We make plans, they say, and God laughs, but hopefully Higher Power will be smiling on the Fellowship in 2022 and make a face-to-face World Service Business Conference possible. This year’s theme is “We Can Do Together What We Could Never Do Alone,” and we will certainly be “together wherever” from April 25–30, 2022, with plans to convene our worldwide group conscience gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.
WSBC 2022 will be the start of the newly restructured Conference schedule: Board of Trustees meetings will take place April 25–26, registration will open on Tuesday, April 26, and then Conference will officially begin on Wednesday, April 27, with the Literature Q&A.
The first set of Conference e-documents has already been posted to the Conference web page on oa.org. Included is a message from the chair of the board, the tentative agenda, the trustee application form and instructions, and the sample motion/amendment forms. Also on the WSBC web page, you will find the Final Conference Report for WSBC 2021.
We have an important change to delegate registration: we will offer an online form and online payment for delegate registration. We will make an announcement about this soon, and delegate registration will open in late 2021. Email notifications will be sent to all 2021 WSBC delegates and all registered service bodies.
Are you or someone you know interested in running for a trustee position? Download the trustee application form from the Document Library at oa.org under category “WSBC: Frequently Used Documents.” The following positions are open for 2022 elections:
- Region Two: three-year term
- Region Five: three-year term
- Region Eight: three-year term
- Region Nine: two-year term
- Region Ten: three-year term
- General Service Trustee: Two positions for three-year terms and one position for a one-year term
WSBC 2022 will be held at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel. There is a US$147 per night lodging rate (single through quadruple occupancy) plus US$20.39 tax (tax rate is subject to change). Total per night with tax is US$167.39. The room rate is applicable for the following dates: April 21 to May 5, 2022. This rate includes a two-room suite, breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, internet (lodging room only), and access to dinner shuttles (Tuesday through Friday evenings) and a lunch shuttle (Saturday afternoon). The hotel reservation deadline is April 6, 2022. For online reservations, click the reservation link on the the WSBC web page or call the hotel directly at 1-505-245-7100 and use group code: OEA.
WSBC 2022 Important Dates and Deadlines
November 1, 2021
Delegate Support Fund Applications (Due at WSO)
December 10, 2021
New Business Motions/Bylaw Amendments (Postmarked deadline)
January 10, 2022
Second Conference e-Documents (available on OA website only)
January 25, 2022
Trustee Applications (Due at WSO)
February 14, 2022
Delegate Registration (Due at WSO)