Odyssey of the Mind is excited to host this year’s in-person World Finals competition at the
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
Thank you to the many hundreds of teams from around the country who have signed up to compete. Now that you’re registered, make sure to visit our Know Before You Go page to see all the details you’ll need to prepare for your odyssey to World Finals.
The Competition Schedule is now available to review on the During World Finals page!
We can’t wait to see you at the Opening Ceremonies of 2021 World Finals
at the Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Florida, in…
at 9:00 AM EDT, May 11, 2021
The details your team needs to support your journey to 2021 World Finals are being constantly added and updated, so explore the menu items to see details for before, during, and after World Finals. Check back often and keep an eye on the Odyssey HQ social media channels!
Your team registration fee will enable access to the following:
- Competing in the return of in-person World Finals competition
- Experienced In-Person Judging Teams
- Attending the event's Opening Ceremony, to be held Friday morning
- OMER's appearance (including leading off the Opening Ceremony)
- The official World Finals Souvenir Station
- Graduation for high school seniors
- OMER's Pin Collection, featuring pins and buttons from around the world, going back nearly 40 years!
- Coaches competition--that's right, they get to solve problems too!
- Book Signing by Odyssey of the Mind founder, Dr. Sam Micklus
- Pin Trading!! (organized using pandemic health safeguards)
- An opportunity to get your photo with a replica of the vehicle that inspired the Ranatra Fusca award
- Awards Ceremony on Saturday (including video from the event)
All held in a single spacious, air conditioned, and safe venue!
Typically during World Finals we are able to offer housing and meal plan packages as part of World Finals. Due to a move to a very different venue and an appreciation that not all families currently hold the same comfort level in travel and accommodations, teams are open to make their own arrangements for lodging and meals.
Odyssey of the Mind HQ and Visit Orlando have assemble a list of nearby hotels that are offering specific rates and rooms for 2021 World Finals along with a map of the area.