2022 Announcements Archive

Below are announcements that were posted to the Announcements Bulletin Board in 2022. (The date listed is when the announcement was removed from the Board)

A Bonus Holiday Meeting has been added to the calendar for December 24 at 7:00 pm EST. Please see the calendar for more details. All are welcome including our fellows who do not celebrate the holiday. Please join us!

Members in Southern California will be meeting up on Friday 12/23 at 5pm in East Los Angeles for a holiday potluck. Please email jjs.itaa@gmail.com for location and details.

The Public Relations committee is collecting recovery stories to post on a forum focused on IT addiction which is a consistent source of traffic to our website. If you would like to help carry the message, please email inquiries.itaa@gmail.com with an informal written story between 250 and 600 words sharing what has been helpful in your recovery, as written for someone who is struggling with internet addiction but hasn’t heard of ITAA yet.

Our fellowship is looking for 1–2 additional webmasters to help maintain our website. No technical abilities are needed—the most important qualifications are being well-organized and able to write friendly emails. If you are interested in learning more, please email webmaster.itaa@gmail.com. Thanks!

We are looking for people to help plan and/or chair additional ITAA meetings around the upcoming holidays. In keeping with our mission, the meetings will not be affiliated with any religion. If you are interested, we are having a planning meeting this Saturday, December 10th, at 6:00 pm PST. See the calendar for more info. All are welcome!

On Thursday December 8th, three meetings will be held for anyone who is interested in helping organize or contribute to an in-person conference for ITAA members in 2023. More information can be found on the meetings calendar.

Our fellowship is looking for a volunteer to take notes at our next six International Service Meetings (once per month for six months) at 9:30pm ET. If you are a clear writer, well-organized, and interested in doing service, please email secretaries.itaa@gmail.com. Thank you!

The Reparenting with Love meeting has been moved to Thursdays at 10AM PST and will extend by 15 mins to allow for more shares. We hope you can join us.

Following the recent fellowship-wide group conscience about an ITAA logo, the Literature Committee will host a logo brainstorming and design workshop, open to all members of the fellowship. The meeting will be held on November 27th at 12pm EST in the Service Room. At this meeting, we will select 5 variations to be presented to the next ISM for a final vote. You can view the current design variations here: https://www.figma.com/file/zNjJcSSaSs2lC6V4wQucGL/ITAA-Slogan-and-Logo-Submissions?node-id=126%3A2

There will be an extra ITAA meeting on Thanksgiving for those looking for additional support and fellowship during the holiday. The meeting will take place from 7:00 to 8:15pm PST. All are welcome including our fellows who do not celebrate Thanksgiving. 

The Web Content Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the group conscience last month about sobriety frameworks. If you would like to read the notes from the meeting, you can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_ahI9MwdNE2ymr3usXpoLsjoqyOnB0gtlaPHhJ6jD3M/edit?usp=sharing

We are approaching daylight savings, which means that the time of your meetings may be shifting in the coming weeks. As our calendar now follows the US time zone change, 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.

ITAA has voted to stop using the phrase “International Business Meeting” and start using “International Service Meeting” instead. We’ve also voted to change the deadline for submitting agenda items from 7 days prior to the next meeting to 10 days prior.

A BIPOC ITAA meeting has started on Thursdays at 6pm ET. See the calendar for more details.

Dave D in NYC is interested in starting a meeting around the interrelation of IT addiction and sex, love and fantasy dysfunction. Please contact him at DDiaz327@yahoo.com if you would like to help him brainstorm/workshop the meeting. Thanks!

Members in Seattle will be meeting up on Tuesday at 6:30pm at Lost Lake Cafe. Please email tomask.itaa@gmail.com for more details.

If anyone is interested in being of service and organizing ITAA’s first meeting for teenagers, please contact the webmasters.

On October 8th from 2:30-4pm Eastern, the Web Content Committee will hold a broad fellowship group conscience to discuss how to best communicate the various methods members are using to find freedom from compulsive internet and technology use. This will help ensure our web content better represents the fellowship accurately and inclusively. In particular, we’d like to develop a more-informed group conscience about how we represent the principle of “no unnecessary technology use” and the tool of top, middle and bottom lines on our website. More information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rd5kvEkDJGQO7xaWzyFiO1xi1duF0Edci_thaXA1kp4/edit?usp=sharing

Please join us!

Save the date! We are happy to announce our first German speaking ITAA convention in Kassel, Germany from the 4th – 6th of November, 2022. If you plan to attend, please email ITAAgerman@protonmail.com until October 8th, for further information. Welcome!

Members in the San Francisco Bay Area will be holding an in-person meet up on Sunday, October 9th at Hotel Abri, 127 Ellis Street from 5-8pm. Feel free to stop by at any point during that time. http://www.peerspace.com/invite/pid-S1FPlwoMs 
Contact: itaa@sanfranmail.com

There is now a Reparenting with Love meeting on Fridays at 2pm ET. All are welcome to attend!

Members in the San Francisco Bay area are gauging support for an in-person meeting. Please contact: itaa@sanfranmail.com or 415-455-3838.

A new in-person meeting is starting Sep 18 in Tokyo. Link for details

This weekend ITAA will hold a fellowship-wide group conscience across two business meetings to choose a logo and slogan. One meeting will be held on Saturday at 9:30pm ET, and the other will be held on Sunday at 1:30pm ET. Please join us! You can find more information about the voting process and review the logo and slogan submissions at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1muML3LOe7AcVrGF6qeNgosoN1TxqWARAFyKPIu184WA/edit?usp=sharing

Did you know that ITAA has a twelve-step program called “ITAnon”, for friends and family of tech addicts? They meet on Mondays 8pm EDT // 2am CEST and Wednesdays at 8am EDT // 2pm CEST
The Zoom codes and more information are available at: https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/for-family-and-friends/

Tomas K is organizing a speaker series featuring qualifications from members with at least 6 months of stable sobriety. If you have sobriety and would be willing to share your story with others, please email tomask.itaa@gmail.com

Houston is starting a new meeting. Next date Sept 4. See details on the local meetings page.

ITAA is looking for input from any members with experience in Google Ads digital marketing, SEO, or user experience design to help ensure our fellowship is as accessible as possible to those who need it. If you are able to contribute, we would love to hear from you! Please email itaa.chris@gmail.com.

Stella D. will be leading a step workshop starting on Monday the 22nd of August at 8.30pm-10.00pm CEST. The zoom link for this first meeting can be found on the ITAA calendar. Members who wish to participate in this workshop must attend the first meeting in order to attend subsequent meetings. After the step one meeting, we will move to a private zoom room for the remainder of the workshop.
Chair to paste link to this announcement and more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1By7n21e5ubk5yTE_ygCZxw7obbCsAJArRfG1NB_dvpE/edit?usp=sharing

On Saturday August 6, two experienced members will host a 90-minute Safety and Empowerment workshop in which they’ll share their experience responding to uncomfortable and inappropriate behavior in recovery. The workshop will be held at 11am ET, and then again at 8pm ET. Please come and help strengthen our fellowship as a safe and welcoming place for people to find recovery. We look forward to seeing you!

The incorporation committee is seeking input from any members with legal expertise. Your assistance would be of great help to the Fellowship! If you’re able to contribute, please reach out to dylaninrecovery@gmail.com.

Please remember to share feedback on the fellowship’s slogan and logo submissions:

The Literature Committee would love your feedback on the fellowship’s slogan and logo submissions, which can be found at the link below:

Please feel free to send any feedback to itaa.cherry@gmail.com. Thank you!

A new Top Lines Celebration meeting is starting on Mondays at 3 pm ET. Come share your top line victories with us!

A new ITAA meeting for parents is starting on Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. We welcome all parents in every stage of life to share in the unique joys and challenges of parenting while in recovery.

A new in-person meeting is starting in London! Please see the Face-to-Face Meetings page on the website for more details.

The first in person meeting in the San Fernando Valley will be at Lake Balboa Park, this Sunday @ 6:30pm. We will be hosting weekly meetings.
Entrance to the park is on Balboa Blvd. Please drive all the way in until you reach the parking lot in front of the children’s jungle gym. We will be under a red picnic pavilion table facing out towards the lake. Contact (510)994-7090 for any questions.

A new in-person group has sprung in the Seattle area! Meetings have begun in Bellevue at the Alano club of the Eastside (12302 NE 8th St), every Saturday at 10:30 am. Contact eastside.itaa@gmail.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

We recently gathered to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our treasured ITAA fellowship. There was so much love in our virtual rooms. Below is a link to the Recovery Stories page, where an audio recording of Tomas K’s share from the celebration can be found.

We encourage every meeting to write to the webmasters and provide a contact email. Having contact information is a vital part of running an effective, well-functioning meeting and helps us provide the best possible experience for newcomers and returning members alike. Thank you!

There is interest in starting another in-person meeting in Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley area. We are currently looking at locations in Sherman Oaks, Encino, or the Lake Balboa area. We would love input from the community, especially days and times that best suit local members. Please contact Juliette at julie.at.itaa@gmail.com

Page last updated on September 24, 2023