Many groups have moved their regular meetings online.
Read on for instructions on how to join.
We encourage you to protect your anonymity when joining an online meeting. To do this you may have to take a few simple steps BEFORE you join the meeting. Follow this link to learn more.
Groups, SIA and other AA service entities have seen a big drop in 7th Tradition contributions. Although meetings have moved online, there are many excellent reasons why AA members should consider their continued support. Follow this link to learn more.
SIA has developed a solution for groups to move their meetings online at no additional cost to your group. Click here for more info
On a smartphone or tablet, first install the Google Hangouts Meet App available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Find a meeting you’d like to join and click on its name to go to that meeting’s details page. Click on the Join w/Google Hangouts button to join the meeting.
There are are few Phone Only meetings. Additionally, some meetings held using Hangout Meets or Zoom meetings allow you to participate by dialing in over a phone line.
To Join by phone click the Join by phone button or dial the number manually.
To do this you’ll need the phone number, PIN and possibly a PWD.
(e.g. +1 222 333 4444 PIN 555 666 777# PWD: 888 999)See Phone Meetings for a complete list of phone access numbers to meetings you can join by phone.
On a smartphone or tablet, first install the ZOOM App available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Find a meeting you’d like to join and click on its name to go to that meeting’s details page. Click on the Join w/Zoom button to join without having to type in a Meeeting ID.
Many meetings require a password. Please read the notes section carefully to find the password. A few meetings require you to contact them via text or email to get the password.
Some Zoom meetings list their ID and Password in the description. You can write these down if you’d rather not have to return to this website to get the info.
To join a meeting with with its Meeting ID: launch ZOOM first, then enter the Meeting ID and then the Password.
In the rush to host and participate in online AA meetings, Intergroups, Groups and Individual Members may not have considered all the issues involved in the spiritual foundation of recovery – ANONYMITY.
Because the links to these meetings are publicly displayed and available, anyone from anywhere can join these meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity for the newly sober or those that are struggling with their drinking to learn more about AA. But this also means that non-Alcoholics may be in these meetings.
We strongly suggest that you treat these meetings as OPEN meetings and take the few simple steps necessary to protect your anonymity BEFORE YOU JOIN A MEETING.
SIA has a solution for groups wishing to move their meetings online using Google Hangout Meets and their existing SIA email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If your group hasn’t claimed its email address, NOW is a good time to do so.This system has some terrific advantages:
The meeting guide is an essential tool for finding AA meetings near you. Easily find meetings near you or any location that is sharing information with the Meeting Guide App. Easily filter by day, time or meeting type.
The meeting guide now supports online meetings. You can filter to just on online meetings by going to settings and filtering by the ‘Online Meeting’ type.
Zoom and Hangout Meetings are shown with a video icon next to the meeting.
Phone only meetings are shown with a phone icon next to the meeting.
Click the ‘Join with Zoom’ or ‘Join with Google Hangouts’ button to join the meeting with just one click. With some meetings that do not what the password embedded in the link, you may have to enter the password seperately.
To join a meeting by dialing in, simply click the ‘Join by Phone’ button.
SIA has developed a solution for groups to move their meetings online.
This solution uses Google Meets and has many advantages over ZOOM.
Please click here for more info on Google Meets
Many groups have asked SIA to list their ZOOM meetings instead.
The SIA body voted and agreed to allow this, but would like
hosts and participants to be aware of certain limitations and concerns.