106th Optimist International Convention

Niagara Falls, Ontario

June 22-26, 2024

The 106th Optimist International Convention will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 22 to 26, 2024. It promises to be a fantastic chance to hear motivational speakers, attend workshops, meet and socialize with other Optimists, and have fun!

Did you know, that the Optimist Club of Toronto was the first club to be chartered outside of the United States in January 1924? Since then, over 500 clubs have been chartered across Canada. Don’t miss the opportunity to help celebrate 100 Years of Optimism in Canada during the Convention!

Registration is not open yet; however, when it is - we will post a link to the registration on this website. 


Location

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel

5875 Falls Ave. 

Niagara Falls, ON 

L2G 3K7

Schedule

Saturday, June 22

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. VPs/GOVs Training

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. VPs-Elect/GOVs-Elect Training

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Registration Open

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. House of Optimism (Expo) Open

4:30-5:30 p.m. First Timers Program

6:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting

7 p.m. Opening Ceremony (Parade of Flags/National Anthems/Welcome/Etc.) Taste of Canada Reception

Sunday, June 23

Bringing Out the Best in Youth

AM Day breaker (TBD i.e., yoga)

8 a.m.-5 p.m. House of Optimism (Expo)

8 a.m.-5 p.m. House of Optimism (Expo)

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. General Session (Keynote speaker TBD)

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Heritage of Optimism Brunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. District Chair Training
1. Growth
2. Member Engagement & Retention
3. Marketing
4. Leadership Development
5. District Secretary-Treasurer

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshops

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Workshops

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Foundations Donor Appreciation Reception (By invitation)

8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Trivia Night

Monday, June 24

Bringing Out the Best in our Communities

AM Day breaker (TBD i.e., yoga)

8 a.m.-5 p.m. House of Optimism (Expo)

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. General Session (Keynote Speaker TBD)

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Service Project(s)

12-4:30 p.m. Service Project(s)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshops

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Workshops

6:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-Banquet Reception

7:30-9:30 p.m. Presidents Banquet/Gala

9:30-11:30 p.m. President’s Gala/Dance

Tuesday, June 25

Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves

AM Day breaker (TBD i.e., yoga)

7:30-9 a.m. Foundations Past Pres Breakfast (By invitation)

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. House of Optimism (EXPO)

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Registration

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. General Session

8:00 a.m. -1:45 p.m. Credentials

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. General Session w/ keynote

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Town Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Business Session

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closing General Session w/ President Tracy Huxley

5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Wm. H Harrison Recep

6 p.m. District Night Out/Dinners

Wednesday, June 26

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. International President-Elect Breakfast
Meet 24-25 International
President Jan Oord Graves

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free Time for Local Site Seeing Tours 


Accommodations

Call 1-800-519-9911 to make a hotel reservation at the Sheraton Fallsview or the Crowne Plaza, and request the group rate for "Optimist International" or reference the code OIT for Crowne Plaza and OPT for Sheraton Fallsview

Room rates are quoted in Canadian Currency.

Sheraton Fallsview

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Crowne Plaza Fallsview


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