AA Conventions: Why do I have to pay?
There are many AA conferences around the world. One of the most common misconceptions of these gatherings is that they are AA meetings so there should be “no dues or fees” as per our Traditions. However, Founders’ Day and other Conferences are special events and not regular A.A. meetings.
This conference requires months of planning, preparation, and money to present. Since all of the events are held on the University of Akron Campus, there is a charge to the Founders’ Day Committee for the use of these facilities. In addition, the University of Akron requires that we purchase all coffee from them. Other expenses include travel and lodging for speakers, printing costs, postage, and supplies. The event is paid for through the cost of your registration. No baskets are passed.
As responsible A.A. members “We pay our own way.”
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.