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Update: Online Registration is now closed. Walk-In Registration will be $20, cash or credit, and begins at 4pm on Friday.

69th Annual HMB Convention

November 1-3 2019

Red Lion Hotel
Wolf Road
Albany,NY

Program of Events

 

Convention Highlights:

Friday Registration opens at 4pm | Kick-off Speaker | Live Music | Costume Contest | Family Feud and Trivia

Saturday Meetings | Panels | Workshops | Al-Anon | Banquet | Keynote Speaker | Dance | Family Feud and Trivia Finals

Sunday Ask-it Basket | Spiritual Speaker Meeting | Conference Closes at noon

Hospitality Room all weekend

Deadlines and Pricing:

Pre-Register for $20

*BANQUET IS SOLD OUT*

Saturday Banquet

  • Beef Prime Rib roasted with rosemary, peppercorns, & garlic $44
  • Chicken Mediterranean Chicken – grilled chicken breast,
    marinated tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze $34
  • Vegetarian Cannelloni with spinach, kale, cheese, & tomato sauce $34
  • All options include salad, sides, bread, beverages, & dessert
Hotel Information

*ROOM BLOCK IS NOW CLOSED*
Rooms may still be available at the hotel if you would like to book one last minute. Please let the hotel know you are with the HMB Convention when you arrive to check-in even if you booked outside the block.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Red Lion Hotel at the reduced rate of $99/night for convention attendees. Please reserve your room ASAP to ensure you get the group rate.

To Make a Hotel Reservation:
www.tinyurl.com/HMB2019Hotel
or 1-800-Red-Lion (733-5466)
Use the code “HMBA2019” for
discounted rate of $99/night

*This is an external link off the HMB Website

Questions? Special Requests? Need ASL or Traducción Española? Contact us!

registration@aahmbny.org

Volunteers are needed

Please use our online form below to sign up for service at the convention.

Volunteer Sign Up

We currently have spots as Greeters, Registration table and Literature table.

Registration volunteers will need to use a computer.
Greeters may need to be standing for their shift.
Literature table will be a seated position.

Why We Pay and a Note on Scholarships

Most associations like to hold conferences or conventions. In AA, however, a conference or convention is an important opportunity to share the AA experience in a broad way.

There are many AA conferences held around the world. One of the most common misconceptions about these gatherings is that they are AA meetings, and since there are no dues or fees for AA membership, there should be no fees to attend.

Conferences are special events, not regular meetings. They require months of planning, preparation, and money to present. Since most events are held in hotels or convention centers, there is a charge for use of the facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for the speakers, printing of flyers and schedules, postage, and supplies. A large event requires a substantial amount of money.

The 2019 HMB Convention is self-supporting. No group monies are used to pay for this event, nor do we accept outside contributions or donations of any kind. No baskets are passed. The cost of the event is paid through the registration fees. The ideal goal for any such event is to break even, therefore the registration fee is modest compared to a weekend’s worth of entertainment elsewhere. Attendance is voluntary and as responsible AA members, we pay our own way.

Thanks to the generosity of our fellow alcoholics, the 2019 HMB Convention has a scholarship fund for those unable to pay the registration fee.  We want everyone, regardless of their financial situation, to be able to join us in fellowship.  If you are in need of financial assistance, simply ask for a scholarship when you arrive at the convention, or speak to a committee member ahead of time.