During World Finals

While this year’s World Finals may be shorter than usual, it will be no less action packed, with numerous scheduled events and hundreds of teams performing. Here’s the info you’ll need to make the most of your time at 2021 World Finals in Orlando, FL!

Problem solving in Odyssey of the Mind isn't only about the Long Term Problem, but also the ability to be creative in the moment. So of course Spontaneous competition is a part of the World Finals experience! To be sure your team is prepared, please read these Spontaneous Coaches Notes for 2021 WF , from International Problem Captain Joy F. Kurtz.

Thursday June 10, 2021

Time Event Location
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Team Registration Rosen Plaza Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon 11
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Officials Registration Rosen Plaza Hotel, 2nd Floor Salon 11

Friday June 11, 2021

Time Event Location
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Team Registration West Hall Concourse
Opens 8:00 AM Souvenir Sales West Building Level 1
9:00 - 9:45 AM Opening Ceremonies
*There are no assigned seats this year so please arrive early if you have any seating preferences
West Hall B4
2:00 PM Dr Sam's Book Signing West Hall Concourse
7:00 - 8:00 PM Graduation West Hall B4
8:00 - 9:00 PM Coaches Competition West Hall B3
All Day OMER's Pin Collection on Display West Hall Room B3
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Competition Orlando County Convention Center, view sites here.
TBD Pin Trading West Hall Room B3

Saturday June 12, 2021

Time Event  
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Team Registration West Hall Concourse
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Competition Orlando County Convention Center
Opens 8:00 AM Souvenir Sales West Building Level 1
2:00 PM Dr Sam's Book Signing West Hall Concourse
7:00 - 9:30 PM Awards Ceremony
*There are no assigned seats this year so please arrive early if you have any seating preferences
West Hall B4
All Day OMER's Pin Collection on Display West Hall B3
8am - 3pm Pin Trading West Hall Room B3

 Lost and Found is located at Team Registration/the Odyssey Info Desk in West Hall concourse.

OCCC Floor Plan - Competition Site Map (PDF)

Map for Complimentary Parking at OCCC (PDF) Complimentary parking available in front of the West Building during WF.

All competition sites will feature double-doors which allow easy transportation of sets, props, etc. All teams will be competing on commercial carpeting EXCEPT for Problem 1, which will be on a hard-surfaced floor. 

All problems and divisions - changing rooms are the restrooms closest to your problem site. There are no prop storage rooms; however, there is ample room for set up and practice near each competition site.

As a reminder, we do not have shuttles this year because the entire event is within a single facility. The OCCC is a very large facility so visitors should plan accordingly for the time needed to travel between locations and events.

  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3/4
Problem 1 West Hall Room B4 Front Right
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West Hall Room B4 Front Right
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West Hall Room B4 Front Right
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Problem 2 West Hall Room W204 ABC
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West Hall Room W204 ABC
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West Hall Room 202 ABC
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Problem 3 West Hall Room W304 ABC
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(Floor Plan Diagram)
West Hall Room W304 ABC
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West Hall Room W304 EFG
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(Floor Plan Diagram)
Problem 4 West Hall Room W209
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(Floor Plan Diagram)
West Hall Room W209
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West Hall Room W209
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Problem 5 West Hall Room W311 ABC
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West Hall Room W311 EFG
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West Hall Room W311 EFG
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Spontaneous West Building Level 1 West Building Level 1 West Building Level 1

World Finals Site Map

Spectators are always welcome at World Finals! Teams will be given 16 tickets for their accompanying spectators to claim preferred seating, but there will be plenty of general seating available for anyone who wishes to watch team performances. There is no standing-room and all spectators must be seated, so there are technically capacity limits for each performance space. However, thanks to the convention center's size we anticipate that everyone should be able to view whichever performance they're excited to see!

Please note: Upon entering the convention center, all attendees will undergo an infrared temperature check and verify via health screening form that they have not felt signs of illness in the past 48 hours. (The health screening form will only be required on first arrival, not both days.) Upon clearance of these checks, attendees will receive a wristband indicating to volunteers and staff that they are clear to compete, spectate, judge, etc., and otherwise explore the event safely. Those who can present their completed COVID-19 vaccination record cards will receive their wristband without temperature check.

2021 World Finals souvenirs will be for sale at our on-site shop in the Orange County Convention Center and souvenirs are now available for order through our online shop! Any souvenir orders placed with a 2021 WF products will not begin to ship until June 4th 2021. Online orders CAN NOT be picked up during World Finals, they will be shipped to you.

How could we have an in-person World Finals and NOT have pin trading? It's a World Finals tradition that MUST be appreciated, included, and experienced. This year we'll have one designated space set up specifically for pin trading with tables and chairs placed at safe distances. Traders must be seated at one of the many tables in order to make trades and no standing around tables or grouping will be permitted. Traders may move from table to table to trade, when seats are available. There will be a limit set to the number of pin traders in the space at any one time and as traders leave new ones will be allowed to enter.

This plan is subject to change as necessary to keep pin trading an enjoyable but safe experience.

Located at Orange County Convention Center West A/B Lobby Entrance. (See map below)

Limited to one vehicle per team with a maximum of 10 minutes to drop off. This is enforced.

Please have parents, team members, and supporters park in the parking lot and meet at the drop off
location to unload the vehicle.