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FRIDAY, November 18, 2016

140A – Sustainable Website Solutions Using WordPress Presenter: John C. of The Men’s Shed Group, Fox Lake, IL
Learn of a solution for building simple sustainable area, district or group websites with WordPress. Not requiring expert programming or coding knowledge, such websites can be maintained across rotations. There will also be suggestions for building a prototype basic site package that could be transferred to any of those units or easy start-up.

140B – Building the NAATW Event App
Presenter: Sam M. of The Way-Out Group, Greensboro, NC
Experience a walkthrough of using the tool used to create the NAATW 2016 Event App. Topics include preparation, tour of back-end and front-end, sample widget creation/editing, push notifications. Leave with general app-building information and familiarity with one tool to use or compare to other tools for events in their locales.

140C – The 5th Dimension Group, One Example of Online AA Presenter: Alex H. of 5th Dimension Group, Online
Learn about the brief history and story behind the 5th Dimension Group. We will discuss the logistics, success, failures and have a demonstration of how the meeting operates in a practical way. In short, a working model of how 5D works and how online AA can help people.

150B – Uses of GSO’s FNV Database Presenter: Ross D. of New Haven Group, Tulsa, OK
GSO’s Fellowship New Vision data is made available for download by the Areas. This session will briefly describe some examples of how that extensive data on groups and trusted servants has been used by two Areas, then will go to discussion of other Areas’ uses of the data, and brainstorming ideas for possible uses.

SATURDAY, November 19, 2016

220A – Drag ‘n Drop Web Design PanelPresenters: Lew G. of Saturday Night Jive Group, Boulder, CO; Fred M. of 5th Dimension Group [online]; Daniel C., Buck R. of Yays and Nays Group, Washington, DC

Panelists will share some experience with creating and maintaining internet presence, answer audience questions (allow maximum time for questions), start discussions around this, and support people finding answers to ongoing questions.

220B – Managing Challenges Related to Data Storage
Presenter: Laura M. of Women’s New Beginning Group, Elgin, IL
Presentation about options for storing information and the challenges they present. About AAWS’s archiving solution and points to make about it that may be helpful in deciding how to store information and make it accessible. Security concerns and anonymity for public content.

240A – Creating & Running a Successful Online Discussion Forum in AA – Presenter: Lew G. of Saturday Night Jive Group, Boulder, CO
Presenter will explain the utility of an online forum – in general and as pertains to AA specifically, discuss options about how to set up and build a successful forum, offer suggestions as to “next steps” toward setting up an AA discussion forum.

240B – Become A Technology Guru in Sixty Minutes

Presenter: Gerald B. of Living Sober Group, New York, NY
An understanding of how computers operate on a hardware and software level. The ability to made changes to a Windows system using the functions in Control Panel and Registry settings. The ability to change browser settings. An intermediate understanding of how Ethernet and Wi Fi work and how to work with those settings. The ability to find answers on how to fix issues from Blue
Screens to Hard Drive failures. How to decide what hardware to purchase to meet your needs.

250A – Use Drupal 8 to Build Your City, District, or Area Website Presenter: Doug G. of Small Mall Group, Winchester, VA

250B – Digital Strategy and Tools for AA Websites –

Presenters: Melissa E. of Outback Group, Durham, NC; Lois L. of Nick of Time Group, St. Louis, MO)

Attendees will learn the following regarding AA websites: How do establish a primary purpose for your site and why that is important. How to define goals for site visitors and tools that can help deliver on those goals – we call this part into
action. How to measure if your site is working for you – or in AA language – how to take continuous inventory of your AA site or application. In addition attendees will receive a handout with resources for further learning.


SUNDAY, November 20, 2016

310 – NAATW Annual Members meeting minutes