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 21 to Sunday 23 January 2022. 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 €19,50 (euro) and may be paid online

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. A Pre-event meeting is scheduled for early-birds, No post convention meetings are scheduled.

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, Anne de L from Boston is the principle speaker on Saturday 22 January 2022, Anne is renowned for her enthusiastic, passionate, informative and motivated shares. Ken R from Alabama with decades in the AA 12 Step program and now 8 years sober after a relapse, shares on Saturday 22 January 2022. (so I stand by the door). Ken is an enthusiastic, eager, extremely informative and motivated member transmitting a strong energy with his message. Read more about the full schedule at Agenda

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!