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World Convention


Registration is now open for our 38th World Convention, The Power of Love! The convention will be held 29 August through 1 September 2024, at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Details and links below. See you there!

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Check out these quick WCNA videos: 

WCNA 38 Teaser Video | WCNA Inspiration | WCNA Then & Now

WCNA 38 is now on sale! Pre-registration, events, and hotel blocks are open at the links below. More to come! Links will open soon for more events, tours, and volunteer sign-up. Watch this space! Of course, we’ll also email announcements when new information is available. Register for WCNA or sign up for one of our distribution lists to be notified:

WCNA FAQCancellation FAQ

The FAQ will help explain some of the details that aren’t covered by the other links below. We will update the FAQ periodically, as more information becomes available.

NA World Services contracts with a number of providers to help make the World Convention a special occasion. We offer these links as a service, and not to imply an endorsement or affiliation beyond the contracted service.


Registration for WCNA 38 begins at $175 US. We know it’s more than other conventions. WCNA costs a lot to produce—and more this year than ever before. We expect this to be the largest convention we’ve ever held, and the facilities required to hold us—the security required for a large event in a capital city— translations, ADA accommodations, equipment and labor—the technology to make the meetings visible and available in the convention center and around the world—the costs will exceed revenue from registration. We count on merchandise sales to make up the remainder, and meeting our hotel room blocks helps defray some facilities expenses. The WCNA workgroup and more than 1500 volunteers make this event possible. Each of us demonstrates the Power of Love in our actions and goodwill as we bring an event this big and complex into reality.  Click here for registration.


We have contracted with over 25 hotels for this event, and have negotiated some great rates for members. Because there is so much to see and do in DC, our hotels have agreed to honor convention rates three days before and after WCNA 38. While we realize some people are accustomed to booking on their own, it really helps WCNA when you book rooms in our room block. And because so many rooms in the major hotels are reserved for us, trying to book directly with the hotels may result in a message that they are sold out, or available only at a premium price. A map of the convention site and hotels, and information about each hotel are available. Click here for hotel reservations.


Get 15% off a wide selection of tours with the code WCNALOVE:


The convention center is large and it’s hot in DC this time of year. If you need mobility assistance or medical equipment to make your trip safe and comfortable, contact

Speaker Recordings

You don't have to have an active registration to order the recordings. You (and your local event planning committees!) can have access to the Power of Love, whether or not you plan to be there. 

Use this link to order the full set on CD:

Use this link to order the full set on a convenient custom thumb drive:


The City

Travel & Getting Around

Hospitals & Urgent Care


In order to volunteer to be of service at WCNA 38, members must be registered for the convention. Please make sure you have time to pick up your registration package before your service commitment starts.

After you sign up for a volunteer slot (or slots!), you will receive a confirmation email.

(The software we use to gather the volunteer information and send the confirmation email comes from a company called “Golden.” We are not affiliated with that company, and are unable to change the email footer.) 

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