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AEA Web Event Etiquette

  • The web event will open and be available for login up to 30 minutes before the start time.

  • Please join with your video on.

  • Like a face-to-face meeting, please do not bring any food or drinks, and please refrain from moving around during the meeting.

  • The web event will not be interrupted for individual technical difficulties. 

  • It is suggested that devices are placed on a stable, flat surface positioned so your head and shoulders are in view in a room that has adequate lighting. 

  • All attendees at the event are muted upon arrival to create a peaceful atmosphere. 

  • Attendees are encouraged to label their screens with their first name and city where they live following these steps:

    • click the “Participants” icon on the bottom or the top right corner of your screen

    • on the sidebar that opens to the right, hover the cursor over your name 

    • select your name

    • type your first name and the city where you live.

    • check, “Remember my name for future meetings” and press “OK” 

  • Attendees will stay muted for the duration of the event unless asked to share by the chairperson. 

  • To change the layout of your screen, choose between the Speaker or Gallery View by clicking the icon on the bottom or the top right of your screen.

  • To see all the participants attending the web event, click the next page arrow or scroll down on your device.

  • If asked to share, please speak for no more than 5 minutes.

  • The co-chair will time speakers and will send a message to a participant after 4 minutes of sharing or after 9 minutes of speaking. Messages are made visible by the orange chat icon flashing your screen.

  • If you experience any technical difficulties during the web event, please notify the web event chairperson after the event

Web Event Format

  • The chair will begin with a brief reminder about the etiquette of having everyone on mute for the duration of the meeting unless asked by the chair to speak. 

  • The chair will open the event with the Serenity Prayer

  • The chair will read the AEA Preamble

  • The chair will read a brief passage from the Big Book or the AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions as a suggested theme for the event

  • The chair will call on the three 10-minute speakers to share 

  • The chair will call on participants to share for no more than 5 minutes for the remainder of the 60-minute event. 

  • To close the meeting, the co-chair will read the final two paragraphs from A Vision For You.

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