• 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
  • Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences Leadership training to bring out the best in your Club
  • 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
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Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences

Optimist International is proud to introduce its 2016 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences. You are invited to join us for an exciting program developed for all Optimist leaders. This unique training experience will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a relevant and thriving organization. Each summit/conference will offer energetic and inspiring trainers who will provide training and skills building exercises designed to help each participant become a better leader and improve the operation of their Optimist Club.

All Optimist Members are encouraged to attend. There are multiple summits/regional conferences planned for the second and third quarters of this Optimist year, geographically located to accommodate a majority of Optimist Members.

Topics and Descriptions:
For a preview of summit topics and descriptions, click here.

For a list of summit trainers and bios, click here.

Dates and Locations:

February 27, 2016
Jacksonville, FL

March 5, 2016
Reno, NV

March 19, 2016
Richmond, VA

April 16, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

April 23, 2016
WinStar World Casino, OK

April 30, 2016
Niagara Falls, ON

May 14, 2016
Bloomington, MN

May 28, 2016

Register by fax or mail by downloading a form below. Online registration will be available soon.

Registration Form (for US and Caribbean Members)
Registration Form (for Canadian Members)

For more information or answers to any questions, please send an email to leadership@optimist.org or call 800.500.8130.