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A warm welcome to this year’s Convention: 12

We are excited to welcome you all to the 12th Annual Primary Purpose
Convention in Oslo, Norway.
12 years ago a small group of A.A. members organized a speaker’s evening
in Oslo. It was the very beginning of what is now a big, annual A.A.
event in Norway, which over the years has drawn hundreds of participants
from around the country – and international guests from all over the world.
Some of the most renowned international A.A. speakers have guested the
convention. A.A.’s 12 Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their
nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink
and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole. A.A.’s 12
Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself. They outline the means
by which A.A. maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the
way it lives and grows.
The Primary Purpose Convention is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Here, recovering alcoholics share their stories, eat, dance and enjoy
sober life. We hope you’ll have a sober blast!

A.A. Preamble
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their
common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues
or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization
or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses
nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help
other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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