Odyssey of the Mind Brings Thousands to Michigan

Opening Ceremonies: The beginning of a three-day whirlwind of creativity, competition, and fun. The ceremony is the official opening of the 40th annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Students will meet and support each other, as well as represent their state or country in a march around the Breslin Center at Michigan State University, which will also be packed with Odyssey supporters and volunteers. It’s a high-energy beginning to an exciting three days of creative problem-solving, fun, and teamwork.

WHEN? Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.


  • Over 18,000 excited OotM teams, volunteers, and officials from around the world.
  • Founder “Dr. Sam” Micklus will greet thousands of cheering supporters.
  • NASA representatives
  • Our winning Odyssey Angels Group, part of our new charity initiative.

WHERE?  Breslin Center, Michigan  State University.

CONTACT: Joan Coates –pressroom@odysseyofthemind.com  –Odyssey of the Mind Press Room — Kellogg Center, Riverside Room.

It’s a great photo op!