• 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
Oratorical World Championships1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)2 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences3 Official Suppliers4 Welcome New Clubs5 Optimist Junior Golf6 Friend of Optimists7

Optimist International Convention

June 30-July 2, 2016

Hilton Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Registration, Agenda & Details

Online registration will be open soon.

Detailed agenda will be available soon.

For questions, email convention@optimist.org.

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

Travel Information

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

Welcome to Quebec City

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

Keynote Speaker

Optimist International has arranged for an exciting keynote speaker for our annual convention.

Swen Nater - Seven Feet of Motivation!

"For over thirty years, Swen Nater has been a highly-sought-after motivational speaker and has presented his energetic, humorous, and powerful messages around the world for corporations, schools, and various organizations."


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

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

2015 Convention

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

Photo Gallery
New Orleans Convention Photos

2015 Convention Recordings