AA Convention in Vancouver | BCBusiness

AA Convention in Vancouver | BCBusiness

Vancouver lands the biggest conference in the city's history and a $71-million boon to the local economy

From July 2-5, 2025, Vancouver will host the largest conference in the city's history: the International Alcoholics Anonymous Convention. The city has been working to secure this bid for 10 years, after losing out on a bid in 2003 and once more following that.

Vancouver beat out more than a dozen North American cities for the 2025 conference, including Montreal, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Denver.

“Orchestrating and winning a bid of this magnitude took time and patience and is the direct result of A.A.’s local community approaching us in the mid-90s," said Jacqueline Benear, director of sales, meetings and conventions, U.S., for Tourism Vancouver. "They have been our steadfast inspiration ever since. The international convention is a cornerstone booking for our city, and a testament to the entire hospitality community’s collaboration, dedication and long-term planning. This amazing event is so powerful and uplifting to so many people, and we look forward to sharing our home with A.A. in 2025.”

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