I am THRILLED to pack my bags for Knoxville, Tennessee next week for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals! ThinkFun recently signed on as sponsors of this incredible organization, and we can’t WAIT to kick off a year of fun together with this amazing event! 20,000 people from all over the world are expected to descend on the University of Tennessee campus for a week of innovation, creativity, and FUN… and ThinkFun will be right in the thick of the action! If these photos from years past are any indication, we are in for a wildly fun time!
As a quick background, Destination ImagiNation is an extraordinary non-profit that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving – it reaches 125,000+ students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries each year! Student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments, and teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions. Next week’s Global Finals is an incredible celebration of the top teams from all over the globe – and we can’t wait to see this international brain power in action!
These kids are seriously creative, and we are so excited to bring some really out-of-the box new challenges and games to put their think-on-your-feet problem solving skills to the test! We’ll be showcasing some fantastic ThinkFun games, but most exciting are the activities we have planned! Over the course of the week we’ll be inviting kids to compete in creative challenges using some of our best games! Participants will create their own puzzles and even play GIANT human versions of some of our favorite logic games!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the prep work going on in the ThinkFun offices as I type this post… can you guess which games we’re transforming into giant kids-as-pieces versions!?
In the Knoxville area? This event is open to the public, and we would love to invite you to play with us at the DI Expo Hall! Check out the Global Finals website for more information.