We try to keep the ages similar when we pair teams. However, teams will always be paired with their respective levels (e.g. Middle Level with Middle Level, and Secondary Level with Secondary Level).
YES! Any team can participate in this amazing experience. We encourage everyone to consider if this program would be a good fit for their team.
On your housing form, you can note your housing requests. The University of Tennessee will do its best to accommodate every request, but no guarantees are made.
When you check in at Registration, your Team Manager will receive your housing information. The Team Manager decides who rooms together.
Does everyone need to have their Parental Consent forms with them? ...and who gets to use the General Consent form?
Every team member under the age of 18 must bring a signed Parental Consent Form. Everyone over 18 needs the General Consent form. You will turn these documents in at Registration in Knoxville.
You can let us know about your diet needs while you register online! We know how important your health is and we will provide meal options that will be acceptable for you.
You cannot purchase meals on a per meal basis, but we do offer Event Passes with Lunches. This pass is $125.00 per person and covers lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If purchased onsite additional $5 fee will be added.
The price points are the same for everyone, except for children four years old and under. As long as a child four years old or younger will share existing bedding (housing package) with his/her parent, and will eat from the parent's plate, the child does not need a housing/meal package. However, the child must have an Event Pass for safety and security reasons. Event Passes for children 4 years of age and younger are free.
An automated e-mail will be sent once the registration and payment information is entered. Please be aware that some spam filters can block this message. Please make sure to check your spam/junk folder.
You will get your housing assignments when you check in your team at TRECS in Knoxville.
Even though Registration may be closed, the Event Office at Trecs is open 24 hours a day. Just head over there after and they’ll have your housing info ready for you. Make sure to come back the next day to register your team, though!
You can send as many checks as you need to – but please remember to note your Team Number on EACH check!
Space must be reserved and paid for each transfer (both arrival & departure) at least 14 days in advance. No refunds will be given after May 9th.
Ground transfers are available at www.ShopDI.org in April. After your order is placed, you will receive an email from UT confirming your arrival/departure pick up. For more info please contact UT at 865-974-0263.
Schedule for Challenge Solution Presentation
We try our best to accommodate your scheduling requests. Please e-mail us letting us know specifically what the conflict is, and we will try to work it out. If you know ahead of time what your schedule needs are, please include them in the special needs section when you register online.
Log in to http://resources.destinationimagination.org/events. Under teams, click on "schedule". The following schedule will be posted:
• 3 wks prior to Opening Ceremony, day (i.e. Thu, Fri, Sat) will be listed
• 2 wks prior to Opening Ceremony, am or pm will be listed
• 1 wk prior to Opening Ceremony, specific time (full schedule) will be listed
Challenge Presentation Misc.
International Ambassadors is a program where U.S. teams are paired with International Teams to allow for a multicultural experience. The teams support one another and have the opportunity to learn firsthand about different cultures. Teams attending Global Finals can check the appropriate box when registering if they want to participate in this opportunity.
Not necessarily. However, most non English speaking teams have a translator. Some of the best experiences have come from the team really having to try to understand each other. This is what DI is all about!
We try not to pair teams doing the same Challenge. That way you are not competing against your International Ambassador team.
The International Ambassadors Program is as big a commitment as your team wants it to be. Typically teams support one another during performance times, hang out together and attend a few extra events. Together most teams that have done The International Ambassadors Program in the past found that the time commitment is very manageable.
Teams and individuals with paid Team Numbers who are registered with Destination Imagination Affiliates may produce "handmade" shirts or other products utilizing the words "Destination Imagination®" and any of the DI logos. No license fee to Destination Imagination, Inc. is required, as long as the total number of each product is less than 21 per team/individual. Vendors are not allowed to provide these "handmade" products.