SOCALYPAA is an annual and large scale conference of the Southern California Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. The purpose of this conference is to carry the message of AA to the alcoholic who still suffers, and to foster a consistent fellowship that will continue to thrive.
The formation of SOCALYPAA stemmed from GSDYPAA, the Greater San Diego Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous committee, when some current and former members experienced the excitement and fervor brought by their participation in the ACYPAA 2008 bid process.
California is unique in that its community of young people in recovery is highly dense. Because of this, we of SOCALYPAA feel that this state would benefit greatly from a second annual YPAA Conference. The unifying effect of bidding for and hosting a conference on this scale is something that all areas, in all parts of the country, should have the privilege of experiencing. It is our hope that we will inspire other parts of California to develop conferences of their own.