• Oratorical World Championships Students from around the world to compete for scholarships
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
Oratorical World Championships1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)2 Official Suppliers3 Welcome New Clubs4 Optimist Junior Golf5 Friend of Optimists6

Optimist International Convention

June 30-July 2, 2016

Hilton Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Rediscover Optimism

Optimists from around the world will travel to the 98th Optimist International Convention, June 30-July 2, 2016. Rediscover Optimism in Quebec 2016.

2016 Save the Date Flyer

Welcome to Quebec City

The mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, welcomes Optimist International to Quebec City for its annual International Convention in 2016.

Travel Information

For information about passports, airport, travel discounts, parking and more, click here.

Future Conventions

Optimist International has its sights set on a few great destinations over the next several years.

July 6-8, 2017 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.

2015 Convention

1,000+ Optimists gathered in New Orleans for the 2015 Optimist International Convention!


July 9-11, 2015
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Photo Gallery
New Orleans Convention Photos

2015 Convention Recordings