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UPDATE: World Service Convention 2021

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Walking in the Sunlight: One Day at a Time

Our 2021 World Service Convention: “Walking in the Sunlight: One Day at a Time” will be held as planned August 26–28, 2021, in Orlando, Florida USA. Like so many OA events, Convention planning has been subject to local public health restrictions, and in Orlando, restrictions have been sufficiently relaxed such that public gatherings, currently tempered by a mask-wearing mandate and social-distancing recommendations, are possible. Web links to the most current public health and safety measures in effect for the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, our hotel and venue; the City of Orlando and its area attractions; and the State of Florida, including guidelines for out-of-state travelers, are available on the World Service Convention web page to help you make an informed decision about traveling to Orlando and participating at Convention.

Together, we can make tentative plans to attend and then turn the outcome over to our Higher Power as these next five months progress. Hotel reservation and Convention registration information and announcements are forthcoming, and the best way to get this information early is to sign up for our Convention email list. Send your full name, email address, and country to, and you will be added to the list. Your personal information will be kept confidential to the World Service Office. Let’s set an intention for a face-to-face Convention! See you in Orlando! 


2021 Convention
Theme: Walking in the Sunlight: One Day at a Time
Dates: August 26-28, 2021


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821 USA
Phone: 407-351-5555

Note from the Board of Trustees Chair (8/3/21)
I am sad to report that the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the 2021 World Service Convention. If you have been following the status of COVID in Florida, and especially in Orlando, you know that the virus is surging there. They are at the highest possible level for community transmission, and according to the Orlando mayor, there are clear indications that it will get worse in the coming days and weeks.

We recognize that a lot of amazing work has gone into planning this Convention. It was certain to be a truly fabulous recovery boost for all and we deeply appreciate all the volunteers have accomplished. Additionally, we accept that OA will be taking a financial hit. But the health and well-being of our staff and members is our paramount concern. It would be reckless for us to ignore the extreme danger presented had we decided otherwise.

We will certainly miss gathering with you and OA members from near and far, but this will just make Convention 2025 even more joyous. (I’m assuming that it will be easier for our international members to join us in person by then!) I, for one, am so ready for hugs!

Stay well, please. Take good care.

With you in recovery and service,
Judy H.
Chair, Board of Trustees

All registered attendees will receive a full refund through the same payment process as submitted. Please allow two weeks for the WSO to process refunds.

Hotel Lodging
For those who have booked rooms at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, the hotel will cancel all reservations and each guest will receive an email confirmation. Please contact the hotel with any concerns.

Convention Audio Recordings
Interested in audio recordings from the 2016 World Service Convention? Download the order form to purchase CDs or MP3s or call Alliance Audio Visual at 505-341-3900.