Each year approximately 28 volunteers are organized by the Conference Chair to work on the details of the FOTS Conference. They meet monthly and in between they work diligently coordinating the different aspects of a 500 – 700 person conference. Duties include building relationships with the venue, ensuring we are meeting our contract deadlines, organizing the banquet, workshops and other events like the campfire meeting, dance, jam session, etc. The Conference Chair selects AA speakers for the conference while the Al-Anon Conference Chair selects the Al-Anon speaker and builds an Al-Anon committee to participate on the Conference Committee.
It is the responsibility of the Conference Committee to ensure that all aspects of the conference are in line with our spiritual aim, adhere to the FOTS Guidelines and uphold the FOTS Mission Statement. The Conference Committee has some autonomy in building the program for the conference such as deciding whether or not to include Traditions as part of the conference; selling or providing coffee at the conference; having a picnic or not, among other details.
We encourage all who would like to participate to join a committee. If you would like to give back to the conference that may have impacted you, serving on a committee is a great way to do that. There are many positions to fulfill and we hope that you feel inspired to put your contact information on the volunteer list at the conference for the following years’ committee.