All Aboard!

On behalf of the 2017 committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2017 Big D Roundup.

2017 Executive Committee General Information Frequently Asked Questions

FRIDAY – May 26, 2016

3:00 – 11:00 PM Carpenter A Hospitality Cargo Hold
3:00 – 8:00 PM East Atrium Lobby All Aboard Registration, Raffle Tickets, Literature, Commemoratives, Table Selection & May Birthday Sign Up
6:30 – 7:30 PM East Atrium Lobby

Opening Reception

8:00 – 9:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

AA Speaker: Aloma

Los Angeles, CA

9:30 – 11:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

“All Aboard Game Show”

11:00 – Midnight Carpenter B AA Closed Discussion Meeting
11:00 – Midnight Dardanells CMA Closed Discussion Meeting

SATURDAY – May 27, 2017

7:30 – 8:15 AM Carpenter B Yoga
8:30 – 9:15 AM Batik A Guided Meditation
8:00 AM – Midnight Carpenter A Hospitality Cargo Hold
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM East Atrium Lobby All Aboard Registration, Raffle Tickets, Literature, Commemoratives, Table Selection & May Birthday Sign Up
9:15 – 10:45 AM

Workshops

Batik A Iceberg Ahead: Steps 1-3
Batik B Steer the Course: On & Off the Beam
Cardinal A Treasure Map: Finance
Carpenter B On the Horizon: Vision Boards
Dardanelles Al-Anon- Pulling Up the Anchor: Introduction to Al-Anon
11:00 AM – Noon Stemmons Ballroom

Al-Anon Speaker: Malinda A

Fort Worth, TX

Noon – 1:15 PM Grand Ballroom A & B

Lunch with Entertainment: “The New Comer Game”

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Workshops

Batik A Perfect Storm: Steps 4-5
Batik B Island Rave: Youth in Sobriety
Cardinal A Castaway: Meditation
Cardinal B Poseidon’s Trident: Long-Term Sobriety
Dardanelles Al-Anon – Captain of The Ship: Higher Power
3:15 – 4:45 PM

Workshops

Batik A Odysseus Meets the Sirens: Steps 6-7
Batik B Conversations with Ursula:  Gossip
Carpenter B Walk the Plank: Cross the Line
Cardinal A Enemonemony: Remaining Anonymous
Dardanelles Al-Anon – Out at Sea: Detachment
5:00 – 6:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

CMA Speaker: Theresa M

Phoenix, AZ

8:00 – 9:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

AA Speaker: John D

Las Cruces, NM

9:00 – 9:15 PM Stemmons Ballroom

Birthdays & Countdown

9:45 – 11:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

“Drag Deck Extravaganza”

11:00 – Midnight Carpenter B AA Closed Discussion Meeting
11:00 – Midnight Dardanells CMA Closed Discussion Meeting

SUNDAY – May 28, 2017

7:30 – 8:15 AM Carpenter B Yoga
8:30 – 9:15 AM Batik A Guided Meditation
8:00 AM – Midnight Carpenter A Hospitality Cargo Hold
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM East Atrium Lobby All Aboard Registration
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM East Atrium Lobby Raffle, Tickets, Literature, Commemoratives, & Table Selection
9:15 -10:45 AM

Workshops

Batik A Swab the Deck: Steps 8-9
Batik B Love Boat: Self Love
Cardinal A Pirates Code: Trust
Cardinal B Waves Under the Moonlight: Emotional Sobriety
Dardanelles Al-Anon – Deep Blue Sea: Steps 6-7
11:00 AM – Noon Stemmons Ballroom

Al-Anon Speaker: Ann Marie R

Los Angeles, CA

Noon – 12:30 PM Stemmons Ballroom

Al-Anon Countdown

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Workshops 

Batik A Anchor Down: Steps 10-12
Batik B Cruise Directors Guide: Sponsorship
Cardinal A Ship Shape: Physical health
Cardinal B Embargo: Boundaries
Dardanelles Al-Anon – Spa Day: Self Care
3:15 – 4:45 PM

Workshops

Batik A The Favorable Wind: Gratitude
Batik B Pirates Booty: Sex-Men
Carpenter B Becoming Ariel: Madonna
Cardinal A From Rock to Pearl: Sex-Women
Dardanelles Al-Anon – Docked: Balance
6:00 – 6:30 PM Stemmons Ballroom

Banquet Seating

6:30 – 8:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

“ALL ABOARD BANQUET”

Attire: Nautical Theme  

8:00 – 9:00 PM Stemmons Ballroom

AA Speaker: Ginny P

Los Angeles, CA

9:15 – 9:4 PM Stemmons Ballroom

Raffle Drawings

9:45 PM – Midnight Carpenter A Board Game Night & Mafia
11:00 PM – Midnight Carpenter B Closed AA Discussion Meeting
11:00 PM – Midnight Dardanells Closed CMA Discussion Meeting

MONDAY – May 29, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 AM East Atrium Lobby Commemorative & Literature
8:00 – 10:00 AM Carpenter A Hospitality Cargo Hold
9:30 – 10:00 AM Stemmons Ballroom

Brunch Seating

10:00 – 11:00 AM Stemmons Ballroom

Brunch & AA Speaker: Joe F

Los Angeles, CA

11:00 – 11:30 AM Stemmons Ballroom

Closing Remarks

2017 Executive Committee

Danny C, Chair

Kyle L, Co-Chair

David P, Vice Chair

Brandon W, Treasurer

Dawn L, Co-Treasurer

Remi L, Secretary

General Information

  • Committee members will be wearing anchor pins. We are available to answer your questions and ensure that you enjoy your conference.
  • Everyone is welcome to attend speaker meetings & evening entertainment. Workshops are open to registered roundup attendees.
  • All speakers are being recorded by Life Recovery Media, LLC. Please visit their table to purchase your BDR17 favorites as well as other recordings.
  • We recognize that it is a common practice for members to take photos and videos at roundups and share them on social networks. Do not post or tag pictures of others without permission. Please be considerate of our guiding principles and the anonymity of others as you share your photos and videos from this event. For more information, please see the service pamphlet Social Media and Our Guiding Principles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have an AA birthday in May, how do I get a medallion?

Medallions for annual increments of sobriety will be handed out to May celebrants following the Saturday Night Speaker Meeting. Please visit Birthday sign-up table and provide your name and sobriety date. To receive a medallion, you must sign up even if you noted your birthday on your registration form!

Q: I am hearing impaired—are there special accommodations for me?

American Sign Language interpretation will be offered at all speaker meetings. A seating section has been reserved for the hearing impaired. Please ask a committee for assistance in locating this section.

Q: When is the hospitality room open?   Where is it located?

The hospitality room is located off the Hotel East Atrium. It opens Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and closes at midnight. On Saturday and Sunday, it is open from 8 a.m. until midnight.