Next Tuesday I’m heading to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Global Finals of Destination ImagiNation, Inc. (DI). DI is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, they reach 125,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Their core program is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments.
For the first time, ThinkFun is sponsoring this global event. Bill Ritchie (CEO of ThinkFun), Charlotte Fixler (Communications Manager) and myself will be running the ThinkFun booth in their Expo Hall. There will be more than 1,200 of the top-scoring teams worldwide will compete in these DI challenges. That’s over 20 000 students who we understand have creative minds and a love for duct tape and twine! So we’ve prepared some exciting stuff to entertain them and exercise their brains! We’ll be demonstrating our new program called ThinkFun University and lots of ThinkFun games and brainteaser puzzles both table top size and life-size! Here’s some photos of our wonderful team preparing some tarps for the booth! Can you guess what games we’re bringing to life?
Also, Glee star Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel) got his start doing Destination ImagiNation in Clovis, Calif. Wouldn’t it be cool to see him there?
So I’m excited for this experience! We’ll learn tons and have a ton of fun interacting with the kids! If you’re in Knoxville, come join us!