Soberfest 2020 – Virtual Conference

Please join us for the 31st annual “Virtual” Soberfest conference!!!

This is a FREE Event!!

The 31st Annual Mchenry Soberfest committee is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Conference!

The 31st Annual Mchenry “Virtual” Soberfest Conference will be held during the same weekend as originally planned, Starting Friday, November 20th @ 6:00 (CST) and Ending Sunday, November 22nd @ 12:15 PM (CST).

Check out this Soberfest Flyer(<-Link) for more information or see the information below!

Mchenry Virtual Soberfest Zoom Link (Currently Inactive) 

Soberfest Zoom ID: 87292926540 Password: 522711

More Info: 


AA Speakers:

  • Hilda F. from Tujunga, CA
  • Jim M. from Oceanside, NY
  • Jeff G. from Dallas, TX
  • Sharon C. from CA

Steps 8 & 9 Speaker: Carl M from Covina, CA

Working with others from a historical perspective by Ray M. from Huntley, IL

3 legacy speaker: Debbie D. from CA

Al-Anon Speakers:

  • Corrie L. from Wetumpka, AL
  • Aaron J. from Charlotte, NC

An AA/Al-Anon husband and wife focused on Relationships: Clif and Lori G. from Oklahoma City, OK

Interactive Steps Workshop with special guests

  • Guided meditations
  • Live entertainment featuring DJ Lou from My first Choice DJ


We Are Not Saints Convention

We Are Not Saints


January 17th – 19th, 2020

Holiday Inn Chicago – North Shore
5300 W. Touhy Avenue Skokie, IL 60077

Preregister preferred by January 11th

AA Meetings & Panels throughout the weekend *speakers subject to change
Complimentary hospitality room and coffee (Bring your own coffee mug or water bottle)

Download Convention Flyer

30th Annual McHenry’s Soberfest 2019

 Registration opens soon for the 30th Annual McHenry’s Soberfest (22-24 Nov, 2019), which is being held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, 

McHenry’s Soberfest

McHenry’s Soberfest is an annual conference put on by the McHenry’s Soberfest Group of Alcoholics Anonymous Northern Illinois Area 20. If you are wanting to talk to someone about yours or a loved one’s drinking or drug use, please see the links to our Friends.

McHenry’s Soberfest has meetings and activities for AA members, Al-Anon members, Alateens, and our guests.  There are AA and Al-Anon speakers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Join us for our Saturday evening banquet and speaker.  Even if you don’t register for the banquet, you can still hear all the speakers and dance the night away.  There are even shops with recovery related jewelry, clothing, and literature.

Alcathons and Alanonathons

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Speakers

Saturday Night Banquet, Speaker, and Dance

Panels, Fellowship

AA and Al-Anon Archives

AA and Al-Anon Literature

Hospitality Suite

11th Step Prayer & Meditation Room

Step Workshop

Recovery Gift Shops

We welcome behavioral health professionals, members of other recovery programs who find strength in AA’s 12 Steps, guests who are interested in recovery programs, and all our family and friends!

“How It Works”

The theme of the 30th Annual McHenry’s Soberfest is “How It Works”. “Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path…” Our 2019 logo ties in to the first sentence of Chapter 5 – depicting a path of the 12 steps… — “Alcoholics Anonymous” (AA’s Big Book) Chapter 5, ‘HOW IT WORKS,’ pg. 58

Want to help plan for the 30th Annual McHenry’s Soberfest? Join the committee at McHenry Township Hall at 7:30 on any of our meeting nights.

Big Book Conference 2019

Big Book Conference – AA Northern Illinois Area 20

The Promises… We Will Be Amazed

Saturday November 2, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am

Morning Guest Speaker: Doug W. Cedarburg, WI

Afternoon Guest Speaker: Andie C. Lombard, IL

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On-line Registration —

Parkview Community Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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Spanish interpretation provided