About Us

Where are we going?

Memphis Tennessee
***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
SERCYPAA has been postponed until 2021
new dates TBA***
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Pronounced sur-kee-pah, The Southeast Regional Conference of Young People in A.A. currently serves the geographic A.A. region that includes:

Alabama, Antigua, Arkansas, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia

The conference is held annually, usually during the months of summer.


SERCYPAA., the Southeastern Regional Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous, was started in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1974. The Conference immediately became a traveling conference; recovering A.A.’s could present a bid that would hopefully bring the Conference to their own state within the Southeast region. The Conference then was held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1975. The third SERCYPAA was awarded to Birmingham, Alabama, but never transpired. The Conference became inactive for six years.

A similarly named conference, the Southern Regional Young People’s Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, began in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. Its organizers intended to host the conference in Atlanta until attendance and finances were stable enough to become a traveling conference; that conference collapsed due to financial problems. Little is known of SERCYPAA’s history from 1985 to 1988.

In 1989, SERCYPAA was reestablished when it was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The next SERCYPAA was held in conjunction with Florida State Young People’s Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. It became its own entity again when Memphis, Tennessee received SERCYPAA in the summer of 1990. SERCYPAA has continued steadily as an annual traveling conference since 1989.

Past Host Cities

April 1974 Chattanooga, Tennessee
1975 Atlanta, Georgia
August 1976 Birmingham, Alabama
August 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
August 1982 Atlanta, Georgia
August 1983 Atlanta, Georgia
May 1984 Atlanta, Georgia
January 1989 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 1990 Jacksonville, Florida
July 1991 Memphis, Tennessee
July 1992 Warwick, Bermuda
August 1993 Augusta, Georgia
June 1994 Birmingham, Alabama
April 1995 Arlington, Virginia
June 1996 Charlotte, North Carolina
June 1997 Wilmington, North Carolina
June 1998 Charleston, South Carolina
August 1999 Louisville, Kentucky
May 2000 Atlanta, Georgia
May 2001 Cocoa Beach, Florida
July 2002 Columbia, South Carolina
May 2003 Jackson, Tennessee
July 2004 Reston, Virginia
July 2005 Memphis, Tennessee
October 2006 Tampa, Florida
July 2007 Reston, Virginia
September 2008 Nashville, Tennessee
September 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana
July 2010 Louisville, Kentucky
June 2011 Little Rock, Arkansas
July 2012 Olive Branch, Mississippi
August 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
June 2014 Wilmington, North Carolina
August 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana
June 2016 Atlanta, Georgia
June 2017 St. Petersburg, Florida
July 2018 Charlotte, North Carolina
May 2019 Little Rock, Arkansas
TBA 2021 Memphis, Tennessee