The next generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs will meet at Destination Imagination's Global Finals 2017 Competition

Next May 24-27, more than 8,000 of the most creative students from more than 15 countries will attend the 17th Destination Imagination's Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The finalists will showcase their innovative solutions in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as fine arts, service learning and improvisation at what is called “the world’s largest celebration of creativity.”

Students form teams to solve one of the seven open-ended, project-based Team Challenges: Technical Challenge, Scientific Challenge, Engineering Challenge, Fine Arts Challenge, Improvisational Challenge, Service Learning Challenge, and the Early Learners Challenge. All of them are designed to teach students the creative process and to help bridge the gap between what students learn in school and the skills they will need to thrive in the modern economy. 

Destination Imagination is open to all kindergarten through university level students worldwide. An average of 150,000 students participate each year. 

“We are always amazed by the bold risks, creativity, perseverance and level of collaboration embodied by the talented student learners who participate in our increasingly competitive international DI Challenge Program,” said Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination. “These are the students that will become the next generation of problem finders, leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. The non-profit organization is a leader in project-based learning experiences with the purpose to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. 

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