IDAA 2009

Program Information


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.

Big Book Study to be featured this year at IDAA in SAN ANTONIO. Wednesday afternoon, July 29 at 3 PM, a Big Book study will be held. Dick D., a local oldtimer has graciously agreed to be with those of us who so choose to participate and share his wealth of experience, strength and hope and guide us thru our basic text. I have had the pleasure of knowing Dick for awhile and I can assure you he is outstanding! Hopefully you can arrive in time to include this into your experience in San Antonio. See you this summer!
 -- Chuck Roeth, AA chairman, 2009 IDAA

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


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.


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.


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 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.


To be announced...