Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to the East Central Regional Forum to be held the weekend of November 17-19, 2017 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre, in Springfield, Illinois located at 700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1601. Telephone Number: 217.789.1530.  Representatives of the General Service Board and members of the General Service Office and Grapevine staff will be present at the Forum to share experience, respond to questions and hear suggestions.  It will be a weekend of lively participation for all concerned.

Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017. The Orientation for First-time Attendees is at 6:30 p.m. and the opening session starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The Forum closes promptly at noon on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  There is no registration fee for the Forum.  There will be simultaneous translation available from English to Spanish. We want all A.A. members to be able to participate regardless of language.

Forum Registration: You may register for the Regional Forum by filing out the Forum Registration Form and mailing it to G.S.O. or you can register online at: All persons registering online must include their full name and postal address.  Online Forum registrations must be received at G.S.O. before November 13, 2017 in order to be processed.  If you miss the deadline, we welcome on-site registration.  It is not necessary to call G.S.O. to pre-register but your advance registration greatly helps our planning.

Hotel Reservations at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre can be reserved by one of the following methods:

  • By phone: 217.789.1530 no later than October 26, 2017Please use Group Booking Code: 11167027EC to get the special room rate.

In order to get the special room rate, be sure to register for your hotel accommodation no later than October 26, 2017.

If you have any questions about this Regional Forum, feel free to Email:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Springfield. 

Sincerely yours,


Steve S.
Steve S.,
Regional Forums Coordinator
Terry Bedient
Terry Bedient
General Service Board Chairperson
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