Festival of Daring Ideas
Our founders were men and women who were willing to try and fail and learn through the process. We believe we have a responsibility to continue the process of trial and error, change and growth, so that AA continues to be relevant to new generations of people who need the solution we have found.
In that spirit we are trying something new. The Festival of Daring Ideas will feature some of the inspiring things people are doing in AA and will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the hard working and remarkable members who are out there making a difference at every level. You will get to meet face to face with members of the General Service Board, Eastern Regional Delegates, International Delegates, and National Office staff. It will also be a celebration of the local heroes who make a difference in every day ways. They run local steps groups, put on dances and events, put out their hands and welcome new members at the door, pay the rent and keep the doors open, creating the welcoming and attractive fellowship that is AA.
The overarching theme of the festival is unity.
Most of all we hope that the festival will be a celebration of what we in AA are doing well and will inspire a new generation of AA members to pick up the torch and find their own ways of carrying our common solution to those who need it.
AA is yours. We hope you will take ownership, make your own mistakes, learn from them and create a fellowship that you want to be part of. As one of our elder statesmen, Rusted on Reg says: “It is better to ask forgiveness than seek permission”.
The festival program will include:
· Social media workshop
· Innovative local initiatives making a difference
· What is happening in AA in Australia and internationally
· The great debate, and much more
The Festival of Daring Ideas is happening at North Sydney Leagues Club on Saturday 6 September from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The internationally renowned Cabaret AA will be on in the same venue following the Festival.
It should be lots of fun. Hope you can be there.