitting Questions for Conference 2022 can be found here.

Conference Questions 2021 and 2020!