Welcome to the 67th Florida State Convention:  be amazed

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I extend a warm welcome to all attendees of the 67th Florida State Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. This year’s convention promises to be a truly remarkable event, filled with inspiration, fellowship, and opportunities for personal growth. From August 1-4, 2024, we will gather at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida, to celebrate the theme of “Be Amazed” and embrace the transformative power of recovery. I am thrilled to serve as the Chair of this convention and look forward to sharing this incredible experience with each and every one of you.

The Florida State Convention is a momentous occasion for individuals in recovery, their families, and supporters. It is a time to reflect on our collective journey, celebrate our successes, and inspire one another to continue on the path of sobriety. The convention provides a nurturing environment where attendees can share their experience, strength, and hope, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment.

Our convention boasts a diverse and engaging program designed to cater to the varied needs and interests of our attendees. From Speaker Meetings with ASL interpretation to workshops, Al-Anon/Alateen Meetings, Young People Meetings, and LGBTQ Meetings, there is a wealth of opportunities for personal reflection, growth, and connection. Additionally, our Archives Exhibit offers a glimpse into the rich history of Alcoholics Anonymous, reminding us of the strength and resilience of those who came before us.

As you immerse yourself in the convention, we are proud to offer Jacksonville’s world-renowned hospitality room to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our local groups pride themselves on making sure that anyone who cannot afford to eat at hotel prices will not go hungry.  Many folk have been known to eat three meals a day in our hospitality room.  The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, our chosen venue, provides an ideal setting with luxurious amenities and a stunning view of the St. John’s River from the rooftop pool. Throughout the convention, we have planned a range of entertainment events to provide moments of relaxation, laughter, and joy.

For those seeking a little friendly competition and physical activity, we have organized various sports events to promote healthy competition and fellowship. Whether you’re an avid runner, love to kayak, hunt for sharks teeth or simply enjoy a game of golf, these events offer an opportunity to engage in healthy activities while forging new friendships. Additionally, we have curated a selection of convention merchandise that allows you to commemorate this special occasion and carry a piece of it with you beyond the convention.

To participate in this incredible event, simply register for the convention at the affordable rate of $45, which grants you access to all the enriching sessions and events. Room rates at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront start at just $131, ensuring your stay is both convenient and comfortable. Be sure to secure your spot and accommodation early to avoid missing out on this transformative experience.

The 67th Florida State Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous invites you to come and “Be Amazed” as we gather to celebrate the gift of recovery. Registration is open, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of something truly amazing.

In the words of Alcoholics Anonymous, “You will Be Amazed before you are half way through.” Let us come together, support one another, and Be Amazed by the miracles of recovery.

Yours in Service,

Kevin Burkett
Convention Chair
2024 Florida State Convention