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Register now for the Area 53 Mini-Conference

March 11-13, 2022 | Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center

Registration for the 2023 Area 53 Mini-Conference is not available until December 2022 or January 2023. Please check back.

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 up 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.

3:00 pm

Registration & Check-In


Welcome to the Mini-Conference!


Hospitality Room Open


In planning

4:00 pm

Area 53 Standing Committees

Meet & Greet your Area 53 standing committees. Find out what they do & how you can help out.


In Main Ballroom

5:30 pm



Pre-paid dinner served in 4th level balcony

7:00 pm

Mini-Conference Opens


In Main Ball Room


8:00 pm

Meet and Greet

Introduction of Committee Chairs

In Main Ball Room

8:15 pm

Friday Night Speaker

Joel K.

Woodsfield, OH

Saturday, March 12 - in planning

Sunday, March 13 - In planning

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 25, 2022. 


2022 Mini-Conference Meals Menu


*Meals cannot be ordered after you arrive at the mini-conference.


Dinner at 5:30pm ($30)



Lunch at 12:30pm ($16)

Banquet at 6:00pm ($32)



Lunch at noon ($16)

Hospitality Rooms


The Hospitality Rooms opens at
TBD on Friday.


They will remain open the entire weekend.


What’s being served in Hospitality Room


to be determined


Salt Fork Conference Center

14755 Cadiz Road

Lore City, OH 43755


Room Reservations:

call 740-435-9000


Mention "Area 53 Mini-Conference" for conference room rates (until Feb. 18, 2022)

Standard Room (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $89 plus tax

Friday and Saturday : $109 plus tax


Cabins (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $129-$159 plus tax

Friday and Saturday: $175-$209 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

Registration for the 2023 Area 53 Mini-Conference is not available until December 2022 or January 2023. Please check back.

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

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