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2019 Annual SIA World Service Conference

August 14-16, 2019      Camp Olmstead, New York

Attention all groups and intergroups. Make plans now to send a representative from your meeting, intergroup, state or country.

Any service minded survivor is welcome

Conference Registration Link    Onsite food and lodging registration LINK

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Be advised, this conference is specifically designed for SIA service.

Attendees should have a foundation in SIA, be grounded in the 12 Steps, and have a strong working knowledge of the 12 Traditions.

All attendees will serve on 1 committee 

Outreach Purpose and Duties:
To devise approaches and methods to reach as many adult victims of childhood sexual abuse as possible (such as means to contact professionals who may come in contact with those victims, ways to contact the media, and a variety of communications methods) being ever mindful of the SIA Traditions regarding anonymity. To share these outreach methods with the membership, so that they may use them at the group level, through the SIA Newsletter and templates on the SIA website (already existing best practices could be studied and utilized). To submit quarterly reports to the Conference Standing Chair. Also, to prepare a report for the WSC and to contact the WSC Chairperson in a timely fashion regarding committee activities.

Finance Purpose and Duties:
To work with the WSO in sending out financial appeals sufficient to insure the financial stability of the WSO. The committee will generate ideas to increase revenue for the operation of the WSO, ever mindful of our SIA Tradition 7 regarding “compromising contributions.” To submit quarterly reports to the Conference Standing Chair. To prepare a report for the WSC and to contact the WSC Chairperson in a timely fashion regarding committee activities.

Literature  Purpose and Duties:
The Literature Committee is responsible for all aspect of creating, editing, reviewing, updating, and generating Conference Approved Literature (CAL). As outlined in the Literature Committee Purview Document, which was approved at the 2012 WSC, this committee and its sub committees are responsible for all functions related to SIA Literature (except for a final review for legal purposes which is done by the SIA Board of Trustees).The sub committees include SIA Pamphlets, SIA “Gold Book”, SIA Daily Meditation Book, and Newsletter . Through a regular article in the SIA Newsletter, Literature Committee activities are reported and members sought. A report will be sent to the WSC Standing Chair for the WSC.

Group Concerns Purpose and Duties:
Through the SIA Newsletter and contact with the WSO and WSC, to determine the most prevalent group concerns which may affect SIA as a whole and which transcend the group level of resolution through group conscience. To discuss those concerns with committee members and develop proposals to bring before the WSC (such as, to survey the membership on the matter of concern). To post best practices from groups (such as “Safety Guidelines”) on the SIA website. To submit quarterly reports to the Conference Standing Chair. To contact the WSC Chairperson in a timely fashion, regarding agenda items and proposals for the WSC. [This Committee will not be given, or share names of individuals or groups in their discussions, but focus only upon issues,]

Conference Structure  Purpose and Duties:
To work with the SIA Board of Trustees to see that all WSC actions are in accordance with SIA Bylaws, SIA Traditions, SIA Board legal considerations, and, pending approval by the membership, the Proposed Concepts of Service. To prepare the Proposed SIA Concepts of Service for a vote of acceptance by the SIA membership. To work with the Conference Planning Committee and the Conference Standing Chairs to see that the various Conference Committees are fully formed and prepared for the yearly WSC.

Conference Planning Purpose and Duties:
(Standing Chairperson)
The WSC Conference Standing Chairperson will receive quarterly reports from the other committees, work with the Planning Chair and Committee to develop the Agenda for the WSC (A suggested agenda is available), and physically Chair the annual World Service Conference .

(Planning Chairperson)
The Conference Planning Chairperson and Committee will plan the physical World Service Conference. This Chair and Committee will plan the physical World Service Conference, secure a location for the Conference, create an announcement and registration form for the WSC, receive registrations and send back confirmations, prepare handouts of Committee reports, proposals, the previous year’s minutes, and any other relevant documents, see that delegates from the SIA groups receive the documents in a timely fashion, coordinate the Conference Agenda with the Conference Standing Chair. If the conference is at a physical location instead of a virtual meeting, the planning committee will have to consider making a schedule, and planning refreshments, etc. Scheduling of SIA meetings and workshops during the conference that do not conflict with the WSC meeting times is encouraged
If possible please bring your laptops, tablets and/or smart phones to help our productivity

All attendees will serve on 1 committee 

If possible please bring your laptops, tablets and/or smart phones to help our productivity

SIAWSO will cover the administrative costs of the conference for 1 person from your area or intergroup.

Room and board plus travel expenses are paid by the intergroup, group, or individual.