We Agnostics and Freethinkers International AA Convention | Schedule

WAFT IAAC Schedule

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

11am Steering Committee/Introductions and Welcome

Fellowship Speakers:

11:30am Joe C.- 39 years within AA
Beyond Belief, Toronto, Ont. Canada – Founder
Author and Webmaster – Rebellion Dogs Publishing

11:55am Joan C. – 45 years within AA
We Agnostics, Maui, HI – Founder
Prison Panel Leader

12:20pm Tim M. – 27 years within AA
We Agnostics, Los Feliz, CA
WAFT IAAC – Outreach/PR

LUNCH BREAK – 12:45pm to 2pm

2pm Michael B. – 36 years within AA (new)
The Angle, No. London, England
International Conference Speaker

2:25pm Deirdre S. – 17 years within AA
Sober Agnostics of AA, New York, NY
Author, Webmaster – Agnostic AA NYC: Worldwide meeting list

3pm John C. – 28 years within AA(new)
Founder of three WAFT meetings – Paris, France

3:30pm Ann H. – 28 years within AA
We Agnostics, Santa Monica, CA – Secretary
GSR

4 – 5pm Keynote Speaker: Marya Hornbacher ~ Educator and award winning author

~~End Day at 5pm~~

5:30 pm WAFT IAAC BUSINESS MEETING

Friday, November 7, 2014

9:30 – 10:30am

Panels
Is spirituality compatible with Agnostic AA?
Vic L. – NYC
Roger C. – Toronto, Canada
Marya H. – Minnesota
Rev. Ward Ewing – Tennessee

Meetings
Austin, TX – Children Of Chaos
NYC, NY – We Humanists
Maui, HI – We Agnostics

11am

Panels
Mid Western States Regional Panel
Ed S. – Columbus, OH
R.J. Omaha, NE
Lance, Miles City, MT

Western States Regional Panel
Gary K. – Boise, ID
Jim – Fairbanks, AK
Shauna B. – Mount Washington, CA

Meetings
Oceanside, CA – We Agnostics
Toronto, Canada – Beyond Belief
Olympia, WA – We Agnostics

Workshops
Women in WAFT
~Dianne P, Toronto, Canada
The importance of having the WAFT voice in AA literature
~Jane J. – NYC

LUNCH BREAK 12 – 2pm

12:30 – 2pm*~*~* Grapevine Games *~*~*

2pm

Panels
AA Conference Delegate Panel
Mary T.- Southern Cal former delegate
James I. – Southern Cal former delegate
Marcus F. – area 5 former delegate Southern California

Western States Founders Panel
Pat N. – Olympia, WA
Rich H – Maui, HI
Shauna B. – Mount Washington, CA
Angela B. – Boise, ID
Megan D. – Orange County, CA

Meetings
Santa Monica, CA – We Agnostics
Solana Beach, CA – We Agnostics/We Are not Saints
Kansas City, MO – We Agnostics

Workshops
Reaching WAFTs in the Digital Age
~RJ – Omaha, NE

3pm

Panels
The Listing Issues – Opening Historical Overview Of the first WAFT meetings (This panel is two hours)
Chuck K. – Chicago, IL, (QUAD A)
Russ H. – Lafayette, CA
Dennis K. – Vancouver, Canada
Ed S. – Columbus, OH
Roger C. – Toronto, Canada
Thomas B. – Portland, OR
Deirdre S. – NYC, NY
Joe S. – Indianapolis, In

Southern States Regional Panel
Mikey J. -Florida
Nick -Austin, TX
Karen – Raleigh, NC
Stephanie J. – Atlanta, GA
Linda – Louisiana

Meetings
Studio City – We Agnostics
Hermosa Beach – We Agnostics
Joshua Tree – We Agnostics

Workshops
Mindfulness in Recovery
~Stuart S.
This is Real AA
~Joseph O., Santa Monica, CA

4pm

Panels
Midwestern Founders Panel
Joe S. – Indianapolis, IN
R.J. – Omaha, NE
Ed S. – Columbus, OH
John S. – Kansas City, MO

Meetings
Paris, France – We Agnostics
Washington, D.C. – We Agnostics
Idllywild, CA – We Don’t Know Group

Workshops
Starting an Agnostic/Atheist Meeting
~Deirdre S. , NYC
Epiphanies: Are Not Enough: Addiction As An Intimacy Disorder And Steps 4-7 As A Path Toward Genuine Agency And Meaning In Relationships
~LisaMichelle, Chicago, IL

5pm

Panels
The Polachek Impact
Megan D. – Orange County, CA
Nick – Austin, TX

Los Angeles Old Timers Panel
Merle E. – Hollywood, CA
Gary W. – Hollywood, CA
Spiritual Al – Santa Monica, CA
Ann H. – Santa Monica, CA

Meetings
Charlotte, NC – The 10 PM Every Night Group
Ventura, CA – We Agnostics Group
Boise, ID – Atheist, Agnostics and All Others

Workshops
Emotional sobriety: The Next Step in Our Recovery
~Allen B.

6pm-7pm

Panels
LGBT WAFT
Spiritual Al – Santa Monica, CA
R.J. – Omaha, NE
David B. – Hollywood, CA,
John – Paris, France,
Katherine S. – Los Feliz, CA

Meetings
Lafayette, CA – We Agnostics
Indianapolis, IN – We Agnostics

Workshops
Newcomers and WAFT(new)
~Maureen – Oceanside, CA

7:30 – 8:30pm Honorary Speaker: Phyllis H. ~ NYC, NY

~~NIGHT ENDS AT 9PM~~

Saturday, November 8, 2014

9:30 – 10:30am

Panels
European Panel
John C. – Paris, France
Mike B. – Ireland
David K. – Spain
Michael B. – London, England

Our Primary Purpose: The Alpha and Omega for Atheists and Agnostics
Presented by the Washington D.C. Group

Meetings
Hollywood, CA – We Agnostics
Vancouver, Canada – Sober Agnostics
Santa Barbara, CA – Agnostics in Sobriety

Workshops
Alcoholism, fact or fiction? Myth or reality?
~Jim, Fairbanks, Alaska

The 12-Step Buddhist
~Darren L.

10:30am

Panels
Southern California Founders Panel
Megan – Santa Barbara, CA
Pamela L. – Claremont, CA
Tony P. – Ventura, CA
Kevin C. – Hermonsa Beach, CA
Alfred W. – Joshua Tree, CA

Island Nations Panel
Scott – American Samoa
Cy – Philippines
Ken S. -Australia

Meetings
Claremont, CA – Only Requirement: Freethinker
Chicago, IL – A Free Spirit Group (Quad A)
Los Feliz, CA – We Agnostics

Workshops
Changing how we look at Steps 2 & 3
~Nick, Austin, TX

LUNCH BREAK 12 – 2pm

2pm

Panels

Americas Panel
Roger – Costa Rica
Steve – B.C., Canada
Tim M. – Hollywood, CA
Dan V. – Canada

Relapse Panel
Laura M. – Tuscon, AZ
Alex K. – Berkeley, CA
Sherril W. – Fresno, CA
Steve – Hollywood, CA

Meetings
Pittsburgh, PA – AAtheostics Group,
Columbus, OH – We Agnostics
Santa Monica, CA -We Agnostics

Workshops
Freethinking on Step 12
~Marya H., Minnesota

How Can an Atheist Pray?
~John M., Toronto, Canada

3pm

Panels
Canadian Panel
Joe C. – Toronto, Canada
Denise K. – Vancouver, Canada
Jo-Anne – Toronto, Canada

Young Timers Panel
Alyssa S. – Toronto, Canada
Aaron M. – Los Feliz, CA
Lisa – Hollywood, CA
Leo – Hollywood, CA
Chris T. – Hollywood, CA

Meetings
NYC, NY – Sober Agnostics
Atlanta, GA – We Agnostics,
Toronto, Canada – Beyond Belief

Workshops
The 12 Steps Revisited
~Russ H. -Lafayette, CA

How to get along with Traditional AA
~Wally K. – Boise, ID

4pm

Panels
WAFT Web Servants Panel
Deirdre S. -World Agnostics meeting List, NYC, NY
Roger C. – AA Agnostica, Toronto, Canada
Joe C. – Rebellion Dog Publishing , Toronto, Canada
Joseph O. – Waftiaac.org , Santa Monica, CA
John S. – Weagnosticsaa.com, Kansas City, MO

Eastern States Regional Panel
Jane J., NYC, NY
Donald, Vermont
John H. Washington, DC
Tina, Philadelphia, PA

Meetings
Olympia, WA – We Agnostics
Salem, MA – Beyond Belief
Atlanta, GA – We Agnostics
San Francisco Groups

Workshops
Mindfulness: Changing Our Neural Pathways for Sobriety(new)
~Bob – Studio City, CA

5pm

Meetings
Portland, OR – Beyond Belief
Salem, MA – Beyond Belief

Workshops
What WAFTs can learn from other recovery groups(new)
~Robert – Solano Beach, CA

6 – 7pm Keynote Speaker: Reverend Ward Ewing ~ Chair Emeritus, AA General Service Board

7 – 9pm
Food and Fellowship
Author’s Corner

7 – 9pm
Entertainment – “Jazz and Drag”

~~End Day at 9pm~~

***Speaker, Panels and Workshop recordings will be sold on site and will be available after the convention at http://www.12steptapes.com/home.html