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Convention Information

About this Year's Theme

The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did - then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen - Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair. Unhappy drinkers who read this page will understand! - Page 151, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Location - Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building

Elks Lodge 613 in Goleta, CaliforniaThe Santa Barbara Alcoholics Anonymous Convention will be held at the Veteran' Memorial Building in Santa Barbara, California.

The "Vet's Building" is located at 112 W Cabrillo Blvd, right on the beach! Registration, speaker meetings, and most other events will be at the "Vet's Building".

Lodging and Restaurants

The weekend of the convention is expected to be a busy one in Santa Barbara, so book your accommodations early!

There are several hotels and motels within walking distance of the convention, and many more just a short drive away. Of course you won't want to miss the Convention Barbecue and Family Style dinner, but for breakfast and other meals there are restaurants close by as well.

Several nearby hotels and motels are described below. For more information about Santa Barbara, click here. You may be able to get good rates through a travel agent or online travel service such as Expedia, Orbitz, or Travelocity.

Nearby AccommodationsBest Western Plus South Coast Inn