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VARSITY

 

GSM2020  

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT...

Your journey to New York won't leave you spending every moment on hotel property; GSM is not that kind of a conference or roundup. Each night of the conference, we will take you on an exploration to experience some of the best neighborhoods of New York City. For this year,  of our workshops will be on hotel property. And at night, we will trek together to our nightly big meetings and events around the city. 

 

We encourage you to have some fun - take some selfies and enjoy yourselves. As we like to say, if you see someone by themselves, please reach out and invite them to join your group for fellowship. We want no one feeling left behind. We want everyone to have an adventure in sobriety while they are at the conference! That is what the GSM experience is about.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Our goal is for you to have an unforgettable weekend. Over the last year a team of over 75 people have been working together to put on a life changing conference for each and every one of you. You will redefine what team spirit means with your sober brothers! GSM 2020 will help you create a stronger foundation in your recovery, build connection with other fellows in ways you never thought possible and develop the kind of relationships and memories that will stand the test of time. 

We hope you can join us in New York in the summer of 2020. It is your time to relax, have fun, and do something you’ve never done before. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to myself, or any team member. 

Yours in Love & Service,

Landon

2020 Co-Chair

THE AGENDA

(Keep Coming Back...

we are feverishly working on it!)

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THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2020

The Ride

1:30pm

ALREADY WAITLISTED!

A new immersive experience!
See midtown Manhattan with a talent-filled, comedic, customized tour.  

  

New York City

Andy

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thursday june 25, 2020

THE WELCOME

MEETING

8m

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

In Memoriam, Over the Rainbow 

by specially invited artist.

AA Speaker Meeting

San Francisco

Drew 

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friday June 26, 2020 

morning glory run

7:30am

All levels welcome. We will break you into a group for a light joggers and a group for the speedy queens. Goes up Timers Square, through Central Park and back to the hotel lobby. 

New York City

Jerry

Soccer Player

friday June 26, 2020 

time out

meditation

8am

Take a break in the middle of the weekend to regroup and clear your mind once again. This group meditation will give participants the opportunity to pause and become aware of how the weekend is going for them. 

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

Facing fear 

1:30pm

Matteo was brutally attacked and left for dead on the streets of Los Angeles. Through the miracle of recovery, he and his attacker are now best friends. GSM is honored to have Matteo share the Academy Award-nominated documentary Facing Fear, to be followed by a facilitated questions-and-answer session to address topics such as forgiveness, healing old wounds, and family relationships. 

Los Angeles

Matteo

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friday June 26, 2020 

IN the flow

3:30pm

Join the founder of Divine Spark Coaching for an innovative workshop on learning to take the quality of our sobriety and the joy in our lives to a whole other level through the sharing of personal stories, along with fun and rewarding exercises to help us let go of limiting paradigms. 

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

The Opening Meeting

8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

Welcome to the biggest sober pep rally you've ever seen!

Roll Call for states and countries!

CMA Speaker Meeting with AA participation.

San Antonio

Cel

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saturday June 27, 2020 

morning glory run

7:30am

All levels welcome. We will break you into a group for a light joggers and a group for the speedy queens. Goes up Timers Square, through Central Park and back to the hotel lobby. 

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

time out meditation

8am

Take a break in the middle of the weekend to regroup and clear your mind once again. This group meditation will give participants the opportunity to pause and become aware of how the weekend is going for them. 

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

team players: a visual approach to the steps

10am

TBA

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

THE FINISH LINE!

sober and alive

1:30pm

Join a diverse panel of GSMs who will share experience, strength and hope for living your sober life to the fullest. Inspired by Living Sober, our panelists will address sponsorship, creativity, community involvement, and many other topics encountered on the "broad highway" of recovery. 

Fort Lauderdale

John

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saturday June 27, 2020 

the big meeting

8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm. 

We are going back to school for this special speaker meeting. 

Special cheer performance. 

Sobriety Countdown!

Spectacular skyline views!

New York City

Mike

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saturday June 27, 2020 

marathon meetings

11:30pm

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. All are welcome.

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Mike

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saturday June 27, 2020 

the march

12pm

The NYC Pride March is the largest pride parade in the world. Be proud of who you are. March with your fellows. Dance in the streets. All are welcome. LGBTQ+ inclusive. Special DJ on our double decker bus. 

New York City

Mimi

sunday June 28, 2020 

the dance 

on the river

8pm

All are welcome at the best sober dance party in the country! LGBTQ+ inclusive. Food and drink available on board for purchase.

Fireworks spectacular.

Special guest DJ, Larry T

Included with your registration. We do sell tickets to to non conference participants for this night only. 

San Francisco

Juan

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THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2020

ORIENTATION 101

4pm

First time at GSM? Join our program team for this orientation session, where you'll learn how to make the most of your conference experience. We will share experiences on everything from participating in the workshops to what to expect on Pride Sunday. We will also offer an opportunity to connect with a mentor alumni from previous GSM Conferences. 

Knoxville

Landon

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thursday june 25, 2020

ROOFTOP

SCAVENGER SOCIAL

10Pm

Get to know your fellows and win a prize if you win the game. Light food & drinks are included - the view of Times Square makes a perfect selfie! 

New York City

Joe

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friday June 26, 2020 

ROOFTOP YOGA

8AM

RSVP. All levels are welcome for morning rooftop yoga at this classic Broadway theater directly across the street from the hotel. 

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

GAME-CHANGER

10am

Join life coach and author of Best Self: Be You, Only Better for an interactive workshop where you'll learn to embrace your authenticity. You've seen him on Dr. Phil, now learn from him at GSM! 

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

hot sober sex

1:30pm

Sex is a part of life, but sober sex can be tricky. Explore issues like cross-addiction, body dysmorphia, and dating in this dynamic, interactive workshop led by our own sex experts. 

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

WHAT DID YOU SAY?

3:30pm

How often do you feel not heard, not understood ? Do you communicate in a way to be heard ? This interactive workshop give us an opportunity to test our communication. Not only is it an eye opener; it's an ear opener! 

Brooklyn

Cathy

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friday June 26, 2020 

game night

pool party

10pm

Have some fun. Play some games. Make a splash in the pool.                No judgements!

Minneapolis

Eric 

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saturday June 27, 2020 

ROOFTOP YOGA

8AM

RSVP. All levels are welcome for morning rooftop yoga at this classic Broadway theater directly across the street from the hotel. 

New York City

Jerry

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SATURday June 27, 2020 

ENERGETIC ATTRACTION

10am

TBA

Austin

Andrew and Zach

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saturday June 27, 2020 

lunch break

11:30am

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. 

New York City

Mike

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saturday June 27, 2020 

FIRESIDE CHAT

WITH MARC J.

3:30pm

Join keynote speaker Marc Jacobs for an "Actors Studio-style" conversation about sobriety, creativity, and success. This is sure to be an entertaining and thought-provoking session! 

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

the big show

9:30pm

All we are permitted to say is that "you're going to love it!"  For registered participants only! 

Los Angeles

Ruaraidh

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sunday June 28, 2020 

bagel breakfast

9:30am

For today's biggest day, load up on carbs, fruit, coffee, and orange juice. We draw you in with free food in the hopes that you'll participate in the yearly elections!

Minneapolis

Eric

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sunday June 28, 2020 

parade

viewing social

12pm

For those who would prefer to relax and watch the parade go by, we have set up a friendly space with drinks and NY Pizza. Air-conditioned. 

San Francisco

Sebastien

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THURSDAY June 25, 2020

evening mixer

5pm

Meet up at Patrick's Restaurant for a social mixer and delicious food for the dinner break. This is where you can make a new friend.  Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount when you show your badge. 

San Francisco

Sébastien

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friday June 26, 2020 

midnight meeting

12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. All are welcome.

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

THE TRIP - SPINNING

8am

RSVP. All levels welcome. Meet up in the lobby and we will walk a few blocks to the spinning studio located in New York's hottest sport's club! No special shoes required. 

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

lunch break

11:30am

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 
10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. 

New York City

Mike

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friday June 26, 2020 

VARSITY WORKSHOP

1:30pm

TBA

New York City

Jerry

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friday June 26, 2020 

dinner break

5pm

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. There is also a group going to Katz's Deli near tonight's Opening meeting. 

New York City

Mike

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friday June 26, 2020 

marathon meetings

12am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. All are welcome.

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

THE TRIP - SPINNING

8am

A more intimate meeting where you can share with your fellows. All are welcome.

12-Step meeting format.

New York City

Jerry

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saturday June 27, 2020 

TRAINING WORKSHOP

10am

In this cutting-edge presentation, fitness icon David Barton and author of Spiritual Adrenaline, Tom Shanahan will teach participants how to utilize nutrition to turn your gut into a powerhouse producer of serotonin and other feel-good hormones to supercharge your recovery and lower your chances of relapse. We will also learn how weight training can help fight disease and leave you feeling and looking better than ever!  

New York City

David B. & Tom S.  

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saturday June 27, 2020 

game-changer

1:30pm

Take your sobriety to the next level with this game-changing workshop. Cathy helps you discover and discard the character defects holding you back in recovery, holding you back in life. What you seek to let go of is written on a rock. This workshop culminates with the powerful experience of dropping the rock at the feet of the Statue of Liberty, the ultimate symbol of freedom, during Sunday night's celebratory dance cruise.  

Brooklyn

Cathy

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saturday June 27, 2020 

dinner break

5pm

Enjoy one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Make sure to invite fellows traveling on their own. That's how we take care of each other at GSM. 10% discount at Patrick's when you show your badge. 

New York City

Mike

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saturday June 27, 2020 

the big raffle

11pm

Win big at our annual raffle! Prizes from Apple, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, and Supreme! 

San Francisco

Peaches Christ

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sunday June 28, 2020 

elections

10:30am

Get a chance to get involved and help us plan the next conference. There are tons of service opportunities and something for everyone. At GSM, we are family!

Knoxville

Landon

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sunday June 28, 2020 

dinner break

5pm

We recommend grabbing a quick bite near the ship or near the hotel. Many fellows like Gotham Market.

New York City

Christian