Date

September 8-9, 2017

Location

4000 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Remaining

Fellowship

Speakers

Experienced Circuit Speakers

2017 Way of Life Conference Re-Plan Letter from Vince F.

Way of Life Conference Re-Plan

To All Concerned:

Unfortunately, Hurricane IRMA’s visit to Palm Beach County resulted in postponement of the 2017 Way of Life Conference.  Since the cancellation the Steering committee has been very hard at work with three crucial efforts:

  1. Refund all people who have Pre-Registered
  2. Determine Available dates for our entire line up of National and Keynote Speakers from 2017
  3. Find a Location of the next WOL Conference from March 1 through June 30, 2018

Refunds: I am happy to tell you that our refund process started immediately after the hurricane passed.  A refund questionnaire email went out over a month ago asking if registrants would like to:

  1. Roll over their fees to the next conference
  2. Make a donation to offset the costs of cancellation and re-scheduling the conference
  3. Take a full refund

Our WOL 2017 treasurer has begun issuing refunds, through Pay Pal, to credit card accounts.  It has taken about 10 days after you have returned the questionnaire to receive a refund.  We have not heard back from all registrants, so another email was sent out last week.

Availability: The committee is making every effort to re-book the entire lineup of great National Speakers who have planned travel from out of state.  We are hoping airline tickets that were purchased for the September 8 & 9 conference can be changed to the new TBD date.  We have received their availability dates, and are working diligently to secure a Venue Spring 2018 (Thank you Speakers!!)

Location:  The Committee has miraculously narrowed in on 4 venues, 2 in WPB and 2 in NPB that can host the conference on the dates that All of our National and Keynote speakers are available. We are planning to make a decision next week after we have received the cost estimates. (thank you Mary & Barbie)

The preparation for the cancelled September 8 & 9 event has depleted funds necessary to re-plan the new conference.  We have asked all pre-registrants to consider making a voluntary donation to offset costs of a new marketing campaign and to pay for expenses incurred in the postponement of the event. Thank you to those who have made a donation.

We will know soon if there is enough funding to go forward with a 2018 conference (and a Date), or postpone it until Spring 2019, when there are enough funds to move forward.

Again, thank you 2017 Steering Committee for your sustained support during this prolonged & stressful period in our WOL history. We are sure that the next conference will be the best ever!!

Sincerely,

Vince
Vincent J. Forst
2017 WOL Conference Chair

2017 CONFERENCE 12TH ANNUAL WAY OF LIFE CONFERENCE

Come join in the fun and fellowship!

Hope for newcomers. Inspiration for long-timers.

Friday & Saturday / September 8th & 9th at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott

• Dynamic new sessions and workshops
8 Inspiring National Circuit Speakers,
AA/ACA/Al-Anon/ Recovery Topics
• Friday night fun, ice cream, and recovery comic
• Saturday Night Banquet & Speaker

**NOTE:  BY POPULAR DEMAND Discount extended through LABOR DAY

Discount for Early Online Registration!

**NOTE:  Banquet only tickets will not be available.

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EDUCATION / ENLIGHTENMENT / ENTERTAINMENT What is Way Of Life All About?

EDUCATION

The experience, strength, and hope of those with decades of recovery is shared with those just coming into the programs to the benefit of all. Participate in enlightening sessions and seminars, and hear captivating national circuit speakers.

ENLIGHTENMENT

 Whether you join the early risers at the pool or stay up and catch up with fellow travelers … there are plenty of opportunities for reflection.

ENTERTAINMENT/DINING/ACCOMMODATIONS

  • There will be a pay-per-person special WOL menu dinner in the hotel lounge area on Friday evening, and a pay-per-person WOL poolside Bar-B-Que luncheon on Saturday.
  • Join in the fun on Friday evening for the always popular Ice Cream Social following the circuit speaker. AND we’re very excited to have a local Recovery Comedian performing Friday night as well, so make sure you stay for the laughs!
  • Come stay and enjoy the conference and hotel pool and amenities! The WOL special room rate is just $93 per night this year. Be sure to mention Way of Life Conference to get the special rate.

METHOD OF RESERVATIONS

Reservations for the HOTEL will be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (561) 622-8888 or via reservation link hotel will provide with signed agreement.

Complete details at the registration table as you enter!

DONATION We need your support

For the last 12 years, this gathering has attracted many people involved with the programs of AA, Al-Anon, and ACA. The conference serves as a venue for good fun and great fellowship. It is 2 days of enlightening sessions and seminars, deep spiritual growth, captivating national circuit speakers, and some remarkably fun and entertaining social events! It is open to all who value honesty, open mindedness, and willingness.

Come join in the celebration of recovery during The Way of Life Conference 2017! Please Donate if you can…Nothing gives like giving freely….

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Abbreviations:
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous, AL – Al-Anon, ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics, ER – Early Recovery, ALL – All Fellowships/All Welcome
Juno – Juno Beach Room, Jupiter – Jupiter Beach Room, Palm Beach – Palm Beach Room, Boca – Boca Board Room, Pool – Poolside (Lobby – Lobby, Salons A, B, C, D & E)

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Event Speakers / AA/Al-Anon/ACA

Leo H

AA Keynote Speaker

Leo H. – Leo has 44 years of sobriety, with a

Jack C. and Leslie C.

Al-Anon Keynote Speaker

Jack C. and Leslie C. – (written and submitted by Jack) “Leslie

Gigi G

ACA Keynote Speaker

Gigi G. – Gigi is a grateful member of ACA since February,

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Event Price list / perfect price for event

Discount for Early Online Registration!

Event Price list changes

**NOTE: BY POPULAR DEMAND Discount extended through LABOR DAY!! THE PRICES SHOWN BELOW ARE DISCOUNTED FOR EARLY ONLINE REGISTRATION AND WILL INCREASE AFTER LABOR DAY Banquet only tickets will not be available.

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Saturday Conference & Banquet

$115

Saturday Conference, Keynote Speakers, & Banquet

$115.00Register

Friday Only Conference

$45

Friday conference, Ice Cream Social, & Entertainment

$45.00Register

Saturday Only Conference

$60

Saturday Conference & Keynote Speakers

$60.00Register

Saturday Barbeque

$12

Includes Saturday Barbeque – DELICIOUS!

$12.00Register

Event Location

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 Rca Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
(561) 622-8888

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