35th Annual AA Triborders Intergroup North Sea Convention with Al-Anon Participation
2 – 4 February, 2024 at Vayamundo Hotel in Ostend, Belgium
Welcome to the home of The North Sea Convention
Thanks to everyone who participated in this latest edition. Without you and your service it wouldn’t have been possible 💖.
NSC 2023 was a memorable weekend with a great speaker line-up, AA and Al-Anon meetings in the beautiful and spacious Vayamundo Hotel in Ostend.
We’ll keep the 2023 line-up and programme up for your pleasure. Visit our history page and click here to listen to the speakers again!
Come back in October 2024 as we should have updated this space with new information by then.
Until then please subscribe below to our mailing list so we can keep you informed of our upcoming conventions and let us know via the contact section if you’d like to volunteer!
Our AA and Al Anon guest speakers will share their experience, strength and hope during the main events.
Friday 3 February, 2023
Saturday 4 February, 2023
Sunday 5 February, 2023
Bookings are made directly with the hotel starting from September 2024.
We strongly suggest to check below instructions on ‘How to Book’ thoroughly. Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed these directions…
You may like to share an apartment to reduce cost. Please note that the hotel provides only ONE towel per person, and does not provide soap or hair dryers (hair dryers available at front desk).
To keep the conditions with the hotel, all guests are obliged to clean their room, wash the dishes, remove bed linen from the bed(s) and bring the garbage out. Thank you!
There is a swimming pool and a sauna in the hotel, so bring your swimsuit.
The hotel has a cafeteria where a limited (soup/sandwich) lunch will be available.
There will be a buffet dinner on Saturday night.
The hotel has a no-pets and no-smoke-inside policy.
Check-In: from 16h00 PM
Check-Out: at 10h00 AM
Prices Bed & Breakfast
Accomodation rates include breakfast.
These prices are 2023 rates. They are not valid for 2024 and are here only to give you an idea. Prices will be updated approximately in October of 2023.
Single per room €68
2 pers per room €93
Supplement 3rd adult €24
Children <12y €22
Single per room €83
2 pers per room €123
Supplement 3rd adult €39
Children <12y €22
Extra Night (2023)
Single per room €54.5
2 pers per room €66
Supplement 3rd adult €24
Children <12y €22
adults: €2 per person per night
children: €0,6 per child per night
Lunch at Plad’O or Buffet
adults: €23, children between 3 and 12 years: €14
Dinner at Plad’O or Buffet
adults: €28, children between 3 and 12 years: €16
€7 per night per car
Please make your booking directly with the hotel. Check below for instructions.
How to book
Starting September 2024 (not sooner than that as you won’t get the preferencial accomodation rate yet) send an email to Vayamundo at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to mention that you are booking for the NSC 2024.
If you don’t you won’t be able to enjoy the preferrential accomodation rates and some of the specific advantages the hotel offers throughout the convention.
Information they require:
- Reference: NSC 2024
- Arrival and departure dates
- Number of participants
- Number of Saturday night buffet tickets needed
- Number of indoor parking places requested
- Phone number
How to get there
Zeedijk 330 | B-8400 Oostende
+32(0)78 156 100
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed these directions:
By Car: Take E40/A10 to Ostend. At the roundabout take 3rd exit to N34 Middelkerke. Go straight until the tramway (7 traffic lights) and turn left direction Middelkerke / De Panne. Follow the coastal tramway along the seafront approx. 300 meters to tram stop Ravelingen. Parking is behind the hotel.
By Train: From the Ostend Central Train Station take the coastal tram direction De Panne. Get out at Ravelingen. The Hotel is directly opposite the tram stop.
By Plane: From Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Zaventem, take the train from the airport to any of the three Brussels train stations and catch the hourly interCity train to Ostend. In Ostend, take the coastal tram from the train station in the direction of De Panne to Ravelingen stop. From Ostend airport it is best to take a short taxi ride directly to the hotel.
We want your help!
There are a variety of available service positions. To signup please come see us at the physical registration desk starting 2 February, 2024.
Lead an AA or Al-Anon Meeting
When you arrive at the convention, sign up to chair a one hour meeting, and keep our meetings going! All you have to do is:
- Be there 15 minutes early to set up and chair the meeting, using the topic provided
- Collect the 7th tradition, put it in the envelope provided. Straighten up before leaving and take the envelope to the registration desk
Meetings are an important part of NSC. You can make a difference by volunteering to lead a meeting!
“At Large” Volunteers
“At Large” volunteers go everywhere and do everything.
You might fill in for someone who needs a break, help out at the check-in, merchandise or literature tables, greet guests or check name badges at the doors of the NSC venue.
If you’re flexible and love variety, sign up as one of our “At Large” volunteers.
The Check-In Team needs a group of volunteers to staff the registration tables. The Team welcomes participants, assists with registrations, gives them their convention materials and information. You need to be able to deal tactfully with all sorts of people in a cheerful, helpful, and efficient manner. Patience and positivity are key here. Experience and grace under pressure is also helpful.
Merchandise Sales Team
We need members to help at the literature table. It will be beneficial if you have a good knowledge of our program literature and some experience making change and keeping track of merchandise that has been sold.
The Hospitality Team will depend on you to be one of the happy folks welcoming our guests when they arrive to check-in, helping attendees get where they need to go, answering questions, and getting them to the right people if they need further assistance. Additionally, you might be making sure all attendees have a valid badge, and helping in any other ways needed throughout the weekend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pre-register through your website and pa electronically?
The short answer is No. Registration is open throughout the convention. Please come see us at the registration desk starting from the first day. To help us out please have exact change!
What are we currently doing about Covid-19
Make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list so you receive the latest updates from us!
Can I book my hotel through your website?
Unfortuantely not, please contact the hotel directly. For more information and how to contact the hotel please choose “Convention Details” -> “Hotel” from our main menu and please follow the instructions. If anything is unclear please contact us.
How can I volunteer?
Brilliant! We need your help!
Please refer to the Volunteering section on our website for more information. You can quickly get there from the main menu navigation “We Need Your Help” -> “Volunteer”.
To signup please come see us at the physical registration desk starting 3rd February, 2023.
What do I do if my question is not answered in these FAQs?
Please use the contact form to send us your question. We will answer it as soon as possible and if we think it would be useful to a general audience, we will add it here. Thank you for helping us expand our database of FAQs!
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