Below are past announcements from the Announcements Bulletin Board. (The date listed is when the announcement was removed from the Board)
We are excited to announce that there will be an in person ITAA Meeting starting in Austin, Texas. It will be a weekly meeting starting on Friday, September 22, from 8 to 9 pm. For more information please check out the In-Person Meetings page.
A member is looking for help creating ITAA recovery coins, particularly from people who have experience with 3d design and/or experience with injection molding. If you would like to help, please reach out to him at email@example.com.
New in-person meetings are starting this week in Sunnyvale, California, Chicago, Illinois, Phoenix, Arizona, and Atlanta, Georgia. Please see the in-person meetings page on the website for more details.
A new meeting focused on the practice of two-way prayer is starting on Tuesday, September 5th at 4pm CET/10am EST. We invite anyone interested in connecting more deeply with a Higher Power of their understanding to join us!
We have drafted legal bylaws for our nonprofit and will be voting on them at two back-to-back ISMs in November. In order to contribute to discussion and voting, members need to have read the bylaws in full beforehand. As this is a complex and important legal document that will have a big impact on our fellowship, several members will be hosting reading parties and Q&A sessions to go through the bylaws together. More info can be found here: https://bit.ly/info4bylaws
We have begun increasing our ad spend, which we expect will lead to a significant increase in newcomers. Please read our security guidelines for meetings and ensure meeting leaders have the Zoom host code. We also encourage everyone to read the new “Leading and Strengthening Meetings” document to help support their meetings.
Meeting security guidelines: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/security-guidelines-for-itaa-meeting-hosts/
Leading and Strengthening Meetings in ITAA:
Are you an IT addict in the UK? Would you consider being anonymously filmed as part of a documentary about internet addiction? If you would like to hear more about what this would involve, you are invited to an informational zoom call to meet the film-makers and ask questions. No filming will take place on this call. This initial meeting will be 3:30pm UK time, September 2nd, in the ITAA ‘Service’ zoom room. The link can be found on the announcements bulletin board on the website or in the chat. [PASTE IN THE CHAT]
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89401368132?pwd=a3dleWJXNEJmMGh2QzVyTHdaMUxoZz09
Meeting ID: 894 0136 8132
The Public Relations Committee is drafting a Wikipedia page for ITAA. If you have experience writing or editing Wikipedia pages, we would love your advice. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday August 31st @ 8:00PM EST, the North American Convention Committee will hold a Post-Mortem Feedback Forum to hear Fellowship thoughts on what aspects of NAC (planning & the Convention itself) went well, what didn’t, & when we’d like to tentatively schedule the 1st 2024 North American Convention Committee Meeting. All Fellowship members & Convention attendees are welcome to attend!
Building upon great feedback following the first ever ITAA North American Convention, NACC is scheduling the first 2024 North American Convention Committee Meeting. All Fellowship members & Convention attendees are welcome to attend! If you are interested in being a committed NACC Member, please input your availability into the scheduling link: https://www.when2meet.com/?20940827-wmUi2
Note – please add a password when adding your availability for updates if needed. Based the responses entered, the first 2024 NACC Meeting will be scheduled in September.
We are looking to start an In-Person Meeting in Austin, Texas. If you are interested please fill out this form, https://forms.gle/sE8dP6HAbmRYs7Rq7, to help identify what day, time, topics are optimal. Also feel free to reach out to email@example.com for questions, comments, or if you’d like a more active role in helping set up the meeting.
The Literature Committee is currently seeking written recovery stories to consider for inclusion in our first ITAA book. If you have at least 6 months in ITAA, stable sobriety as you understand it, and you are working the 12 steps, we invite you to share your experience, strength and hope with our fellowship and the still-suffering addicts we hope to reach. Stories should be between 2000 and 3500 words, and you can include what life was like during active addiction, what happened to initiate your path to recovery, and what life is like today. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sharing your story and with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!
There is an interest in starting an in-person meeting in Phoenix/Tempe area, Arizona. If you are interested in helping out and getting the meeting started, please email email@example.com.
On Thursday August 17th @ 8:00PM ET, the North American Convention Committee will hold a Post-Mortem Feedback Forum to hear Fellowship thoughts on what aspects of NAC (planning & the Convention itself) went well, what didn’t, & when we’d like to tentatively schedule the 1st 2024 North American Convention Committee Meeting. All Fellowship members & Convention attendees are welcome to attend!
Atlanta’s first in-person meeting will happen on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30pm at the Atlanta Triangle Club. Please see the In-Person Meetings page on ITAA’s website for more info.
ITAA Chicago is organizing its first in-person meeting, which would be at The Rec Room in Uptown, Chicago. We just need to set a time and a day for it. If you’d like to participate and share your time availability with us in order to get this meeting started, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Literature Committee has drafted suggested changes to Traditions 8 and 9 and would love feedback from the fellowship: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NCknEACW2laAEiuKRXneXs2UnPowGd9jPcUQW0y_iPA/edit?usp=sharing
A new meeting is starting on Saturday, August 6th at 6pm EDT! If you’re interested in doing service for the meeting contact Suyash on +1 765-701-5836. We need help with hosting and suggesting readings. Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday!
There will be a second hybrid meeting at the North American Convention on Sunday, August 6th @ 9:30AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). The meeting is on the calendar, and we will be sharing on the topic of gratitude. We hope that everyone in our global fellowship can participate!
Silicon Valley ITAA’s first meeting will happen this Wednesday, August 9th from 6 to 7 PM PST, followed by a Group Conscience at the Santa Clara Central Park Pavilion. The agenda items will be: a possible weekly meeting place, times and locations, member roles, protocol clarifications. Please call 650-808-7842 or email email@example.com for more information.
At the North American Convention there will be a hybrid meeting taking place on Friday, August 4th @ 8:00PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). This will be a speaker share by Frankie W. We hope to see you there!
We’re starting a Silicon Valley In-Person ITAA meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to help establish this new group, join us or want more info, please contact us on +1-650-808-7842 (WhatsApp/text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that ITAA is a federal nonprofit, we’ve automatically been approved to receive $10,000 in Google Ads credits every month. Following a discussion at our ISM to ensure that use of these credits is in line with our Traditions, we voted to gradually increase our ad spend starting on August 15th with half going towards in-person meetings and non-English meetings. We expect this to lead to a significant increase in newcomers, so please read our security guidelines for meetings and ensure meeting leaders have the Zoom host code. In addition, we have just published a new resource about Leading and Strengthening Meetings in ITAA, and we encourage everyone to read this to help support their meetings.
Meeting security guidelines: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/security-guidelines-for-itaa-meeting-hosts/
Leading and Strengthening Meetings in ITAA:
Our fellowship has approved four motions related to our meetings and how we put into practice our Twelve Traditions. We encourage everyone to review them. Thank you to everyone who participated in the discussion! Motions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13gZXG41YLzSE7mEQGajJh9YdGHMa1TDZc45uXZgxuGU/edit?usp=sharing
The Spanish-Speaking fellowship would like to invite any member of ITAA who is learning Spanish to join our meetings! We have closed captions turned on so you can easily follow along. Our meeting schedule can be found here: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/es/espanol/
A new in-person meeting has started in Washington, DC. Please see the in-person meetings page on the website for more details.
ITAA is having its first North America Convention this August 4th – 6th in Northern California at the San Damiano retreat center. There are single and double rooms ranging from $375-420 per person (all 3 days and all meals included). It is also possible to stay elsewhere and commute to the convention and pay to attend only which costs $165. Registration will close on Wednesday, July 19. To apply and reserve your spot email email@example.com.
A new Step workshop is starting on Wednesday, July 12th. More details and a list of other upcoming workshops can be found here: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/step-workshops/
A new in-person meeting has started in Amsterdam. Please see the in-person meetings page on the website for more details.
ITAA’s Legal Affairs Committee is seeking input from any members with trademarking, patent, or copyright expertise. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, June 24 at 12pm ET, our fellowship will hold a 45-minute feedback forum to discuss a motion regarding whether ITAA meetings should affiliate with other Twelve-Step fellowships or outside organizations. This was previously discussed at an ISM and we decided to hold a forum to review the language of the motion and strengthen our collective group conscience before making a decision. We hope you will join and contribute your voice! If you can’t attend, please send in comments and suggestions to email@example.com. You can review the current wording of the motion here: https://bit.ly/ITAAJuneForum
The Sunday Bay Area in-person meeting will have a temporary change in location this Sunday, June 25th. It will be held at 6400 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA.
IT’S ALMOST HERE!! This Friday we’ll celebrate ITAA’s 6th Anniversary. Woo Hoo!!
We are having TWO celebrations with TWO fantastically-inspiring speakers: Frankie and Bekah
Both celebrations are on your ITAA calendar in your time zone.
To get in the celebratory spirit:
1st: feel free to dress fancy or festive and
2nd: bring a candle (on a cake or just to hold) to blow out at our celebrations
Can’t wait to celebrate with you on Friday!!
A Hindi meeting is in the beginning stages of being formed. If you’re in interested in being of service and helping with script translation, please contact Sanket at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who participated in our group consciences on the Traditions! Our fellowship voted to leave Traditions 3, 4, and 5 as they currently are, send back Traditions 8 and 9 to the Literature Committee for further work, and change Tradition 2 to the following: For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving Higher Power as may be expressed through our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
There have been recent Zoom bombing incidents in ITAA. Please report any incidents to the webmasters. We strongly recommend all meeting hosts continue to claim the host code, name co-hosts, and read the Security Guidelines for ITAA Meeting Hosts document:
SAVE THE DATE! Block your calendars for Friday, June 23rd when we’ll celebrate ITAA’s 6th Anniversary. We are having TWO celebrations to allow more ITAA fellows to attend. These are at: 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern and 9pm – 10:30pm Eastern. Attend whichever works best for you or even both if you wish to celebrate all day long. We look forward to seeing you there!
On Saturday June 3 at 9:30pm ET and Sunday June 4 at 1:30pm ET, our fellowship will hold two special ISMs to discuss and vote on suggested changes to the wording of six of our Traditions, in the the hopes of making them clearer and easier to understand while still respecting the original language and spirit. Please join us! The suggested changes can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KTv2XVnghrfNx8WrVjnimo8pcwskCnouI5JQhMfSXW4/edit?usp=sharing
A new Step Workshop will be starting on June 8. More information can be found here: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/step-workshops/
You are invited to join the ITAA 6th Anniversary Planning Committee. Our second meeting is this coming Saturday, June 3rd at 9am PDT/Noon EDT. Feel free to join us even if you couldn’t make the first meeting. At this meeting we will vote for speaker and chairs. If you plan on coming, please email email@example.com.
ITAA is having its first North America Convention this August 4th – 6th in Northern California at the San Damiano retreat center. There are single and double rooms ranging from $375-420 per person (all meals included) and it is also possible to stay elsewhere and commute to the convention and pay for meals only. There is much anticipation, and spots are filling up quickly. We can’t wait to meet you in person. To apply and reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
June 23rd is ITAA’s 6th anniversary and we’re looking for people to help plan the celebration! If you’re interested, join us at a kick-off meeting at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT this coming Sunday, May 28th, in the Service room. The meeting is on the calendar. If you can’t attend but would like to be involved, please email email@example.com
The Pasadena, California in-person meeting is returning to Thursdays at 11am starting on May 11th.
On Saturday, May 13 at 11am ET, Ela B will be giving an extended speaker share on her experience on achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety. We’d love to see you there.
The Ithaca, New York meeting is looking for volunteers to call in and give speaker shares. If you are willing to be of service in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a new meeting starting April 26th dedicated to learning and practicing meditation. All ITAA members are welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved in service for this meeting, please email shlomi.ITAA@gmail.com.
A monthly in-person meeting is starting in Seattle on May 2nd at 7pm. For more information please see the “In-Person” meeting page on the website.
An Atlanta in-person meeting is in the beginning stages of being formed. If you’d like to attend or step into a service role, please email email@example.com.
A new cycle of the Open Path Step Workshop will be starting soon on Wednesday April 26 at 8:30pm ET. More details can be found here: https://openpath.notion.site/ITAA-Open-Path-Step-Workshops-a7ea3ea9215b4094948ce9554a431f9d
ITAA is going to have its first ever North American Convention! It will be August 4th thru 6th, at San Damiano, a retreat center in the Bay Area, California. This event will cost money to attend. To inquire about attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday April 21 at 4:30pm ET / 9:30pm UK time, we will hold a meeting to allow journalists from two major publications to attend and experience how an ITAA meeting works in order to inform articles they’re writing about ITAA. If you would like to participate in this meeting and help carry ITAA’s message of recovery to the public, please email email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance.
A Denver in-person meeting is starting on April 19th, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
ITAA is working on a set of new web pages about specific bottom lines to rank better in online searches and ensure our fellowship is as discoverable as possible to those who need it. We would appreciate hearing from any members willing to submit brief 3-5 sentence recovery stories related to specific bottom lines. To see a list of topics and submit a recovery story, please click the link in the chat: https://forms.gle/AdvqWh298hQtpr6k6
ITAA has published a new Guide to Holding Group Consciences! We hope it can be a valuable resource for all members. The guide can be found here: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/guide-to-group-consciences/
An in-person meeting is forming in the Seattle area. If you are interested please contact Kate at email@example.com
The DC/NoVa ITAA Group will hold it’s first ever in person meetup at the Shaw Neighborhood Library on Saturday March 25th at 4:30pm.
All members in the mid-Atlantic region and the area are encouraged to attend!
Please note that the Pasadena in-person meeting time has changed to Tuesdays at 11am. The location is still the same.
A new Step Workshop will be starting on Thursday, Mar 23 at 2:30pm ET. Please join us! More information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P0xKBBybvXdxc65vYwDGRuM5joBAbeR5oZaxWmK7hkE/edit?usp=sharing
We’re excited to announce an upcoming in-person meeting in London taking place on Sunday March 19th at 2.30pm in the small meeting room at The Soho Recovery Centre on 125 Charing Cross Road. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow tech addicts, share your experiences, and support each other in your journeys towards recovery. We look forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add you to our London group.
Following several ISMs, collaborative editing, and group discussion, we will be discussing and possibly finalizing four motions about principles for ITAA meetings—including special topic meetings and meetings for specific populations—at our next ISM on Saturday, March 18 at 9:30pm EDT. These principles affect the entire current and future fellowship and everyone’s input is important. Please join and strengthen our collective group conscience! You can review the current wording of these motions here: bit.ly/ITAAMeetingMotions
We have entered daylight savings, which means that the time of your meetings may have shifted. Our calendar follows the US time zone change, so US members will generally not need to make any changes. Members in Europe, Asia, Australia, and other countries are encouraged to double check the meeting calendar to ensure they don’t miss their meetings.
The Public Relations committee has recently been expanded to include active outreach functions. We are looking for ITAA members with ideas about how ITAA could be easier to find by other internet addicts. If you have ideas or would like to help in any way, please email email@example.com or join the monthly Public Relations committee meeting every second Sunday of the month at 6pm EST.
The next meeting will be on Sunday, March 12th.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our logo design and selection process! The logo is now live on our website.
The Literature Committee has drafted proposed edits to ITAA’s Twelve Traditions in hopes of making the traditions clearer and easier to understand. Please feel free to review the proposed changes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KTv2XVnghrfNx8WrVjnimo8pcwskCnouI5JQhMfSXW4/edit
If you have any feedback or comments on these suggestions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, or join our next literature committee meeting https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/open-service-positions/
Any members who would like to help participate in creating workshops on the topic of leading business meetings, leading regular meetings, or Zoom tech co-hosting, please contact Shannon B: email@example.com
On Saturday, February 25th at 11:30am EST, our fellowship will hold a feedback forum to discuss a set of potential motions regarding common principles for ITAA meetings. The purpose of the forum is to strengthen our collective group conscience through discussion. We hope you will join and contribute your voice! More info can be found here: https://teamup.com/event/show/id/R1xbz5SfvQXb1dUE18DaWQTdwhSMSd
There is now a Tools Meeting on Sundays at 8am EST. All are welcome to attend!
Tomas K and Bekah K will be leading a Step Workshop starting on February 15th. More details can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P0xKBBybvXdxc65vYwDGRuM5joBAbeR5oZaxWmK7hkE/edit?usp=sharing
The Web Content Committee has recently published the Discovering Sobriety Worksheet, a resource to help members better define their sobriety and their top, middle, and bottom lines: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/discovering-sobriety-worksheet-an-introduction-to-internet-addiction-recovery/
Our fellowship is looking for members with professional programming experience who may be available to help with or consult on improving the resources we use to support members in recovery, such as our website and contact list. If you’re interested and available, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a new in-person ITAA meeting in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles, California. Please see the In-Person Meetings page on the website for more details
[Chair please post in chat] ACTION ITEM: If you haven’t had an opportunity to complete the survey, there is still time – we would still love your feedback to help us determine the location, time, and more of the North American Convention this year! Please fill out this survey by January 31st. Anybody is free to fill it out regardless of location. Survey is found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqMCOXCC4bULci330zgKo8lET289cjyuxd_83Yq5SbliK2ow/viewform
Bekah K will be giving an extended speaker share on Jan 20 at 12pm ET. San S’s share was reschedule to Jan 29. Full schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YCip7vIh7uP6c4nOYSNidR39i2zen6lGaAj-iG7l7QM/edit?usp=sharing
On Saturday January 21st at 9:30pm ET and Sunday January 22nd at 1:30pm ET, we will hold two special ISMs to vote on a final logo for ITAA. More information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SYyNTw8hiEr274hFs2sV1-xvUZ04Swp5I0dnq0ZGOrk/edit?usp=sharing
The location of the New York City in-person ITAA meeting has changed. Please see the In-Person Meetings page on the website for more details.
Members in the Bay Area of California are developing an in person meeting! Please join the WhatsApp group at https://chat.whatsapp.com/G49aUs3m9EbG3mqNihCTWr and vote in the poll https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/e99ryrYe. We have a general idea of where we’d like to meet outside, but if anyone knows any free and BART accessible spaces to gather in, those suggestions would be appreciated.
The ITAA North American Convention Committee is planning our very first convention and we need your help. Please fill out this survey that will be posted in the chat. We will collect all surveys by Tuesday, January 17th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqMCOXCC4bULci330zgKo8lET289cjyuxd_83Yq5SbliK2ow/viewform
Thank you everyone who joined the step workshop! To clarify a point of confusion, the second workshop meeting will be on Monday January 16th at 2:30pm EST at the private zoom link that was shared, and you need to have attended the first meeting to attend. For any questions, please email email@example.com.
Tomas K and Lucy D will be leading a Step Workshop starting on January 12th. More details can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P0xKBBybvXdxc65vYwDGRuM5joBAbeR5oZaxWmK7hkE/edit?usp=sharing
ITAA is seeking feedback on several potential motions regarding general principles that ITAA meetings should uphold. A link to the proposed motions can be found below. The document is open for suggestions and comments. We will also hold a fellowship-wide feedback forum in mid February, which will be announced ahead of time.
A group of members is starting work to plan one or more international gatherings in Europe, the Middle East and/or Africa. Our first meeting is on January 7th at 6pm CET, 5pm UK. All are welcome. For more info, or if you are interested but unable to attend on the 7th, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 3074 6668 (Text, WhatsApp, Signal).
The Reparenting with Love meeting on Thursdays now takes place one hour earlier, starting at 12pm EST.
In an effort to provide additional opportunities for support during the holidays, two bonus meetings have been added to the calendar. They are on December 31st at 10am and 9:30pm ET. All are welcome. Please join us!
Page last updated on September 24, 2023