2021 Workaholics Anonymous World Conference

Save the date! The 2021 Workaholics Anonymous World Conference will take place November 4-7, 2021. This page will be regularly updated with exciting details and ways to be involved.

Recent Updates and Details

  • Conference Location: We hope it will be possible to have an in person component to the conference this year and reservations have been made at the beautiful Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon USA for these dates. However, with the world as it is, it is unknown at this time if this conference will take place in person, online like 2020, or in a hybrid format. These and many other details will be discerned in the near future.
  • Service Opportunities: Volunteers are vital to a vibrant conference. All are welcome to join the ongoing World Conference Organizing Committee and participate in regular meet ups on Zoom where we discuss important areas like conference theme, location, and service opportunities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be added to the update list for conference service opportunities. Come join!
  • Conference Registration: We hope to have conference registration open in May or June. Keep an eye on this page for updates. 

If you have any questions or want to be added to the update list for conference service opportunities please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 face-to-face. For many members, an annual conference was their first opportunity to actually meet other recovering workaholics in person - 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. In a retreat-like setting, we meet to work the Steps, discuss the Tools and Principles, develop abstinence plans, and enjoy plenty of free time  relaxing, eating, exploring nature, and socializing. Some people find or meet with sponsors. We hold a silent auction fundraiser and game night, and there are optional yoga/meditation times as well as "night owl" candlelight 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 humour
  • 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.