2024 LifeRing Annual Conference

LifeRing Annual Conference Background

2024 LifeRing Annual Conference | 2-Day Online Event

Online Saturday, June 8th  & Sunday, June 9th 9:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time

LifeRing Secular Recovery is a network of meetings. The connection with other meetings is as vital to LifeRing as the connection with other sober people is vital to an individual in recovery. The greatest sense of connectedness, the biggest radiation of warmth, and the greatest charge of energy comes from the LifeRing Annual Meeting and Annual Congress.

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

2024 LifeRing Annual Meeting | Online:  Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:00am – 2:00pm+ Pacific Time

Zoom registration for the LifeRing Annual Meeting | Online
This meeting is open to the registered public

The LifeRing Annual Meeting is our Meeting of Meetings! At the Annual Meeting, convenors and the LifeRing Community gather to hear speakers, participate in workshops and socialize. Click here for more information on the 2024 LifeRing Annual Conference

Annual Meeting Highlights | Saturday, June 8th

Welcome Message | 9:00am Pacific

Keynote Speaker | 9:15am Pacific

Picture of Johann Hari -- Keynote Speaker at 2024 LifeRing Annual Address

Johann Hari — Bestselling Author, Journalist and Producer | Author of  Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs (2015), Lost Connections (2018), Stolen Focus (2022), and the just published Magic Pill (2024); amazing TED Talk speaker:  Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong and This Could Be Why You Are Depressed or Anxious; and executive producer of Academy Awards nominated The United States vs. Billie Holiday and the provocative  Roku series The Fix.

Mr. Hari challenges the conventional wisdom on addiction and mental health, offering fresh perspectives and advocating for compassionate, evidence-based approaches to recovery. His insights into addiction, recovery, and mental health have the potential to inspire and empower individuals on their journey to sobriety. We have every confidence that Mr. Hari's recorded Keynote Address will be one of hope, understanding, and the power of human connection in overcoming the challenges of addiction.


Image of LifeRing Secular Recovery | Emily Marcus Award of Excellence pinAwards Celebration10:00am Pacific

  • Emily Marcus Awards — To honor the memory of LifeRing Community Advocate and BOD member Emily Marcus, LifeRing will recognize five outstanding contributors to the LifeRing mission and vision. 

Break | 10:15am Pacific | Stretch


DecorativeBreakout Sessions10:30am Pacific

  • Session 1 — In-Person Meetings Discussion | Promoting Your Meeting
  • Session 2 — Online Meetings | How Can We Make Them Better? 
  • Main Room — Chat Corner:  A space to talk about whatever's on your mind with others in the LifeRing Community

Image of hands in medical gloves making a heartMini Workshops | 11:30am Pacific

  • Nutrition and Recovery
  • Preemptive Healthcare 
  • Main Room — Chat Corner: A space to talk about whatever's on your mind with others in the LifeRing Community

Break | Noon Pacific | Chair Yoga


Image of LifeRing BOD member Mary Beth O'ConnorWorkshops | 12:15pm Pacific

  • Workshop 1 — Open Recovery:  Sharing Your Recovery Story | Mary Beth O'Connor
  • Workshop 2 — Keeping Sober:  LifeRing Community forum about maintaining long-term sobriety
  • Main Room — Chat Corner:  A space to talk about whatever's on your mind with others in the LifeRing Community

Workshop1:00pm Pacific

  • Mindful Meditation — Ewa leads the group through a relaxing meditation session

Open Discussion | 2:00pm Pacific | LifeRing 2025


Image of dance party celebrating LifeRing Annual ConferenceSocial Hour | Convenor Talent Showcase | 2:30pm Pacific to close

  • We've worked hard all year, Now's the chance to meet and socialize with all those folks who also make LifeRing such an awesome space for personal recovery. Thank you!

LifeRing Annual Congress | Online: Sunday, June 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm+ Pacific Time

Zoom registration for the LifeRing Annual Congress | Online
This meeting is open to the registered public

The LifeRing Annual Congress is our annual business meeting. Delegates will present meeting reports, review candidates for the LifeRing Board of Directors and decide on proposed changes to the LifeRing Bylaws. Congress will use those decisions to prepare an absentee ballot for voting by the LifeRing delegates.
Click here for more information about the 2024 LifeRing Annual Congress and Delegates Assembly.

Annual Congress Agenda | Sunday, June 9th

Annual Report | 9:00am Pacific
Report from the Board of Directors, including Financial Report

  • Report from the Board of Directors, including Financial Report
  • The complete Annual Report and Financial Report can be found on the LifeRing website. A summary will be presented at the Delegate’s Assembly.
  • Questions and comments are invited.

Review Board of Director Nominees | 9:30am Pacific

  • BOD nominees introduce themselves and outline their goals if elected
  • Q&A open session

Review of Motions to Change LifeRing Bylaws | 10:00am Pacific

  • Introduction and discussion of motions to change current LifeRing Bylaws

Meeting Delegates' Reports | 10:30am Pacific

Vote to Approve Absentee Election Ballot | 11:30am Pacific

  • Delegates’ vote to approve the candidates and any proposed bylaws changes to be included on the absentee ballot

June 2024 Board of Directors Meeting | 12:00pm Pacific

  •  Delegates and members of the LifeRing Community are encouraged to attend