Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Payment deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Because of venue requirements, no registration money can be refunded after this date. Click here to submit your registration.
Registration fee is $250 for a double room (with a shared bathroom), $325 for a single room (with a shared bathroom). Registration includes breakfast, lunch and snacks for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; Dinners are not included. Rooms will have linens and towels.
Please send a check for payment, made payable to Marijuana Anonymous District 8 and write Conference, the attendee(s) name(s) and their positions in the memo area on the face of the check.
Mail payment to:MAWS Conference 2016
c/o MA District 8
P.O. Box 7774
New York, NY 10116 USA
Make check payable to Marijuana Anonymous District 8
Attendees will stay in dormitory rooms at the Hardenbergh Residence Hall on the campus of Rutgers University near downtown New Brunswick. Check-in begins at 3:00 pm, Friday, May 27th and rooms are to be vacated (check-out) by 12:00 pm, Monday, May 30th. Each room shares a connected bathroom with one other room. You may request a roommate (same gender unless occupying with your partner), but please obtain their permission first. You may also indicate any special accommodations needed, e.g. wheelchair accessibility.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided by the Conference Host Committee. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs if you describe them at the time of registration. There will be a range of menu options.
The business of the conference begins on Saturday morning. If you arrive on Friday — as most attendees are expected to — the Conference Host Committee, will accomodate transportation between the event and Newark International Airport. Transportation will be arranged for you and details will be sent to the email address you provide at the time of registration.
Every attempt will be made to assign you to the committee you prefer, but please understand if your request (see below) cannot be accommodated. For an overview of each committee's responsibilities, please click here.
Each year prior to the MAWS Conference, every MA group is asked to review the Agenda containing the action items Members have submitted for consideration. Please read them, consider them, discuss them and arrive at a group conscience. Group Service Representatives will then carry their group's conscience to the District Service Committee where further deliberation takes place. The DSC's group conscience is then carried to the MAWS Conference by the district's duly elected Delegates.
Marijuana Anonymous World Services currently has eight Conference Committees: Literature, Hospitals and Institutions, Public Information, Policies and Procedures, Finance, Conferences and Conventions, Outreach and Internet. All Members are assigned to a Committee, except for the MAWS President who is an ex-officio member of all Committees. Members are expected to continue their Committee participation throughout the following year.
Making a commitment to service work helps us stay clean and sober, and to "keep coming back." It gives us the opportunity to practice loving unselfishness and benefits our own recovery, as well as the recovery of every member in our group.
The MAWS Conference provides many opportunities for service both before and during the Conference. Regardless of how much time you have, there is undoubtedly a way for you to contribute.
The Delegate's primary responsibility is to serve as liaison between the District and MAWS throughout the year that begins with each Conference. This begins with Delegates attending the MAWS Conference and voting on all matters that are to be decided according to the conscience of the District's groups. The Delegate votes on policies affecting MA as a whole and participates in the selection of Trustees and Service Committee chairs.