2021 Convention FAQ

WHAT’S AN UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION?

First, it’s a virtual convention, so you can enjoy it from the comforts of any where you are. But what makes this different from other virtual conventions? We looked at the elements that make an in-person convention so wonderful… great speakers, excellent meetings and a chance for fellowship—meeting new people & catching up with old friends, plus fun activities, to name a few highlights. We found a way to provide all those in-person elements, but by doing it virtually. It’s unconventional—like no other convention you’ve attended before!

WHO ATTENDS?

Any member of Al-Anon, Alateen or AA. A full schedule of meetings and keynote speakers will be available for all attendees. All meetings are “open” to all registrants, except Alateen meetings. For safety reasons, only Alateens can attend Alateen meetings and the designated certified Al-Anon Member.in Alateen Service (AMIAS).

WHY IS THERE A FEE TO REGISTER?

Tradition 7 tells us that we should be fully self-supporting. The fee covers our expenses to bring you this unconventional convention. For this reason, we encourage early registration, it helps us in our planning to undertake such a unique event. The cost to register is only $15 until June 30th, $20 on July 1st & $25 on September 1st.

CAN I REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION AFTER SEPTEMBER 17TH?

Registration ends on September 17th, a week before the convention, so that the committee can process registrations to make everything as seamless as possible during the event. This way, you’’ll get an awesome experience! So, be sure to sign up before 9/17!

DO I NEED TO CHOOSE THE MEETINGS I WANT TO ATTEND IN ADVANCE?

Yes. This is for a variety of reasons, but most importantly, we need to know who is attending what session so we can electronically “pre-admit” you into the meetings you are registered to attend when the meeting starts. This will make it easier for you to join the meetings.

IF I PRE-REGISTER FOR A MEETING AND CHANGE MY MIND LATER, CAN I “UNREGISTER” FROM THAT MEETING AND CHANGE TO ANOTHER?

Yes! You can make as many changes to your personal schedule as you wish until September 17th when convention registration ends. Unfortunately, we cannot make changes after September 17th.

CAN I VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AT THE CONVENTION?

Of course, we would love to have you! We need volunteers for a variety of positions: 1) Meeting leads, 2) Greeters for the hospitality room and 3) Zoom meeting hosts (admit people from waiting room into meeting room from waiting room and make sure everyone is muted). Just let us know if you’re interested in any of these opportunities when you register for the convention and our convention service coordinator will contact you.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS, WHO DO I CONTACT?

For general questions or for technical assistance, please email IL21afgConvention@gmail.com. You can also learn more about the convention by visiting http://www.ilstateafgconv.org.
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