About - Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no due or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

About - Our Convention

This is the 45th Annual San Fernando Valley AA Convention; our event is held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. All events take place at this location, except for Friday Golf Tournament at the Balboa Golf Course. The convention opens on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00pm; it closes on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 1:00pm.

Why Do We Have To Pay?

Most associations like to hold conferences or conventions. However, in AA, a conference or convention is an important opportunity to share the AA experience in a broad way. There are many AA conferences held around the world. One of the most common misconceptions of these gatherings is that they are AA meetings, and since "There are no dues or fees for AA membership..." there should be no fees to attend.

Conventions and conferences are special events, not regular meetings. They require months of planning, preparations, and money to present. Since most events are held in hotels/convention centers, there is a charge for the use of these facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for conference speakers, printing of flyers and schedules, postage and supplies. A large event requires a substantial amount of money. This conference/convention is self-supporting. No group monies are used to pay for this event. The cost of the event is paid through registration fees. No baskets are passed. The ideal goal for any committee of such an event is to break even; therefore, the registration fee is nominal compared to a weekend's worth of spiritual events anywhere else. Attendance is voluntary and as responsible AA members, we "pay our own way."

Ticket and Refund Policy

  • No refunds or cancellations.
  • Confirmations & tickets will not be mailed to you; you pick them up at the event. All badges and tickets will be held in the name of the Main Registrant.
  • All ticket orders are handled on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
  • Up to 12 people are seated per table. To sit with a group, (1) have one person purchase tickets for the group, or (2) send in completed registration forms together marked “Group Seating Please”.  For group purchases of more than two tables, the convention cannot guarantee adjacent table seating.
  • Tickets for the Luncheon, Banquet and Breakfast WILL NOT be available for purchase at the event.

Vegetarian Meals

  • Vegetarian meals are available for the Luncheon, Banquet and Breakfast and must be pre-ordered. Simply enter the number of vegetarian meals on the registration form as you enter the quantity of tickets.
  • At the hotel’s request, no onsite requests for vegetarian meals will be honored.
  • The SFV Convention makes every attempt to accommodate special dietary requests; however, all meal preparation is controlled by the hotel. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the availability of each and every request.