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Register now for the Area 53 Mini-Conference

March 8-10, 2019 | Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

About the
Mini-Conference

The Area 53 Mini-Conference is an opportunity for GSRs, DCMs, service committee members and interested AAs to shape the Area conscience and learn more about the issues being addressed at the General Service Conference coming up in April in New York.

 

Mimicking the General Service Conference structure as much as possible, attendees each become “delegates” to the mini-conference. They are assigned to committees, where they discuss and vote on the same topics being addressed at the Conference. Committees then present a summary of their discussions and votes to the broader group to better inform our delegate as he/she prepares to represent us in New York. On Saturday night, GSO staff members will share their experience, strength and hope with mini-conference attendees.

 

The Area 53 Mini-Conference also provides an excellent opportunity to share with others involved in service and learn more about the various ways Area 53 helps carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic.

2019 Mini-Conference Program

Friday, March 8

2:00 pm

Registration & Check-In

2nd Level

Welcome to the Mini-Conference!

2:00 pm

Hospitality Room Open

Room

Locate the Hospitality Room and join others for fellowship and snacks.

4:00 pm

Workshop

Main Ballroom

Mini-Conference 101 Workshop: Getting the Most Out of Your Experience

5:30 pm

Dinner

Location

*See note under Meals & Hospitality

7:00 pm

Mini-Conference Opens

Main Ballroom

Hospitality Room will be closed during this time.

9:00 pm

Conference Committee Meetings

See your Committee Folder for the location.

10:00 pm

Hospitality Room Open

Room

Saturday, March 9

6:30 am

Hospitality Room Open

Room

Open for Coffee & Breakfast

7:00 am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Morgan Room

Hosted by District 16

(Athens County)

7:00 am

Registration & Check-In

2nd Level

8:30 am

Conference Committee Meetings

See your Committee Folder for the location.

12:30 pm

Lunch Buffet

Location

*See note under Meals & Hospitality

1:30 pm

Conference Committee Reports

Main Ballroom

6:00 pm

Dinner Banquet

Main Ballroom

*See note under Meals & Hospitality

7:00 pm

Mini-Conference Session

Location

GSO Report

AA Speaker: to be announced

Hospitality Room will be closed during this session.

9:00 pm

Hospitality Room Open

Room

Sunday, March 10

6:30 am

Hospitality Room Open

Room

Open for Coffee & Breakfast

7:00 am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Morgan Room

Hosted by District 6

(Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, and Belmont Counties)

8:30 am

Mini-Conference Highlights

Main Ballroom

12:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

Location

*See note under Meals & Hospitality

12:30 pm

Area 53 Assembly Registration

Location

1-5 pm

Area 53 Assembly

Main Ballroom

Mini-Conference Committees

To Be Determined

Meals & Hospitality

Conference Meals

 

Conference meal ordering will be available until about March 7, 2019.

 

*Meals cannot be ordered after you arrive at the mini-conference.

Friday

Dinner at 5:30pm ($25)

 

Saturday

Lunch at 12:30pm ($16)

Banquet at 6:00pm ($32)

 

Sunday

Lunch at noon ($16)

Mini-Conference
Hospitality Room

 

The Hospitality room opens at
2:00pm on Friday.

 

It is open for food and fellowship during the mini-conference weekend, EXCEPT during any meetings.

 

What’s being served in Hospitality Room

 

to be determined

Accommodations

Deer Creek Conference Center

22300 State Park Road 20

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

 

Room Reservations:

call 740-869-2020

 

Mention "Area 53 Mini-Conference" for conference room rates (until Feb. 8, 2019)

Standard Room (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $79 plus tax

Friday and Saturday : $105 plus tax

 

Cabins (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $115 plus tax

Friday and Saturday: $189 plus tax


Room Amenities

 

King-size, Queen-size or double beds

Air conditioning

Balcony or patio

Clock radio

Coffee maker

Hair dryer

Iron and ironing board

Mini-refrigerator

Satellite TV

Telephone with voicemail and dataport

Frequently Asked Questions

Register now online for the
Area 53 Mini-Conference

Prefer to mail in your registration?

Download and print out the registration form.

 

Make your check payable to Area 53 Mini-Conference.

 

Mail it and your completed form to:

 

Area 53 General Service
Attn: Mini-Conference Registration
PO Box 2131
Columbus, OH 43216

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