2016 - National AA Technology Workshop

November 18-20 -(Fri-Sun)

Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel
425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem North Carolina

In the historic Twin City Quarter

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What is NAATW?

NAATW is made up of people from varying backgrounds in service and varying geographic regions. There seems to be a growing realization that Alcoholics Anonymous is somehow moving into a technological age, but we are not sure what form that we might, or ought to take. We are here to communicate our experiences and to "INFORM" ourselves abour our needs and our experiences when using technology in our service work. All forms of service are involved; Intergroup, General Service, or at the Home Group level. NAATW is a forum for learning to frame the right questions, and sharing the groups current answers as well as past and current experience. It gives opportunity for group collaboration and new ideas to spark. It has been said that technology in Alcoholics Anonymous was an oxymoron three year ago and that is no longer the case, we are rapidly moving into the 21st century.

We actively realize the long list of technical actions already known, that we need to take in order to utilize the next available app or device feature. Our choices have become more involved as that list of options has grown... and grown... and grown. We are down to the actions which require change and growth. Our groups, our committees, and our trusted servants are not new to dealing with discussions over content and functionality on websites. Members have smartphones and access to desktop and cloud-based tools, and wish to contribute their time. This growth has some natural challenges in a fellowship centered on Unity and the Informed Group Conscience. NAATW's Workshop is to assist in creating technologically informed members.

The 12 Statements of Technology

  1. We suggest implementing technology where it supports our primary purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers
  2. We are responsible and assess value when using self-support funds for technology initiatives
  3. We are responsible where anonymity is more vulnerable to a wider audience with increased speed or new sensation
  4. An informed group conscience is paramount to technology decision-making
  5. We strive to understand where Individual versus Group values are different
  6. We perform due diligence and rely on demonstrable A.A. experience
  7. We record non-technical requirements before making technology choices
  8. We take care to understand the property value and legal implications of technology used for A.A. purposes before making binding decisions
  9. We are responsible for transparency in discovery, process, & implementation
  10. We use technology to make information available, not to limit it
  11. We communicate and support the intended service level
  12. We consider how best to Pass it On

SHARING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

We share information, methods, procedures, ethics and our enthusiasm at each technology workshop as we continue to gather, grow, and serve.
We demonstrate and share technology related experience, strength, and hope.

2016 National AA Technology Workshop

The NAATW will be held at the Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina - November 18-20 -(Fri-Sun). Please register for email updates at: info@NAATW.org

SERVICE IN TECHNOLOGY

We work together to serve and provide meaningful, useful and up-to-date technology expertise to the fellowship, members and non-member friends (special workers in technology). Our hope is to share the message of Alcoholics Anonymous through technology to help the next alcoholic.

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Be a part of the AA Technology Team! If you and your team are working on an innovative project that you believe would help improve AA technology services, please let us know so we can work together to improve our tech services to make it easier to: Reach the next alcoholic and pass on the message of hope.

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The A.A. Technology Team

We are AA Members with no special authority. We are here to serve regarding technology. We are invited guests who are not affiliated with GSO. We are a small team with "Day Jobs". We are individuals with broad experience across technology fields. Our financial resources are limited.

What We Do :

• Suggest roles to focus on this area of SERVICE • Trust our TRUSTED SERVANTS • Encourage the sharing of solutions that prove useful and any related EXPERIENCE • Offer experience to other AA Service COMMITTEES • Evolve deeper service GUIDELINES and insights into applying our TRADITIONS.

What We Do Not Do :

Create software to SOLVE all AA's problems • Create a central IT group to DECIDE things • Provide a LIST of "conference approved" technologies and vendors • Do the job of EXISTING AA Service committees • Tell AA groups the CORRECT way or what their requirements should be.

Come Join Us in the Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel located in the historic Twin City Quarter


Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel

425 North Cherry Street Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101

2016 NAATW

Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel
425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
27101
Phone:336-725-3500
Toll Free Reservation:1-877-888-9762