The WRLS Speaker Committee is currently accepting nominations for AA LGBTQ Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Living Sober Conference. Deadline for Speaker Nominations & Recording Submissions is April 30, 2018 Monday.

WRLS 2018 Keynote Speaker Selection Guidelines
Deadline of Submission: April 30, 2018



The following guidelines shall govern the selection of speakers for all the keynote AA speakers at each of the “main” meetings.

  • Speaker candidates must have at least five years of continuous sobriety by the conference date.
  • Speakers must be members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender recovery community.
  • There will be an equal number of self-identified male and female speakers.
  • Consistent with the Western Roundup Living Sober commitment to diversity; as well as the spirit of AA’s Third Tradition (invoking inclusion); the Speakers will include individuals who identify as person(s) of color and/or members of traditionally underrepresented communities.
  • Following a longstanding tradition of The Western Roundup Living Sober Conference, the previous year’s Chair of the Conference, will be invited to speak at the conference.
  • Submissions will not be accepted from persons who are currently serving on the Advisory Board, Steering Committee, Committee Co-Chairs or members of the 2017 Speaker Committee, as possible candidates to be keynote speakers for the 2018 Conference.
  • Submissions from candidates who have been a keynote speaker at Western Roundup Living Sober within the last ten years will not be accepted.
  • It is suggested that all submissions be recorded within the past five years, at a live share, versus a private recording.
  • Speaker submissions are due by April 30, 2018.
  • Western Roundup Living Sober has a commitment to diversity and does not tolerate language or humor revolving around race or gender that would reasonably be deemed offensive by members of the community.

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