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Register now for the Area 53 Mini-Conference

March 8-10, 2019 | Deer Creek 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 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.

2019 Mini-Conference Program

Friday, March 8

3:00 pm

Registration & Check-In

2nd Level

Welcome to the Mini-Conference!

3:00 pm

Hospitality Room Open

Rooms 112 & 212

Locate the Hospitality Room and join others for fellowship and snacks.

4:00 pm


Ballroom | Group Services Committee

GSR School
Learn what a General Service Representative is and the role of the GSR in your Group and A.A.

5:30 pm


Second Level

Pre-paid conference dinner

7:00 pm

Mini-Conference Opens


Class A Trustee Report: Peter Luongo, Pennsylvania

GSO Report: Diana L., New York

8:00 pm

Meet and Greet

Introduction of Committee Chairs

Take a few minutes to meet your Committee Members.

8:15 pm

Friday Night Speaker

Brandi V., Columbus, OH

Saturday, March 9

6:30 am

Hospitality Room Opens

Rooms 112 & 212

Open for Coffee & Breakfast

7:00 am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Pin Oak Room

Hosted by District 26

(Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Westerville and Whitehall)

7:00 am

Registration & Check-In

2nd Level

8:30 am

Committee Meetings

All committees meet in the separated rooms in the ballroom. See the back of the trifold for your committee.



Second Level

Pre-paid conference lunch served.


Hospitality Room open during lunch

1:30 pm

Committee Reports


Committee reports and conference voting.

6:00 pm

Conference Banquet

Second Level

Pre-paid conference banquet served.

6:00 pm

Hospitality Room open during dinner

7:00 pm

Open A.A. Meeting


Area Delegate Highlights

AA Speaker: Diana L., NYC, NY

Sunday, March 10

6:30 am

Hospitality Room Open

Rooms 112 & 212

Open for Coffee & Breakfast

7:00 am

Early Bird AA Meeting

Pin Oak Room

Hosted by District 26

(Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Westerville and Whitehall)

8:30 am

Mini-Conference Highlights




Second Level

Pre-paid conference lunch served.

12:30 pm

Area 53 Assembly Registration

1:00 pm

Area 53 Assembly

Mini-Conference Committees

Cooperation With Professional

White Oak


Reports and Charter - Grapevine

Red Oak


Literature Committee 1

Black Oak


Literature Committee 2

Burr Oak


Public Information



Treatment - Accessibilities


Meals & Hospitality

Conference Meals


Conference meal ordering will be available until March 4, 2019.


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


Dinner at 5:30pm ($25)



Lunch at 12:30pm ($16)

Banquet at 6:00pm ($32)



Lunch at noon ($16)

Hospitality Rooms


The Hospitality Rooms opens at
3:00 pm on Friday.


They will remain open the entire weekend.


What’s being served in Hospitality Room


to be determined


Deer Creek Conference Center

22300 State Park Road 20

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143


Room Reservations:

call 740-869-2020


Mention "Area 53 Mini-Conference" for conference room rates (until Feb. 8, 2019)

Standard Room (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $79 plus tax

Friday and Saturday : $105 plus tax


Cabins (per night)

Thursday or Sunday: $115 plus tax

Friday and Saturday: $189 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

Register now online for the
Area 53 Mini-Conference

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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