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2023 Optimist International Convention

July 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - July 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Attention all Optimist Members!

Registration for the 2023 Optimist International Convention from July 1st to 5th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City (Arlington, Virginia) is now open.


The nightly room rate at the Hyatt Regency is $129.00 (USD) plus taxes. This rate is available for check-in as early as June 29th with check-out as late as July 6th.  The hotel is one of the closest hotels to Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA) and has a shuttle service to and from the airport (5 minutes away).


Full conference EARLY BIRD registration for members is $384.37 (CDN) if paid for by May 1st, 2023.   Note, this does not include add-ons like the formal banquet.


The keynote speaker for this convention is Amy Downs (Oklahoma City Bombing Survivor and Motivational Speaker).  She began her career as a teller 32 years ago working for the Credit Union located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. In 1995, she was one of the last survivors to be pulled from the rubble following the Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 people including 18 of her 33 co-workers at the credit union. Embracing her second chance at life, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment. She went from a 355 lb couch potato to completing a full Ironman Triathlon. From a teller who couldn’t pass a math class to the CEO with a master’s degree in business administration. Amy still works for the same credit union which also survived the bombing, now called Allegiance Credit Union, serving as the president and CEO.  For more information about Amy, please read the People Magazine article about her by CLICKING HERE.

Because the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel is just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, there will be a great opportunity to watch the Fourth of July Fireworks.

For more information on the convention, how to book a room, or how to register, please CLICK HERE

Last year’s Convention in Reno was a great learning opportunity and a lot of fun.  We are sure the conference in 2023 will be even better!



July 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
July 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan International Airport
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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