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.
Registration & Check-In
Welcome to the Mini-Conference!
Hospitality Room Open
Area 53 Standing Committees
Meet & Greet your Area 53 standing committees. Find out what they do & how you can help out.
In Main Ballroom
Pre-paid dinner served in 4th level balcony
In Main Ball Room
Meet and Greet
Introduction of Committee Chairs
In Main Ball Room
Friday Night Speaker
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
Treatment - Accessibilities
Meals & Hospitality
Dinner at 5:30pm ($30)
Lunch at 12:30pm ($16)
Banquet at 6:00pm ($32)
Lunch at noon ($16)
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
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
King-size, Queen-size or double beds
Balcony or patio
Iron and ironing board
Telephone with voicemail and dataport
Frequently Asked Questions
Prefer to mail in your registration?
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?
Send us a message if you need further details.