The International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ICYPAA) was founded for the purpose of providing a setting for an annual celebration of sobriety among young people in AA.
ICYPAA is a self-supporting A.A. event. Therefore, each attendee must register for the conference. Hosting a large-scale A.A. event takes money, and the host committee sets its registration fees at the rate they need in order to run a fiscally responsible event. A scholarship fund exists in order to help pay the registration fees for attendees who cannot afford the full registration amount.