Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Expo—considered the world’s largest celebration of creativity and innovation—will bring a record-setting 16,700 participants to the UT campus next week. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that UT has hosted the competition.
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A record-setting 1,414 student teams from forty-one states and sixteen countries will converge on our campus for the Destination Imagination Global Finals. The competition will be held May 21 through 24. Destination Imagination is a nonprofit organization that provides learning opportunities to enrich the global community. This is the fourteenth year Knoxville has hosted the creative thinking and problem-solving competition for kindergarten through university-level students.
More than 1,200 student teams from forty-two states and fourteen countries will travel to UT next week for the Destination Imagination Global Finals. The competition will be held May 22 through 25. Destination Imagination, a nonprofit organization that provides learning opportunities to enrich the global community, will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary at Global Finals. This is the fourteenth year Knoxville has hosted the creative thinking and problem-solving competition for kindergarten through university-level students.
This summer, about fifty South Knoxville students will learn about a science mission currently en route to Mars, thanks to a camp being hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Destination Imagination.
Internationally renowned motivational speakers Paul Nussbaum and Tamara Kleinberg will join students from around the world in the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals May 23-26 on the UT campus. The competition is one of UT’s largest outreach activities of the year and draws about 15,000 elementary, middle, and high school youth to compete in activities that encourage creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.
Eight thousand students from across the U.S. and the world will travel to UT Knoxville to participate in Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals, May 25-28.
UT Knoxville and ARAMARK, the university’s food service provider, are taking steps to reduce the amount of waste that is produced during the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals event on campus this week. ARAMARK plans to serve about 111,000 meals to over 5,400 guests on campus attending the event.
The staff at UT Conferences is making last-minute preparations for Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals event, which runs Tuesday – Friday, May 26 – 29, and will utilize campus residence halls, the Tennessee Recreation Center for Students, Thompson-Boling Arena, the Knoxville Convention Center and other venues.