June 11-13, 2021
WFS Virtual Conference 2021
Dr. Rebecca Ray
Mary Beth O'Connor
Bonded Together in Overcoming Our Addictions
Maximizing your opportunities for building meaningful relationships is our number one goal. Our volunteer planning team is hard at work cultivating rich, multidimensional experiences to meet everyone's needs for increased social connection during these physically distant times.
- Interactive sessions
- Themed video lounges
- Discussion boards
- WFS Meetings
All expressions of female identity are celebrated here!
New Life Knowledge
Deepen your understanding of the principles and philosophy of WFS through informative and inspiring plenary and breakout sessions.
Level 3: Creating and practicing a new self-image.
- Statement 5: I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.
- Statement 12: I am a competent woman, and I have much to give life. This is what I am, and I shall know it always.
Release the past - plan for tomorrow - live for today!
The Fundamental Object of Life
Nurture your emotional and spiritual development through carefully procured keynotes and workshops designed to enrich and deepen New Life knowledge.
- 3 Keynote Addresses
- 4 live workshop opportunities
- 18 total breakout sessions
Don't miss a thing!
Facilitators have agreed to be recorded and available for viewing online for two weeks after the event.
|7:30pm - 9:00pm||Opening Ceremony with Keynote||Dr. Rebecca Ray|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Useful Magic||Bryonie W.|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Sober & Free: Cultivating Your Inner Calm||Alice K.|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Values/Goals/Vision||Susan H.|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Living the Statements Everyday||Marie H.|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Keynote: Building A Personal Recovery Plan||Mary Beth O'Connor|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Thriving Beyond Past Trauma||Sally R.|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Healing Recovery Spaces - An Anti-Racism Training||Shari Hampton|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Exploring the Temple of Revolutionary Self-Love||Joanne S.|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Seeds of Compassion: Guided Meditation||Sharon Salzberg|
|6:00pm - 7:00pm||Celebrate the Possibilities! Fun, Fundraising & Entertainment|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Small Books - Stories, Connection & Art||Cheryl S.|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Have Fun & Get Fit!||Roxane A.|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Recognizing & Embracing Resilience in Recovery||Dorothy Gooden|
|10:00am - 11:30am||I Am: Statement 5 - I Am What I Think||.O|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Recognizing the Competent Woman Within||Sarah R.|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Keynote: Soul Recovery, the Roadmap Home||Ester Nicholson|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Self-Compassion Trauma Informed Yoga Practice||Claire W.|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Mothering in Recovery||Elizabeth F.|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Creating A Meaningful Morning (or Evening!) Routine||Gayla G.|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Peace With Food||Tiffany Thoen|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||I Am Possible: Statement 8||.O|
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||Closing Ceremony|
Post-Conference Replay Period
Times listed are US/Eastern time zone
Ready to connect and be inspired?
Select Your Fee
Self-select the sliding scale rate that best suits your current economic situation.
Estimated to be 150% of WFS's actual cost per person
1/3 of this rate is tax-deductible*
Estimated to be 100% of WFS's actual cost per person
Estimated to be 50% of WFS's actual cost per person
Join a team of 4C volunteers and gain full access to all conference activities
*WFS is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are deductible as allowed by US federal law. Please consult your tax professional.
Frequently Asked Questions
This year’s self-selected sliding scale is designed to let women choose the admission price that works best for their individual situation. There is no difference in access to programming or support for the three rates. The only tangible difference is that those selecting the Benefactress Rate will be able to deduct $25 of the fee on their 2021 taxes (US only, consult your tax professional). There are also scholarships available, so nobody has to miss out due to economic challenges.
Since we don’t have to worry about room set-up, there is no need to register for specific workshops. Simply show up for the sessions that you want to attend live.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and eCheck.
Shhh! You’ll ruin the surprise! (Don't worry - WFS will never surprise you with a package with the full name of our organization on the outside. Everything is shipped in plain packaging with "WFS, Inc." in the return address.)
As with all official WFS events, we ask that only women who are personally engaged in recovery from a substance use disorder participate. WFS celebrates all expressions of female identity and welcomes Sisters from the LGBT spectrum.
Because we are making all sessions available for the week after conference, there is no need to miss anything. All registrants will have the opportunity to watch as many sessions as they desire.
Yes! We want all women in recovery to attend, regardless of their ability to pay. Simply fill out our Work Scholarship Application. We’ll ask you to help with a small task like assisting a presenter or writing some thank you notes after the event.
It is a bit different making connections in a virtual conference, but it is certainly possible! Presenters will be having breakout periods where you will be able to converse in small groups (never recorded), every conference page will have a discussion section, and there will be many drop-in video lounges available outside of formal sessions which won’t be recorded.
Workshop presenters and keynote speakers are a combination of New Life Program participants and recovery field professionals. Peer Presenters are often also recovery or related field professionals. All presenters are knowledgeable about the Women for Sobriety principles and philosophies, and make an effort to ensure that information shared is consistent with and complimentary to the New Life Program.
Yes, Q and A will be a part of most if not all sessions. Depending on the size of the group, questions may be taken by voice or by typing.
You can use just about any device – laptop, desktop computer, notebook, tablet, cell phone, or even a touchtone landline – to access the workshops and presentations. Live workshops will use Zoom, so you may want to download and test that during our pre-conference activities (or test it beforehand here). There will also be a conference website with information and connection opportunities, so an internet connection and browser is highly recommended. To get the best interactive experience during sessions, you will want to have a camera, microphone, and speakers.
The url for the event website will be emailed to women who have registered one week before the event.
Yes! Zoom is compatible with almost any device and everything else can be accessed through your regular internet browser window.
We will have a special conference website with embedded movie files. There will be a discussion section for each workshop, so you can continue to engage with other participants for an additional two weeks. To respect the privacy of our presenters, downloading will not be possible, and you will be asked to agree to not attempt to record or download sessions as part of your registration.
We’ll remove them from the internet and keep them on our private servers for historical purposes.
If you choose to enable your video, your face may be visible to others. To prevent this, do not activate your camera.