Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

I am responsible.
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.
And for that: I am responsible.


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August 11th-13th, 2017

Illinois State Conference
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Road,
Rosemont, IL 60018
For Reservations call (877) 337-5793 or visit the hotel’s dedicated registration page for the conference.
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August 17-20, 2017

International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous
The Chicago Hilton
720 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

September 8-10, 2017

National AA Technology Workshop
Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel
2200 Harvard St
Sacramento, CA 95815
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September 10, 2017

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
639 York St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Registration: 8:00 AM Assembly 9:00 AM
Registration: $5
Lunch: $11.50
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November 10 – 12, 2017

National Corrections Conference
Doubletree Hotel
1973 Craigshire
St. Louis, MO 63146
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November 17 – 19, 2017

East Central Regional Forum
Wyndham Hotel
700 E Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701
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