Welcome to SERC


The Southeast Regional Conference of Young People in A.A. currently serves the geographic A.A. region that includes:

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

The conference is held annually, mostly during the summer months.


S.E.R.C.Y.P.A.A., 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 S.E.R.C.Y.P.A.A. 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 folded due to finances. Little is known of SERCYPAA’s history from 1985 to 1988.

In 1989, S.E.RC.Y.P.A.A. was reestablished when it was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The next S.E.R.C.Y.P.A.A. was held in conjunction with Florida State Young People’s Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. It became its own entity again when Memphis, Tennessee received S.E.R.C.Y.P.A.A. in the summer of 1990. S.E.R.C.Y.P.A.A. 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, Virgina
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, Virgina
September 2008 Nashville, Tennessee