100th annual optimist international convention in ottawa, ontario in 2018!

We are co-hosting!

Our District is co-hosting the world (with two other Districts) on July 8 to 10th, 2018 in Ottawa for the 100th Annual Optimist International Convention.  The Convention will be held at the Shaw Convention Centre (formerly known as the Ottawa Convention Centre), and the hotels will be:

The Westin, Ottawa
Novotel, Ottawa
Les Suites, Ottawa

Rates for all hotels are available here.

conference Registration is online

The Optimist International Convention Schedule is now available here, but may be subject to some updates. Full details of the Junior Optimist International Convention on July 5 to 7th, are available here. Online Convention Registration is also now available online here. There are reduced rates available for: Early Bird Registration by May 1st; Advanced by June 9th; and On site (regular rates) begin June 10th. If you would like to volunteer at the conference, please sign up here: Conference Volunteer Form

We will be welcoming Optimists from all over the world to the 100th Annual International Convention in Ottawa. Let's make this the biggest and best convention ever - only fitting for a 100th convention! This page is where you will find information about everything you need to know about Convention. If you are an incoming Secretary, President, Lieutenant Governor or Governor you may need to arrive earlier to attend special training sessions or meetings. Stay tuned for the details and agenda. There are workshops throughout the convention as well as special events, ceremonies, luncheons and dinners. 

optimist star prjects. share them.

Does your Club have a special Star Project to share? Display it in the Community Involvement Expo at the Shaw Centre. Click here for the form to enter.

Welcome message to Optimists from Ottawa's Mayor 

This video was shown in Albuquerque at the Optimist Convention. It shows the introduction of Ottawa as the location of the 100th Annual Optimist International Convention, messages from the Mayor of Ottawa and the President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism and a performance by the "Mackenzie Cousins" . The video welcomes Optimists from all over the world to attend the 100th Annual Optimist International Convention in Ottawa July 8th to 10th, 2018. An excellent video it shows the highlights of where our convention will be held as well as the special events and attractions available in Ottawa. Our accommodations and the convention are in the heart of Ottawa near the canal, the Byward Market, shopping and so many of the great attractions and museums of Ottawa. Hope to see you all there!