Chosen Agenda Items are topics and issues of concern affecting Al‑Anon groups and members worldwide that have been submitted for possible discussion at the World Service Conference (WSC). In some Areas, the Delegates choose a topic or two to submit, while in other Areas, the Delegates ask their Area members for topics. In addition, each year, the Conference Leadership Team (CLT) invites all voting Conference members (Delegates, members of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and voting members of the World Service Office administrative Staff) to submit topics for discussion at Conference.

After all topics have been submitted, the CLT then invites Conference members to vote on which topics are most important to them. The Conference discusses the two topics with the most votes—these are the Chosen Agenda Items. These discussions have been taking place at AlAnon’s annual WSC since 1976. Through the years, the process for submitting questions or topics and the name and format of the sessions have changed.

The Forum, December 2023

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