Convention Committee

The purpose of the Convention Committee shall be to process bids for annual conventions, to assist
host districts in planning the conventions, and to conduct conventions when the Area is the host.

For the full version of the Convention Committee Guidelines, please refer to the most recent version of the VAC Service Manual.


Registration is open for the upcoming 2024 VAC Convention to be held on Friday, August 9 – 11, 2024 in Roanoke, VA.


This year’s SERCYPAA Conference: The New Treasure will be held in Area 71 in Norfolk at the
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel Labor Day Weekend August 29, 2024 to September 01, 2024!!!

SERCYPAA is the South-East Regional Conference of Young People in Alcoholics
Anonymous…What a mouth full! It encompasses the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia, and West Virginia. The conference rotates on a yearly basis by YPAA committee
putting together a bid to win the opportunity to host, and this year that’s Virginia! Virginia last
won the bid in 2007.

Always remember that YPAA (Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous) is for the Young and
Young at Heart! All are Welcome to Attend and Celebrate the gift of Sobriety! It doesn’t matter if
you have 0 days or 70 years sober.

The Mission of the Virginia SERCYPAA Host Committee

Our primary purpose is to generate awareness of this growing, vibrant fellowship of young
people in Alcoholics Anonymous, and further, the outreach of the message of hope this
fellowship carries through the process of Bidding and Hosting for SERCYPAA.
About the Virginia SERCYPAA Host Committee

The 2024 SERCYPAA Host Committee is a group of Alcoholics Anonymous members, from the
state of Virginia who desire to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous in accordance with
the 12-Steps, 12-Traditions, 12-Concepts for World Service, and the AA Service Manual.

How Do I Get Involved?

To get involved you can reach out to the host committee online at

2025 Alcoholic's Anonymous International Convention

The AA International Convention is held every 5 years in North America. In 2025 it will be held in
Vancouver, BC, July 3-6, 2025.

As the convention planning is formalized, information will be shared on the AA website at Many in our community have had DUI’s that might prevent them from traveling to Canada, but there are ways to overcome that barrier to entry. If you have questions about traveling to Canada, there is an FAQ page where you can find information about Canada’s immigration law. Visit

Would your District be open to considering hosting an upcoming VAC Convention?

The Convention Committee is here to help from start to finish. We have a sample bid packet to guide
you and several “voices of experience” as well. Email us at with any
questions or to make us aware of your interest. Just complete the form below and The Convention
Committee Chairperson will he happy to answer your questions and provide information on how to put
a convention bid together.

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