Connecting with Love, Unity and Service.

Register now for the Area 53 Mini-Conference

March 8th-10th, 2024 | Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center

About the

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 this 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.

2023 Mini-Conference Program


Example Mini-Conference Committees - Final Committees To Be Determined

Cooperation With Professional


Reports and Charter - Grapevine


Literature Committee 1


Literature Committee 2


Public Information


Treatment - Accessibilities

Meals & Hospitality

Conference Meals


Conference meal ordering will be available until February 16, 2023. 


*Meals cannot be ordered after you arrive at the Mini-Conference.



Banquet  ($45)-- Fall Harvest  

Hospitality Rooms


The Hospitality Rooms opens at
4:00 PM on Friday.


They will remain open the entire weekend.


What’s being served in Hospitality Room


Friday Dinner:  Pot Luck! Bring your favorite dish

Saturday Lunch: TBD

Saturday Dinner: TBD


Salt Fork Conference Center

14755 Cadiz Road

Lore City, OH 43755


Room Reservations:

call 740-435-9000


Mention "Block code AR24" for conference room rates (until Feb. 9th, 2023)

Standard Room (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $100 plus tax

Friday and Saturday : $130 plus tax


Cabins (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $140-$150 plus tax

Friday and Saturday: $180-$190 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


Satellite TV

Telephone with voicemail and dataport

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Still have questions?

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