The Alcathon subcommittee presents non-stop open meetings during the entire Conference (except during the featured speakers), utilizing the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, as the primary source of topics. All are welcome to attend!

Want to lead an Alcathon meeting? If there is no leader listed, feel free to sign up. Contact the McHenry’s Soberfest Alcathon subcommittee if you would like to volunteer. Tell us which meeting you’d like to lead and provide us with your name and hometown. We would also like a phone number and e-mail address so we can contact you if there are issues. Only your first name and last initial will appear here and on the topic boards that will be placed outside the Alcathon rooms.

Although most of the Alcathon topics are pre-selected, if you wish to change the topic or if you have a topic for an open discussion meeting that you want to lead, please let us know your preference along with your contact information.

We encourage AA groups to sign up and bring their meeting format! Does your group speak as the spirit moves you? Maybe you read the Big Book and comment. Sign up for an Alcathon hour and show others how your group runs its meetings.

Click the following link to contact the McHenry’s Soberfest >>Alcathon subcommittee << if you would like to volunteer.


3:00 PM How It Works Michael B., Soberfest Chair, Crystal Lake, IL
4:00 PM Spiritual Awakening Paul H., Soberfest Co-Chair, Ingleside, IL
5:00 PM Step 1 Terri W., Harvard, IL
6:00 PM Trudge The Road Earl H., Previous Soberfest Chair, Wauconda, IL
7:00 PM Step 2
8:00 PM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
9:00 PM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
10:00 PM Keep It Simple
11:00 PM Sex In Sobriety
12:00 AM Phenomenon Of Craving
1:00 AM Open Discussion
2:00 AM Open Discussion
3:00 AM Open Discussion
4:00 AM Open Discussion
5:00 AM Own Conception Of GOD
6:00 AM We Are Not Cured Tom C., Crystal Lake, IL
7:00 AM Step 3
8:00 AM The Family Afterwards Sue C., Previous Soberfest Chair, Richmond, IL
9:00 AM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
10:00 AM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
11:00 AM Step 4 Dan J., Chicago, IL
12:00 PM Couples In Recovery Roberto R., Wauconda, IL
1:00 PM Step 5 Jesse C., Racine, WI
2:00 PM Step 6 Terri W., Harvard, IL
3:00 PM Experience, Strength, & Hope Jackie P., Previous Soberfest Chair
4:00 PM Design For Living Mark H., Ingleside, IL
5:00 PM Step 7 Mike M., Chicago, IL
6:00 PM Step 8
7:00 PM Allergy To Alcohol
8:00 PM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
9:00 PM AA SPEAKER ****Closed****
10:00 PM Step 9
11:00 PM Step 10
12:00 AM The Key to the Future Mark T., Previous Soberfest Chair
1:00 AM One Drink Is Never Enough
2:00 AM The Promises
3:00 AM Bottles were only a symbol
4:00 AM No Reservations
5:00 AM Honesty, Open Mindedness, Willingness
6:00 AM Step 11
7:00 AM Step 12
8:00 AM Service is Key


3:30 PM Growth Has Only Begun Dan H., previous Soberfest Chair
4:30 PM Into Action Rich H., Previous Soberfest Chair, Hebron, IL
5:30 PM We Have a Way Out Michael K., McHenry, IL
6:30 PM Discussion Jim, Walworth County Wanderers, Elkhorn, WI
7:30 PM Al-Anon Speaker ****Closed****
8:30 PM AA Speaker ****Closed****
9:30 PM Men’s Open Paul H., Soberfest Co-Chair, Basement Dwellers Group, Ingleside, IL
10:30 PM Having a Home Group Steve H., Wanderers 212,
Elk Grove, IL
11:30 PM Open Speaker Meeting Dale H., Previous Soberfest Chair, Design for Living, Johnsburg, IL
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8:30 AM Foster & Canfield Tom C., Foster & Canfield, Chicago, IL
9:30 AM AA Speaker ****Closed****
10:30 AM AA Speaker ****Closed****
11:30 AM 12 & 12 Tanya O., Winners and Beginners, Wauconda, IL
12:30 PM Beginner Card Topic Jacquie M., St. Paul’s Beginner’s Group, McHenry IL
1:30 PM Step 7 Brendan K., 12 & 12, Wonder Lake, IL
2:30 PM Big Book Study Ciara K., Solutions Intergroup, Milwaukee, WI
3:30 PM Open Meeting Cheryl M., Promises Group, WhiteWater, WI
4:30 PM Cross Talk Discussion Paul H., Soberfest Co-Chair, Men’s Priority Big Book, Antioch, IL
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7:30 PM AA Speaker ****Closed****
8:30 PM AA Speaker ****Closed****
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