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Optimist International Convention


2017 Convention

Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 6-8, 2017

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Select events of the Optimist International Convention will be streaming LIVE.

2017 Convention

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and pion and you’ll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other.

Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered. For business or pleasure, Albuquerque is a must-see destination in the American Southwest. Albuquerque-It’s a Trip you’ll never forget!

Optional Group Tours

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We can't wait to see Optimist Members from around the world at the 2017 Optimist International Convention in Albuquerque!
Keynote Speaker

2016 Convention
1,000+ Optimists gathered in Quebec City for the 2016 Optimist International Convention!
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General Sessions Videos
Future Conventions
Optimist International has its sights set on a few great destinations over the next several years.

July 8-10, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario
July 1-3, 2019 - Louisville, Kentucky

If you have any questions, please send them to convention@optimist.org or call (800) 500-8130.