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IDAA 2007

Program Information

Latest Program Schedule (PDF -- requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

For those of you that are new to our annual meeting and want to make your travel plans here is some information that you might find helpful.

The daily organized tours by Best of Boston will begin on Sunday July 29, 2007 and go through Wednesday, and then resume for one tour on Friday.

The organized AA and Al-Anon talks will begin on Wednesday 1, 2007 in the mid afternoon and will we will end with our spiritual meeting on Sunday August 5, 2007 around 12:00.

The CME courses will start on Wednesday at noon..

AA PROGRAM

Recovery is frequently a difficult time for most people. With recovery, the promises of a better life do manifest themselves. This meeting will focus on the joy of recovery and the development of a sense of serenity.

Early bird meetings will be available at 7 am. Breakout sessions begin at 10 PM.

As the time approaches for the convention, check back to this page of the web site for more specifics on speakers and scheduling.

AL-ANON PROGRAM

The Al-Anon program will include meetings with a speaker/discussion format. Topics will include the twelve steps and recovery oriented information and issues. Opportunities will be available for AA/Al-Anon couples to participate in couples groups. A program that meets the needs of the newcomer and the experienced Al-Anon will be available.

Check back to this page of the web site for more specifics on Speakers and schedules as time gets closer to convention.

ALA-TWENTY'S PROGRAM

This is a part of the program that was added several years ago as a direct result of long time IDAA participants who have moved through the Teen years and wanted a program structured to their desires. They have developed a very interesting series of meetings. The LAC has worked hard at meeting most of their request, after much debate however; we did decide not to furnish a butler for their room. We were reassured that the Ala-Twenty planning committee would under stand. If this is what we turned down, you have to come for no other reason than to find out what the LAC accepted.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The IDAA 2007 meeting has been approved for 11 hours of Medical CME credits and 12 hours of Dental CE credits. More information in regards to the program content will be available at a later date.

LUNCHEONS AND BANQUETS

A favorite part of the annual IDAA conventions is the fellowship at the luncheons and banquets.

Wednesday evening there will be a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and conversation.

Thursday evening is the newcomers Banquet. This is a wonderful experience for all the newcomers to be able to experience just how important they are.

Friday noon - The (politically correct) Al-Anon luncheon is an opportunity for all to hear current happenings with those in the Al-Anon program. Also it's an excellent chance to hear a peer selected speaker from the Teen program.

Saturday evening will be the formal banquet. This is a very happy and spiritual time for all as many will be recognized for their service. Formal attire is most common for this affair. You'll be welcome regardless.

Last of all with be the Spiritual brunch on Sunday morning.

ADDITONAL PROGRAMS

A new play about Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, two hopeless drunks who sometimes stormy friendship, buffeted by their strong desire to recover from their chronic alcoholism, led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, will premiere at the New world Stages in New York City on March 5.

We are planning to have a reading from the play on Friday night, an event you won't want to miss.

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