YPAA Convention in Italy

The name ITALYPAA stands for Italian Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (YPAA) movement was born in North America as the result of an AA gathering of Young People at Niagara Falls in 1957.
Bill W., at the 1960 A.A. Convention, noted that the age of new members was much lower than when he and Dr. Bob founded A.A., 25 years earlier. In the letter written to the 12th ICYPAA (International Conference YPAA) in 1969, Bill W. is quoted saying: -

“...in the recent years I have found nothing for greater inspiration than the knowledge that A.A. of tomorrow will be safe, and certainly magnificent in the keeping of you who are the younger generation of A.A. today.”.

The next ICYPAA conference will take place in San Francisco, September 2023 and will be in its 63rd year in a row that this event has been running.
ITALYPAA was born as the result of the European wide YPAA convention ‘EURYPAA’ held in Rome in 2015, where a group of Italian alcoholics, young in age and at heart, were given the opportunity to form a committee and put on their first young person’s convention, meet other members from other countries and hear some great recovery mixed with lots of fun!
This EURYPAA event in 2015 led the committee to have the desire to create a similar YPAA event within Italy too, with both English and Italian speaking meetings.
ITALYPAA, like all YPAA events, changes its location every year: in 2016,2017 and 2018 respectively in Milan, then Vicenza in 2019 Vicenza and in 2022 in Bologna. In 2023, ITALYPAA will take place in the beautiful city of Treviso, near Venice in North East of Italy.
In Europe we also have SCANCYPAA (Scandinavian YPAA), IREYPAA (Ireland YPAA), BALTYPAA (Baltics YPAA), SWENCYPAA (Swedish YPAA), FINYPAA (Finnish YPAA) as well as EURYPAA (European YPAA) which will be held in Berlin in 2023.
With the term ‘young’ we mean all who are alcoholics in recovery that are willing to grow. Alcoholism does not have age barriers! ITALYPAA is an event with the primary purpose of carrying the AA message to all our members and the still suffering alcoholic.


BILL W. Letter to ICYPAA


Meetings are held both in English and Italian. Guest speakers from around the world attend and our main evening meetings are in English with simultaneous translation into Italian.

More about YPAA

See also EURYPAA (European Convention YPAA)website and ICYYPAA website (International Conference YPAA) website




All our meetings will take place in the conference rooms at the Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese Via Terraglio, 175 - 31022 Preganziol, Treviso. Hotel website: www.hotelbolognese.com
To view the map fort he location of the convention Hotel, please click here.


By the 28th of February, you can pre-register for the convention for €15 per person using a PayPal payment (ideally friends and family so we don’t pay commission) by clicking the link at the bottom of the page or asking for payment information via email italypaa2023@gmail.com.


There are 38 Standard/Classic double rooms and 52 Superior double rooms available for exclusive reservation for our members

Prices are inclusive of: Breakfast, free parking, fast Wi-Fi and swimming pool.
At the time of your reservation, it will be also be possible to book the Saturday’s evening buffet dinner at the cost of €25 per person which can be added to the room booking directly.
BOOKING CODE: italypaa (all in small letters) Please use booking code when making your room reservation from the hotel website here.


At the booking time you need a credit card to guarantee your room reservation.
- 6 days before arriving a payment will be taken equal to the amount of the 1st night.
- 4 days before arriving a payment will be taken equal to the amount of the 2nd night plus restaurant buffet fees if reserved.


- Up to 7 days before arriving no cancellation fee.
- From 6 to 4 days before arriving cancellation will be the 1st night stay amount.
- From 3 days before arriving cancellation fee will be charged 100% (full amount) of the stay.


VENEZIA città d’arte e di storia. E’ possibile visitare anche le isole di Murano, famosa per le sculture di vetro e Burano per i merletti.

Palazzo del Doge / Doge Palace

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TREVISO si trova a 30min di treno da Venezia ed una città medievale che conserva ancora il fascino della sua storia.

Vista di Piazza dei Signori / View of Square of the Lords

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