Wednesday


 

Early Arrival Conference Events


 

8:00pm—9:00pm

Pre-Conference A.A. Lottery Meeting

Topic: Revitalizing and Renewing Sobriety

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


9:00pm—10:30pm

Registration Soft-Opening

Pick-up your registration packet early and hit the ground running. Your wristband must be worn to gain entrance to all conference events, meetings, workshops, and meals.

Location: Whitewater Conference Room

 


9:00pm—Midnight (Pool and Sauna closed from 2:00am—7:30am)

Night Swim

Come out and enjoy a night swim in the warm desert air and meet some or our early-arrival attendees. It’s a great way to start the weekend!

Location: Pool


 

Thursday

 


6:00am—9:00am

Breakfast Buffet

Free for registered hotel guests (all others: pay at the door)

Check-in with restaurant hostess.

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


Our conference officially opens today at 12:00pm. Pick-up your registration packet for your wrist band, meal tickets, and name badge. Your wristband must be worn to gain entrance to all conference events, meetings, workshops, and meals. Be sure to visit our raffle and commemorative tables to help support the conference. Commemoratives are limited and will sell out early. Be sure to sign-up for banquet seating and check-in for golf or sign-up for the hikes. Need a Big Book or other literature?  Visit our literature table for a selection of conference approved literature. We are in full-swing today!

 


Lobby:

12:00pm—7:30pm—Registration Open

12:00pm—7:30pm—Raffle Sales Open

12:00pm—7:30pm—Commemoratives Sales Open

12:00pm—7:30pm—Banquet Seating Sign-up

12:00pm—7:30pm—Literature Sales Open

12:00pm—7:30pm—Friday and Saturday Hikes Sign-up Open

12:00pm—7:30pm—Golf Check-in Open

 


12:00pm—2:00pm

Lunch: Street Taco Bar

Be sure to bring your Thursday Lunch Meal Ticket found in your registration packet.

Location: Terrace Restaurant / Poolside

 


12:00pm—7:30pm

Hospitality Area Open

Take a break from the sun, have a snack, visit with friends and enjoy board or card games. It’s time to sit back and relax.

Location: Lobby Business Center

 


12:00pm—7:30pm

Marathon Meetings / Open Workshop

Grab friends and have an intimate meeting in an extraordinarily beautiful boardroom. Perfect for writing, step work, intimate small group meetings or a quiet place to meditate.

A Big Book and the 12 & 12 are in the room.

Location: Whitewater Conference Room

 


3:00pm—4:00pm

Workshop: Just say YES! -  Making the most of your weekend

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


4:00pm—7:00pm

Dinner on your own

Discover the wonder of great eateries in Palm Springs

 


7:30pm—A.A. Speaker Meeting

Speaker: Juan R., Phoenix, AZ

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


9:00pm—10:00pm

Ice Cream Social

Our Favorite Hot 'n Dry Tradition!

Location: Poolside

 


10:00pm -11:15pm

Speed Dating

Meet that one-in-a-million sober soulmate! You might find love or your new best friend. We don't do this alone and 90% of life is just showing up. So, jump on in!

Location: Plaza Ballroom A & B

 


10:00pm—1:00am

Karaoke

Gidget goes to Hot 'n Dry Pajama Party and Karaoke sing-a-long. Do your nails, your hair, put on a face mask and sing into your hair brushes.

Location: Lobby

 


10:00pm—2:00am (Pool and Sauna closed from 2:00am—7:30am)

Night Swim

Come out and enjoy a night swim in the warm desert air.

Location: Pool


 

Friday


 

6:00am—9:00am

Breakfast Buffet

Free for registered hotel guests (all others: pay at the door)

Check-in with restaurant hostess.

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


6:45am—12:00pm

Easy Does It Golf Tournament  

All levels of players welcome! See Ritch C. and/or the golf sign-up table in the lobby for more information. Green Fees not included in registration. Meet in lobby for shuttle / carpool. NOTE: Proper golf attire required; collared shirt. No t-shirts, jeans or cut-offs allowed.

Location: O’Donnell Golf Club, 301 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs

 


7:30am—9:30am

Hike: Another Hot ‘n Dry Tradition!

Get your day started with your head in the pink clouds! The Museum Trail rises above the city and offers fabulous views of Palm Springs. We'll take this medium-level hike one-step-at-a-time. Wear appropriate shoes. Water and snack provided. Meet in lobby for shuttle / carpool.

Location: Museum Trail, 101 N Museum Dr., Palm Springs

 


7:30am—8:30am

Group Meditation

“Ask him in your morning meditation….”

Location: Plaza Ballroom D

 


8:00am—6:00pm

Marathon Meetings / Open Workshop

Grab friends and have an intimate meeting in an extraordinarily beautiful boardroom. Perfect for writing, step work, intimate small group meetings or a quiet place to meditate.

A Big Book and the 12 & 12 are in the room.

Location: Whitewater Conference Room

 


8:00am—6:00pm

Hospitality Area Open

Take a break from the sun, have a snack, visit with friends or enjoy board or card games. It’s time to sit back and relax.

Location: Lobby Business Center

 


Lobby:

8:00am—7:30pm—Registration Open

8:00am—7:30pm—Raffle Sales Open

8:00am—7:30pm—Commemoratives Sales Open

8:00am—7:30pm—Banquet Seating Sign-up

8:00am—7:30pm—Literature Sales Open

8:00am—7:30pm—Saturday Hike Sign-up Open

 


9:00am—10:00am

Bootcamp, Hosted by Seth B.

A cardio interval fitness experience that provides a high-intensity, one-hour workout that’s as effective as it is fun. All levels of experience welcome! Come get your early morning grove on!

Location: Plaza Ballroom A

 


9:00am—10:00am

A.A. Lottery Meeting

Start your day off with our lottery A.A. meeting…come meet your family from all over the world and share your experience, strength and hope for the weekend.

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


10:15am—11:15am

Workshop: Work a New Attitude!

Having a new attitude towards work & career! It all starts with being on time!

Location: Tapestry Room

 


10:15am—11:15am

Workshop: What's all this talk about prayer & meditation?

A plan for beginning & ending our day! It works-it really does.

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


12:00pm—2:00pm

Lunch: Burgers & Dogs BBQ

Be sure to bring your Friday Lunch Meal Ticket found in your registration packet.

Location: Poolside

 

 

 


1:00pm—2:00pm

Workshop: Double Winners: A.A./AL-ANON

Do I accept that I cannot control another person’s behavior?

Location: Tapestry Room

 


1:00pm—2:00pm

Workshop: Forgiveness

We have begun to learn tolerance, patience & good will towards all, even our enemies!

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


1:00pm—4:00pm

Queen of Spades Hearts Tournament

For those who prefer a more tranquil, relaxed, small group interaction but still competitive at heart--might we suggest the tournament of Hearts! All levels of experience welcome!

Location: Harvey’s Bar

 


1:00pm—4:00pm

Queen of Hearts Croquet

Dress up, wear your bathing suit or don any apparel as we mallet around the greens surrounding the pool. Exit lobby left for the first green. Grab a friend and start play at any time.

Location: Grassy Area Surrounding Pool

 


2:00pm—4:00pm

Hearts & Crafts—Bracelet Making

Make a friendship bracelet for your new Hot 'n Dry besties, bromance or make one for yourself. Beads, accessories and all components needed are provided!

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


2:15pm—3:15pm

Workshop: The 10thStep—Where am I with this step?

Setting aside time each day constructively reviewing the day looking for resentment, dishonesty, fear. Do I owe an apology? What could I have done better? It's not about beating yourself up and the day is filled with good motives and intentions. So, how do I get myself to do this?

Location: Tapestry Room

 


2:15pm—3:45pm

Workshop: Sex in Sobriety

“We all have sex problems. We would hardly be human if we didn’t”

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


3:30pm—4:30pm

Workshop: Sponsorship

“...kind & amounts of sponsorship so sorely needed.” Bill W., 1961

Location: Tapestry Room

 


4:00pm—5:00pm

Workshop: Young People's Meeting

“But he couldn’t be an alcoholic at his age, could he?

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


6:00pm—7:30pm

Dinner: Italian Feast Buffet!

Dinner Time! Don't miss out on this Italian Feast!

Be sure to bring your Friday Night Meal Ticket found in your registration packet.

Location: Plaza Ballroom

 


7:30pm—9:00pm

A.A. Opening Meeting

Speaker: Kunane D., Hauula, HI

Location: Horizon Ballroom


9:00pm—10:15pm

Show: A Hot 'n Dry Line

What happens when a group of alcoholics audition for the show at Hot 'N Dry? Find out in this spectacular, hilarious parody featuring some of A.A.'s most dynamic and talented musical performers.

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


10:15pm—Midnight

Spiritual Awakening—Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Pull out the Ouija board, the magic 8 ball and let's tarot our cards! If you couldn’t find your love with speed dating just ask the cosmos where Mr. Right is or just say hello to Marilyn, Bette or Joan.

Location: Lobby

 


10:15pm—11:15pm

Speed Dating II

Intimate relationships in recovery are encouraged. At Hot 'n Dry you might just meet that special someone. Try round two of speed dating. If nothing else, it will give you material for tomorrow's workshop, "Dating in Sobriety"

Location: Plaza Ballroom A & B

 


10:15pm—2:00am (Pool and Sauna closed from 2:000am—7:30am)

Night Swim

Come out and enjoy a night swim in the warm desert air.

Location: Pool

 


Saturday

 


6:00am—9:00am

Breakfast Buffet

Free for registered hotel guests (all others: pay at the door)

Check-in with restaurant hostess.

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


6:30am—11:00am

Don’t Slip Tennis Tournament

Join us for another Hot 'n Dry tradition. -- The Tennis Tournament. Bring your racquet and your best game. Towels, water, tennis balls and snacks provided. Meet in lobby for carpool. Start time: 7am. Sign up in lobby.

Location: Desert Princess Country Club, 28555 Landau Blvd., Cathedral City 

 


7:00am—8:00am

Guided Meditation

"Sought through prayer and meditation…". Join us for guided meditation journey and discover uncharted territories of the inner workings of your mind and spirit. This meditation is sure to leave you with wonder and awe as you discover new insights in your inner world.

Location: Plaza Ballroom D

 


7:30am—9:30am

Second Chance Hike

Missed the hike yesterday?  Want do it again?  You're in luck! The Museum Trail rises above the city and offers fabulous views of Palm Springs. We'll take this medium-level hike one-step-at-a-time. Wear appropriate shoes. Water and snack provided. Meet in lobby for carpool / shuttle.

Location: Museum Trail, 101 N Museum Dr. Palm Springs 

 


Lobby:

8:00am—1:00pm—Banquet Seating Sign-up

8:00am—6:00pm—Registration Open

8:00am—6:00pm—Raffle Sales Open

8:00am—6:00pm—Commemoratives Sales Open

8:00am—6:00pm—Literature Sales Open

 


8:00am—6:00pm

Marathon Meetings / Open Workshop

Grab friends and have an intimate meeting in an extraordinarily beautiful boardroom. Perfect for writing, step work, intimate small group meetings or a quiet place to meditate.

A Big Book and the 12 & 12 are in the room.

Location: Whitewater Conference Room

 


9:00am—10:00am

Last Chance Bootcamp, Hosted by Seth B.

A cardio interval fitness experience that provides a high-intensity, one-hour workout that’s as effective as it is fun. All levels of experience welcome! Come get your early morning grove on!

Location: Plaza Ballroom A

 


9:00am—10:00am

A.A. Lottery Meeting

Your number didn't get called at yesterday's A.A. morning meeting? We’re sure to hear from you today. Don’t be late for this terribly important date!

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


10:15am—11:15am

Workshop: Starting Over in A.A.         

Relapse starts long before the first drink!

Location: Tapestry Room

 


10:15am—11:15am

Workshop: Money and Finance

Self-Supporting alcoholics?  Who ever heard of such a thing?

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


12:00pm—2:00pm

Lunch: It's a Wrap! Lunch is Served.

Be sure to bring your Saturday Lunch Meal Ticket found in your registration packet.

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


12:30pm—12:45pm

Hot 'n Wet: A Poolside Burlesque

Just when Palm Springs couldn't get any hotter, things get steamy when our sexy A.A. dancers demonstrate the art of the tease. WARNING: THIS RIDE WILL GET YOU WET!

Location: Poolside

 


1:00pm—2:00pm

Workshop: Al-Anon

All my tricks failed: Fear & control were hard to let go!

Location: Tapestry Room

 


1:00pm—2:30pm

Workshop: Relationships in Sobriety

Fellows share their experience in bringing the principlesof

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


1:00pm—4:00pm

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Had enough sun?  Speed dating let you down? Try our hand at poker! All levels of experience welcome. Prizes awarded! Don't miss this!

Location: Harvey’s Bar

 


2:00pm—4:00pm

Hearts & Crafts—Bracelet Making II

2nd Chance: Make a friendship bracelet for your new Hot 'n Dry besties, bromance or make one for yourself. Beads, accessories and all components needed are provided!

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


2:15pm—3:15pm

Workshop: Singleness of Purpose

The A.A. Member—Medications & Other Drugs

Location: Tapestry Room

 


2:45pm—4:15pm

Workshop: Dating in Sobriety

“...we grow by our willingness to face & rectify errors & convert them into assets.” A.A. Big Book, p.,124

Location: Palm Canyon A & B

 


2:30pm—4:30pm

Assassin Game: Hide 'n Seek meets tag!

Grab photos of fellow Hot 'n Dryers before they get yours. Stay on the property. We first meet for our mug shots and identify all players. Photos at 2:30pm. Game at 2:45pm. Meet in lobby. Latecomers won't be able to play…sorry.

Location: Lobby

 


3:30pm—4:30pm

Workshop: Gratitude

We are taught to differentiate between our wants (which are never satisfied) and our needs (which are always provided for).

Location: Tapestry

 


6:00pm—7:00pm

Pre-Banquet Buffet

Come enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres and mingle before our main event.

Location: Poolside

 


7:00pm—8:30pm

A Summer's Sunset Banquet

Be sure to bring your Banquet Meal Ticket found in your registration packet.

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


8:30pm—9:45pm

A.A. Banquet Meeting

Speaker: Joe C., San Diego, CA

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


10:00pm—11:00pm

Entertainment: Comedian: Alec Mapa

Ellen DeGeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny.”  Variety   has said, “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium.

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


11:00pm—2:00am

Hot ‘n Dry Dance Extravaganza

Eddie-X returns to Hot 'n Dry for a memorable Dance Event!

Location: Tapestry Room

 


11:00pm—2:00am

Dance Recovery

Enjoy water, lemonade, a cool air-conditioned room, comfortable chairs and a quiet environment to unwind, chat with friends or recover from the Dance.

Location: Harvey’s Bar

 


10:30pm—2:00am (Pool and Sauna closed from 2:000am—7:30am)

Night Swim—Come out and enjoy a night swim in the warm desert air.

Location: Pool

 


Sunday

 


6:00am—9:00am

Breakfast Buffet

Free for registered hotel guests (all others: pay at the door)

Check-in with restaurant hostess.

Location: Terrace Restaurant

 


7:00am—8:00am

Guided Meditation & Sharing

Mediate in a community setting. Reflect on the weekend and what your higher power is saying to you. Can you hear?  Can you see where you’re headed? 

Location: Plaza Ballroom D

 


Lobby:

7:30am—9:30am—Raffle Sales Open

7:30am—9:30am—Commemoratives Sales Open

7:30am—9:30am—Literature Sales Open

 


9:30am—10:30am

A.A. Closing Meeting

Speakers: Ranging in sobriety, four Hot 'n Dry participants share their A.A. story and how the weekend has begun to reinvigorate and reenergize their experience of being sober.

Location: Horizon Ballroom

 


10:30am—11:30am

The Hot ‘n Dry Raffle!

Last chance to see if Lady Luck is on your side. Raffle sales open for 15 minutes and then it’s time for our legendary raffle hosted by your favorite slot host. Incredible prizes and an hour of gut-wrenching laughter. The perfect send-off to an amazing weekend!

Location: Horizon Ballroom