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A warm welcome to this year’s Convention: We Have to live It.
We are excited to welcome you all to the 13th Annual Primary Purpose International Convention in Oslo, Norway.

In 2006 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. 

“The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.”  A lot of A.A.-ers from all over the world have experienced that this quote from the Big Book applies to their sober lives. That to practice the principles of the 12 step program in all our affairs can expel the obsession to drink and enable us as alcoholics to become happily and usefully whole.  “We have to live it” is the theme of this year’s convention.

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 self supporting 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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