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Parallel District Conferences

Grow from the best training that Optimist International has to offer - agendas designed for current leaders, past leaders, future leaders and every Optimist Member!

Middle America
(October 8-9)

Mid Atlantic

(October 15-17)

Northeast & Great Lakes
(October 22-24)

St. Lawrence

(October 29-31)

Great Plains

(November 5-7)


(November 12-14)


(November 19-21)

Fantastic Fellowship at a Conference Near You!
Meet, laugh and make friends with Optimists from all over your region, your Governor, your International Vice President and your 2010-2011 International President, Danny Rodgers, and First Lady Jill.

Seize this dynamic opportunity to take your Club to new heights in shaping the greatest generation yet.

Know that every Optimist is invited and encouraged to attend, especially Club Presidents - your Club and those you serve will benefit from this fun and inspirational event.

A Note from President Danny Rodgers
Dear Optimists,
What was only a dream a year ago has now become a reality. I am so excited about the Parallel District Conferences, coming to a neighborhood near you, this fall. Together with your Vice President and your Governor, we are doing everything possible to make this a weekend for you to grow, enjoy fellowship and learn so that on Monday morning, you will have new and innovative ways to "Bring Out the Best in Kids." I sincerely hope that you are planning to join Jill and me for this amazing Optimist weekend. I'll see you there. Be sure you come up and say hello!

Danny Rodgers
International President

Middle America Region
East Missouri (30), Illinois (12), Indiana North (04), Indiana South (05), Ohio (24) and
West Missouri (36)

October 8-9
Branson, Missouri
Radisson Hotel
(800) 333-3333

Thanks to all who attended the Middle America PDC!


Mid Atlantic Region
Capital-Virginia (16), Kentucky-West Virginia (03), Maryland-South Delaware (33),
North Carolina East (43), North Carolina West (44) and Tennessee (11)

October 15-17
Asheville, North Carolina
Crowne Plaza Resort
(888) 233-9527
About the Conference - Something new is happening in October!

Registration is now closed for the conference and hotel.

Northeast & Great Lakes Region
Atlantic Central (02), Atlantic Northeast (01), Central Ontario (47), Michigan (17),
Midwestern Ontario (46) and Southwestern Ontario (45)

October 22-24
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls Hilton
(905) 354-7887

Registration is now closed. Thanks to all that attended.

St. Lawrence Region
Eastern Ontario (49), Québec Central (50), Québec East - Acadia (55),
Québec East - North Shore (54), Quebec South (52) and Québec West (53)

October 29-31
Laval, Quebec
Sheraton Laval Hotel

Registration is now closed. Thanks to all that attended.

Great Plains Region
Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming (13), Dakotas-Manitoba-Minnesota (35),
Iowa (40), Nebraska (10), Southern Wisconsin (09) and Wisconsin North-Upper Michigan (23)

November 5-7
Bloomington (Minneapolis), Minnesota
Holiday Inn and Suites

Registration is now closed. Thanks to all that attended.

Southwest Region
Arkansas (34), Colorado-Wyoming (25), Kansas (37), New Mexico-West Texas (19),
North Texas (38), Oklahoma (07) and South Texas (06)

November 12-14
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Sheraton Dallas North Hotel
(972) 661-3600 or (866) 716-8134
Registration Form
Hotel Info
Hotel Website
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    To make hotel reservations, modify or cancel a reservation, or to learn more about the hotel, please click here.
    *You can make hotel registrations through November 14, 2010

    Special Guests
    International President Danny Rodgers will be the PDC's Saturday evening keynote speaker!

    The Magic of Leadership - Past International President Michel Listenberger will team up with 2010-2011 International Leadership Development Chair Paul Lucas to present an audience participation session titled "The Magic of Leadership."

Southeast Region
Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi (29), Caribbean (78), Georgia (21), North Florida (60),
South Carolina (22) and South Florida (61)

November 19-21
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort
Tentative Agenda - This agenda is subject to change
Get in the Arena - First call!
Leadership Development Training Program - The PDC can help you become a stronger leader in your Club, Zone and District!
Keynote Speaker Wesley Boynes - Learn about our keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremonies!
Hotel Information
Hotel Reservations
Online Registration Form