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International Conference of Secular AA

The International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) has been postponed for one year for health and safety reasons.  It has been rescheduled for October 28 – 30, 2022.

The conference hotel (Hyatt Regency Bethesda, in Bethesda, Maryland, a close suburb of Washington, DC) and special conference rate remain the same.  Mention “ICSAA” to get the special hotel rate of $129/night.

If you have already paid for ICSAA2020 or ICSAA2021, the Host City Chair, Gregg O, will send you an e-mail asking if you want your payment returned now or held for 2022.  You may also contact him directly at


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This was the great contribution of our atheists and agnostics. They had widened our gateway so that all who suffer might pass through, regardless of belief or lack of belief.

- Bill W.

Listen to the audio recording of Dr. George Koob speaking at Virtual ICSAA 2020

Dr. Koob is an internationally recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. He is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), where he provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the public health burden associated with alcohol misuse.

This is a recording of a talk he gave at the International Conference of Secular AA, held online on December 5, 2020. Dr. Koob was introduced by Gregg Ottinger, the Host City Chair for the upcoming conference in Washington, D.C. (learn more and register now). You can learn more about Dr. Koob at the NIAA website.