The Technology Committee was formed coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic as meetings began to return from Remote to In Person or a combination of the two called “Hybrid”. It was now necessary to incorporate cameras, projectors, screens, TVs, microphones and speakers along with the laptops. Internet and wireless connections were necessary in venues which hadn’t needed them previously. Websites became places where 7th Tradition contributions could be made, and events announced. Audiences grew past local boundaries of Districts and Areas. AAs can attend meetings around the world today with a little planning and investment by our Trusted Servants.
Please contact the Technology Chair through our Contact Us link with any questions or suggestions you’d like to share with the Technology Committee, or join us!
APP NEWS – Spring 2023
Meeting Guide App Update
This Meeting Guide update is part of a series of communications that are intended to help you stay informed about any changes or enhancements to the Meeting Guide app.
Traveling soon? Use Meeting Guide to find meetings in other places!
Meeting Guide works not just in the U.S. and Canada but in over 50 countries around the world. If you allow the app to use your device location, just open the app in your new location to find nearby meetings. You can also search for meetings in other places by manually changing your location in the app. If you need help changing your location, you can find instructions in this support article: Finding Meetings in other locations
New participating entities
We’d like to welcome recently added participants to the Meeting Guide app.
- Iowa District 4, Waterloo, IA
- Iowa District 12, Ottumwa, IA
- Area 32 District 10, Central Michigan
- Ithaca Area Intergroup, Ithaca, NY
- Orange County Central Office, Goshen, NY
- Central Ohio Online Intergroup, Columbus, OH
Many newcomers to A.A. need help finding meetings. The following support articles have been added or updated to help people find meetings using Meeting Guide. Please share these with people new to the Meeting Guide app.
Meeting Guide Entity Dashboard
A.A. entities currently participating in Meeting Guide are now able to access the Meeting Guide Entity Dashboard.
The dashboard provides self-service access to the back end of Meeting Guide, enabling participating entities to review their current connection status and run reports specific to their Meeting Guide connection.
To request access to the dashboard send an email to [email protected]. Please include the website associated with your Meeting Guide connection and your name and email address when making a request.
We’d like to express our thanks to those entities who provided feedback by participating in a beta test of the dashboard prior to this release.
We are actively working on a map view for in-person meetings in the app. Look for that and other improvements that support finding meetings in upcoming releases.
The annual National A.A. Technology Workshop (NAATW) is on September 8-10, 2023 which will be hybrid (attendance either by Zoom or in person in Westminster, VA). Visit https://www.naatw.org for more information and registration
There is a “Technology in A.A.” (TIAA) forum available for sharing technical experience, strength and hope with each other. Here is a link to a slideshow on how to sign up and join in the discussions.
Please contact the Technology Chair through our “Contact Us” link with any questions or suggestions you’d like to share with the Technology Committee, or join us!