The General Service Conference means both:

  • The service structure of AA groups, Intergroups, Regions, GSC and GSB
  • The annual meeting of Conference delegates

The General Service Conference is the practical means by which the Group conscience in Britain can express itself in matters that concern the Fellowship as a whole. The existence of Conference is moreover a guarantee that the Fellowship will be able to function under all conditions. It is, in effect, the successor to the founders of AA, ensuring the continuity of the work within the framework of the Twelve Traditions.

Recommendations from the 55th General Service Conference (2021)
The recommendations from the 55th General Service Conference held in April 2021 are now available. The full Conference report can be found below.
Conference passed an important document, called ‘Safeguarding and Personal Conduct’. The General Service Board (GSB) is now seeking feedback from the fellowship in regards to this document, which will eventually replace the current section on ‘Personal Conduct and Violence’ in the AA Structure Handbook.
This means that all members, groups, intergroups and regions are invited to discuss the document and contact the GSB with any comments.
If you wish to submit feedback on this document or have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Delegates. You can find the current draft version of ‘Safeguarding and Personal Conduct’ below.

Questions for Conference 2022

Questions for Conference 2022 can be submitted to the General Service Office until August 31st. If you, or your group or intergroup have a question that is relevant for AA as a whole and ought to be discussed by the entire fellowship, now is your chance to ask it.

For more information on how to submit a question for Conference please consult the pamphlet General Service Conference – The Conscience of AA GB – PDF  or contact the CER Delegates at

For more information on the Conference process refer to the following documents:

Each year, topics/questions are submitted to the Conference Steering Committee for inclusion in the Conference agenda. Submissions can be made by individual members, Groups, Intergroups, Regions or Board Trustees.

The accepted topics/questions will be published in AA Service News and on the AA GB website. This starts the process of individuals, Groups, Intergroups and Regions discussing the topics/questions, the outcome of which is taken to Conference by the Conference delegates.

Upcoming key dates:


  • Early December 2021 – Conference Questions 2022 released
  • 8th – 10th April 2022 – 56th General Service Conference, York, UK