October 29 - 31, 2021
Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, Maryland

Featured Speakers

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Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Dr. George Kolodner, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers
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Kathy Mitchell, Vice President of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Panels and Workshops

Some of the speakers at ICSAA 2021 will focus on the brain chemistry and state-of-the-art science behind alcoholism, and current theories and approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery. Other speakers and panels will investigate staying sober through the arts, through meditation, and through participation in secular AA and other programs. 

We will have a speaker who will show us how to interview and record oral histories in AA. One of the breakout rooms will offer an AA meeting every hour the conference is in session, each hosted by a different group from around the world. The conference will also feature at least two live interviews, on topics of current interest:  specifically, Joe C (the author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life) will interview William Schamberg, author of the newly released Writing The Big Book – The Creation of AA, and John S (producer of the popular podcast AA Beyond Belief, will interview John H, a “determined atheist,” as to why he is no longer associated with Conventional AA and some ideas he has for a new approach to what is now SecularAA that he refers to as Secular Recovery.

If you are interested in presenting a panel or workshop at the conference, please send us an email to secularaa@gmail.com