Why do we have to pay?

A common misconception regarding AA conferences and conventions is that they are regular AA meetings. While parts of this conference have a similar format to regular AA meetings, Inland Empire Roundup is not a regular meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Inland Empire Roundup is a special AA event with Al-Anon participation. Inland Empire Roundup is self-supporting; no contributions from AA groups are used to pay for this event. Expenses such as hotel fees, travel and lodging for the speakers, and printed material are paid through registration fees. No baskets are passed during this event. As stated in our Seventh Tradition, “We are fully self-supporting thru our own contributions”.