Will be held in Phoenix Arizona October 26 -28, 2018 Pre-registration will open in October 2017.
Western Service Learning Days (WSLD) is an annual conference that focuses on Narcotics Anonymous services in Public Information (PI)/Public Relations (PR), Phonelines, Web Pages, Outreach, and Hospitals and Institutions (H&I). Thus, giving NA members an opportunity to learn and share about issues and solutions. The event is hosted each year by a different Narcotics Anonymous Area or Region within thirteen western United States, two western Provinces of Canada, and Mexico.
Western Service Learning Days (WSLD), formerly called the Western States Public Information Learning Days Convention (WSPILD), started in Fife Washington in 1987 and has continued on an annual basis since then. The event was originally conceived to help inform interested addicts about Public Information, to improve their skills and knowledge base for implementing PI projects in their areas and regions. Learn more about Western Service Learning Days at WSLD.org.
As Phonelines was included with PI on a world level, in 1991 the event evolved to include Phonelines workshops. In 1997 Northern California hosted the first (and last) Western States Hospitals and Institutions Learning Days (WSH&ILD) planned as a coordinated event with WSPILD 11. In 1996 a motion was made and unanimously passed to expand the scope to include H&I beginning in 1999. Beginning with WSLD 12 in 1998, British Columbia began fulfilling the spirit of that motion a year earlier than required.