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If you want to attend but have financial considerations that would prevent you from doing so, click here for the scholarship application.


The Convention Committee is looking for speakers, workshop presenters, workshop topics, and volunteers. Please contact

The Convention Committee now meets weekly until the convention and welcomes new members.   
Sunday’s from 7pm to 8pm (ET):   Click here to join Zoom meeting.

If you need additional information, please contact Convention Committee


Prior Conventions


2022 Virtual Convention

You Can Always Begin Again …
was a resounding success. We hope you were inspired and motivated.
All speaker recordings now available!!! Check electronic versions for download page.


2021 Virtual Convention

Principles + Action = Recovery

The CLA 2021 Convention was held via video conferencing due to the pandemic. There were some technical issues at the start but were quickly forgotten with the excellent presentations and warm fellowship.


2020 Virtual Convention

The CLA 2020 Convention was held via video conferencing due to the pandemic. There were many excellent presentations and warm fellowship.


2019 Convention

Our in-person convention, held in July at Manhattan College in New York, was a huge success. Attendees were touched, moved and inspired by the workshops and by all the positive energy. The chance to be with each other in person to fellowship, learn, and laugh added so much to our recovery.



What is a CLA Convention? It’s a CLA recovery event that is:

  • Interesting, informative, healing, and fun-filled
  • Multi-Day
  • International
  • Recorded (CDs will be available for purchase.)
  • Including: CLA speakers, panels, workshops, recovery meetings, fellowship, some meals and entertainment