Odyssey of the Mind teams astonish audiences all over the world with their extraordinarily creative solutions to our original problems. Teams advance in competition until the champions meet and compete at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

Opening Ceremonies takes place on Wednesday, and teams compete from Thursday through Saturday.  In addition to the competitions many other creative activities take place including:

  • Creativity Festival
  • International Festival
  • Coaches & Officials Competition
  • NASA-sponsored events
  • Lots of pin trading
  • Graduation Ceremony – for individuals  missing theirs to be with their team or to serve as a volunteer in this world championship of creativity.

Watching performances and attending these activities is free to the public. We welcome everyone to join us to cheer on the teams as they present their solutions to the Long Term Problems. World Finals will culminate by crowning the World Champions of Creative Problem Solving during the Awards Ceremony.

This year Opening Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at Michigan State University. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with competitions and other creative activities. We welcome everyone to join us to cheer on the teams as they present their solutions to the Long Term Problems. World Finals will culminate by crowning the World Champions of Creative Problem Solving during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 25. Learn about 2019 World Finals here!

 

Take a look at World Finals hosts and problems from the past!

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