FAQ

The Biarritz International Virtual AA Convention is organized by the BAB Anglophone AA Group in Biarritz southwest France. It takes place online from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June 2021. Biarritz is known as the ‘Queen of Resorts and the Resort of Kings’ (thanks to visiting European Royalty in bygone days, and as the European and French Capital of Surfing. The Biarritz region is also known as France’s California. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Convention.

REGISTRATION

1, What about on-site registration?
A. Online registration will be set up on the event website and will be open from now until the event takes place.

2, How much will registration cost?
A.
The online registration fee is €12,50 (euro) when paid online before 25 June 2021.

4, Must everyone register? I thought I didn’t have to pay to go to an A.A. event.
A.
Registration is voluntary and we hope you will register to contribute to the overall cost of organizing the event. Attendance at this special celebration is voluntary and, as responsible A.A. members, “we pay our own way.” The Biarritz International Virtual AA convention is paid for by those A.A. members who participate in it.

5, Can registrations be refunded?
A. No. There is a no-refund policy for registrations, however you may transfer a paid registration to someone else providing the organizers are so advised in advance by email.

6, Is the Seventh Tradition practiced?
A. Yes. the Seventh tradition is practiced at all Speaker Meetings, receipts go to AA GSO and may be paid via PayPal to babanglophonegroup@gamail.com and marked BAB Virtual Convention. After we cover expenses, all receipts go to AA GSO. Expenses are funded from registration fees and 7th Tradition contributions.

7, Can travel agents register groups or individuals?
A. No. Payments from travel agencies to register groups or individuals will not be accepted.

CONVENTION SCHEDULE

1, What is the general schedule for the Convention?
A. The convention begins on Friday afternoon/evening and ends Sunday. Pre-event and post-event meetings are scheduled for early-birds and those who wish to stay-over late.

2, Who are the Speakers?
A. All convention Speakers are long-time members of the program, with many years of recovery.

3, Are there special “Invited Speakers”
Yes Bob D. from las Vegas will share of Friday 25 June 2021, and Karen C. Ph.D., lecturer and facilitator of 12 Step workshops/presentations, AA member since 1976 will share on Sunday 27 June 2021. Karen is author of the successful recovery books “Each day a new Beginning”, “The promise of a New Day”, “In God’s Care”, among over 25 other books. She focuses on the development of spiritual growth and strengthening one’s twelve step recovery. More info here and at www.womens-spirituality.com.

WEATHER

1, Is it hot in Biarritz?
A. Winter is mild with great waves for surfing, all year round. It can be hot outdoors in the direct sun. Biarritz weather forecasts are available here We look forward to virtually welcoming you to Biarritz and to celebrating the Second Biarritz International Virtual AA Convention – ‘Experience, Strength and Hope’ together!