2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference Audio
Every two years since 2015, AZ Secular AA has put on a Secualar AA Conference in the off years of the International Secular AA Conference. Below you will find the conference audio from the 2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference. The conference featured keynote speaker Joe C, author of the book, Agnostic Musings for a 12-Step Life discusses his life and book. The conference also brought in participants not only from Arizona, but from across the country. It was held at the Tempe Public Library (3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe AZ 85282) on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.
Introductions at the 2nd biennial 2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference that took place in Tempe Arizona on December 9th 2017.
02 How to Work a secular 12 Steps
The First of four panels at the 2nd biennial 2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference about working the 12 steps as a secular member of AA.
03 Gaining Acceptance Within AA
The second panel discussion at the 2nd biennial Arizona Secular Conference that took place in Tempe, Arizona on December 9th 2017.
04 Secular Sponsorship in AA
the third panel discussion at the 2nd biennial secular AA Conference that took place at the Tempe Public Library in Tempe Arizona on December 9th 2017.
05 Role of Connection in Recovery
Panel Discussion regarding the role of connection in recovery that took place at the 2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference.
06 Keynote Address
The keynote address at the 2017 Arizona Secular AA Conference. Joe C of Toronto, Author of Agnostic Musings for a 12-Step Life discusses his life and book.
The second biennial Arizona Secular AA Conference
Preparations began in August when a committee of volunteers drawn from several secular AA groups in and around Phoenix began a series of planning sessions.
Among the committee members, sobriety ranged from days to decades—enthusiasm was not lacking when it came to hosting this get-together. Several of the committee members were veterans of the 2015 conference and their experience was advantageous. New members were excited to be a helpful part of the planning or the program panels.
None of the veterans had gotten drunk in the intervening two years since the first conference, but one beloved instigator was lost with the passing of Ann M., a co-founder in 2014 of Phoenix's very first secular AA meeting.
Ann's mantra was simple and inspiring— "Well, they told me I would either get God or get drunk, and after more than forty years I'm still waiting to find out which will happen."