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March Round up 2020

Doors Open at 3pm Friday, March 13

The program will be available 10 days prior to the
convention online at www.march-roundup.org

Late night entertainment (TBD)—Friday Night

Saturday Evening Banquet—$50
At the “Top of the Pontch”, upgraded menu!
(includes reserved seating for all main talks)

Dance Party with DJ—Saturday Night

Weekend Activities

Panel Discussions • Guest Speakers • 701 •
Archives Display • Traditions Skit
• Committee Display Tables • Dancing •
Hospitality Rooms • Sobriety Countdown
• Alkathon • More!

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Keynote Speakers & Workshops

AA Speakers

Friday 8:00pm       Sheldon F. | Las Vegas, NV
Saturday 8:00pm   Bob D. | Las Vegas, NV
Sunday 12:00pm   Mike S. | Riverside, CA

AL-ANON Speaker

Saturday 2:30pm   Debra J. | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

ALATEEN Speaker

Saturday 4:00pm   Lawson F. | West Bloomfield, MI

Sign Language Interpreters for all main speakers
Spanish speaking program available
Seating section available for those with special needs

Hotel Reservation Information


Crowne Plaza Detroit

2 Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226

Room Reservations at: 866-710-7531 

  • Use Group Code MAR for special rate of
    $135.00 per night plus tax.
    (Code valid thru 2-20-2020)

  • Or, visit and book through the following site:
    https://tinyurl.com/y47f2mpq

  • There is limited parking on site for $10 ($20
    overnight)
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The Backstory

Most associations like to take time out now and then to observe some phase of their development. Holding a convention is a natural thing to do. In A.A., such an event is far more than a routine cause for celebration. A convention also sets up a useful opportunity to share the A.A. experience in a broader way. It’s a common misconception that conventions are regular A.A. meetings. “There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership...” says our Seventh Tradition, therefore, some feel there should be no fees to attend an A.A. related convention. Conventions are special events, not regular A.A. meetings. A large convention, like March Roundup, requires a substantial amount of planning, preparation and expense.

March Roundup Conventions are held in hotels, and there is a charge for the use of their facilities. Costs include travel and lodging for speakers, coffee, printing and postage, to name a few.

March Roundup is self-supporting. Costs of the event are paid by registration fees. No baskets are passed. Cost is nominal compared to a weekend’s
entertainment elsewhere.

Our goal is to send the current Delegate to New York City to attend the General Service Conference, and break even after that. Attendance is voluntary. As responsible A.A. members, we pay our own way.

For additional information, please contact:
Convention Chairperson Nate P. at 248.496.5925 or area33mruchair@aa-semi.org
Registration Chairperson Dave N. at 248.765.3707 or area33mruregistrationchair@aa-semi.org