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World Finals

World Finals History

Over a span of nearly 40 years, World Finals has been the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work for the millions of students across the world who have participated in Odyssey of the Mind. Here you can explore some of that history by browsing through photo galleries featuring team performances, ceremonies, and sights around town, or look through past performance scores to revisit that time your team made it all the way to World Finals. If you’re looking for past problems and World Finals locations you can find them here.

2022

See you in ’22 at ISU!

2022 World Finals will take place May 25-28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Explore its beautiful campus and see all Ames has to offer. We can’t wait to see you!

2021

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
June 11-12

2020

Online

2019

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 22 – May 25

2018

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 23 – May 26

2017

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 24 – May 27

2016

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 25 – May 28

2015

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 20 – May 23

2014

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 28 – May 31

2013

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 22 – May 25

2012

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 23 – May 26

2011

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 27 – May 30

2010

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 26 – May 29

2009

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 27 – May 30

2008

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 31 – June 3

2007

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
May 23 – 26

2006

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
May 24 – 27

2005

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 21 – 24

2004

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
May 29 – June 1

2003

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 28 – 31

2002

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 22 – 25

2001

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 2 – 5

2000

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 31 – June 3

1999

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 26 – 29

1998

Disney’s Wide World of Sports
Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 27 – 30

1997

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 4 -7

1996

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 29 – June 1

1995

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 24 – 27

1994

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
June 1 – 4

1993

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 2 – 5

1992

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 28 – 30

1991

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
May 23 – 25

1990

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
May 31 – June 2

1989

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
May 25 – 27

1988

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 2 – 4

1987

Central Michigan University
Mt Pleasant, MI
May 28 – 30

1986

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
May 28 – 30

1985

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
June 5 – 7

1984

University of Akron
Akron, OH
May 30 – June 1

1983

Central Michigan University
Mt Pleasant, MI
May 26 – 27

1982

Glassboro State College
Glassboro, NJ
May 27 – 28

1981

Glassboro State College
Glassboro, NJ
June 4 – 5