Rest, Fun & Play Workaholics Anonymous International Online Conference 2021 

November 5-7, 2021

Online Only

Registration is open!  

Recent Updates and Details

  • The online component of the WA World Service Conference will proceed wholeheartedly on Nov. 5-7, 2021. However, the WAWSO Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to cancel the in-person component in order to protect the financial, legal, physical, and spiritual health of the fellowship based in part on the recommendation of the Conference Committee. Those already registered for the in-person component will be offered the opportunity to convert their registration to the online component and get room and board refunded or get a full refund. Stay tuned for details.
  • FAQ: :Check out the Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to questions on attendance, the conference, the format, and service opportunities.

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About W.A. Conferences

The W.A. World Service Organization holds an international conference each year so that members can share their recovery and conduct any fellowship business. For many members, an annual conference was their first opportunity to actually meet other recovering workaholics and make important connections that promote a lasting commitment to wellness. Newcomers are very welcome and strongly encouraged to attend!

What Happens at a W.A. Conference?

Conferences are a time to connect with other recovering workaholics. We meet to work the Steps, discuss the Tools and Principles, and develop abstinence plans. Though we will be online we will still build in play time and break rooms to give space/time for fellows to connect outside of meetings. There are often also meetings for family and friends of workaholics through the fellowship of Work-Anon.

Conference Testimonials

"I felt like I was bathing in WA sobriety for three days, surrounded as I was by people both committed to recovery and very, very kind. I not only got a lot of good tips, I felt such a sense of connection with the WA recovery movement, being part of something bigger than myself or my own small group. It helped me drop my anchor down deep in recovery waters."

  -  Pat S

"I attended my first WA conference in 2018 in Philadelphia. After being limited to the small group in Albany, it was overwhelming to be among so many dedicated workaholics in recovery. I found the conference very moving and enlightening and I left energized for my recovery and feeling very supported in my struggle. I was so excited, I agreed to coordinate the 2020 conference in Albany! 2019 brought me to Chicago where my recovery deepened and strengthened. I connected with “old friends” from Philadelphia and met new ones as well. Since returning home I have been focusing on my program with more intensity than I had for years. Both were wonderful experiences for me and I hope those who have never been to a conference can join us in 2020."

  -  Alan K

"I attended my first WA World Service Conference fairly early in my WA recovery. It was so transformative that I have attended as many others as I have been able. Here are some of the highlights of the Conference for me:

  • Reconnecting with old friends and making new ones
  • Meditating in a group with fellows in the mornings, which brought richness and depth to my meditation
  • Feeling immersed in all the recovery conversations around me
  • Waking in the middle of the night due to jet lag, and finding someone else awake, to have a wonderfully connecting talk with
  • Hearing so much openness, vulnerability, strength, experience, and humor
  • The excitement of seeing new literature, hearing about next year’s Conference, and seeing the inner workings of how these things come about
  • Staying an extra couple of days to relax and have fun with a few other members, and deepening our friendships with shared experiences
  • Feeling lovingly held, right in the heart of the fellowship
  • Drinking in the beauty of the scenery and beauty around the Cenacle Retreat Center, particularly the early morning sun filtering through the leaves around the Lily Pool."

  -  Morrie H.