• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
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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.

Future Conventions

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

2017 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
2018 - Ottawa, Ontario


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

Live Stream Recordings
Opening Ceremonies

First Business Session

Second/Closing Business Session

Photo Gallery
New Orleans Convention Photos