TOPS Events

No matter the occasion, TOPS members make it an event that is inspiring and fun for real people working toward real weight loss. Sure, there’s the annual International Recognition Days convention, but members across North America are meeting for workshops, rallies, recognition ceremonies, retreats, and other events throughout the year. Find out about upcoming events.

Save the Date—2021 Local Events

2020 Events Impacted by Coronavirus

Some events have gone to a virtual format while others have been rescheduled or postponed. You may also peruse our list of upcoming events planned across the U.S. and Canada.  Join other TOPS members from your area for inspiration and camaraderie.

International Recognition Days

Why Come to IRD?

Among the most inspiring, uplifting experiences for TOPS members is attending International Recognition Days, known simply as IRD. Nonmembers are also welcome to attend IRD and see what being part of the TOPS family is all about.

Highlights of IRD include crowning the International King and Queen and runners up and the KOPS Circle of Light that recognizes members who have maintained their weight loss—some for 50 years or more. Main features also include lively educational sessions as well as opportunities to make friends and meet people from all over the United States and Canada.

Be Inspired

Check out our winners page to see the 2019 International Royalty! Some of our best successes are on our Success Stories album on Facebook.

Like what you see from IRD?

You can find more photos by Terry Bonham, the official IRD photographer, on his website at: Any photo there is available for purchase.


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Revive at a TOPS Retreat

Get away, relax and fire up your weight-loss motivation. You'll learn practical tips you can bring home, plus make new friends.

Join us for one of many upcoming weekend and week-long retreats. Remember to reserve your place; retreats fill up fast.

TOPS International
Recognition Days 2020-21

July 23-24

Niagara Falls, NY


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Come to TOPS Annual International Recognition Days in Niagara Falls, New York. Members, friends and family celebrate weight-loss achievements, learn how to make healthier choices and soak in inspiration.