Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination season.


In Destination Imagination (DI), students work together in teams to create a solution to one of six competitive Challenges—Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering and Service Learning. Teams showcase their solutions at local tournaments. The scheduled festivities include the Destination Imagination Tournament, pin trading, Welcome Ceremony with an Olympic-style parade of nations, nightly special events, prop showcase, and more.

Registration Overview

The Global Finals event registration fee is team-based and includes unlimited credentials for supporters.

The Ceremonies

The Welcome Ceremony and Closing Celebration will take place in the state-of-the-art Sprint Center and use the same technology and equipment used by many of today’s top touring artists.

At the Welcome Ceremony, an international Parade of Nations will usher you into the cultural exchange that your team will experience all week. This celebration, brought to life by YOU and an arena full of cheering team members and flashing lights, is sure to leave you awe-inspired as you enter into an unforgettable week of celebrating creativity.

Global Finals concludes back in the Sprint Center for the Closing Celebration, where you will be surrounded by 17,000 new friends! In addition to the awards presentation, you will have the opportunity to see highlight reels from the week, starring you and your successes, and end the week with an extraordinary light and music show.

All Access

Take part in a special, 28,000 square foot pin trading zone, educational workshops, and other collaborative opportunities.

Special Events

Gain access to nightly special events, including a team party, movie night, graduation, and more!

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