Global Finals 2014

Meet Our Global Finals 2014 Exhibitors

13 Mar

At the Innovation Expo, you will have the opportunity to see and test the latest technology and gadgets our vendors have to offer.
In less than three months, Destination Imagination will be hosting the largest Global Finals in the organization’s history. Our Global Finals Innovation Expo not only gives participants and attendees the opportunity to test the latest and most innovative technology and products, including electronics, scientific devices and gadgets, it’s the perfect place for businesses and organizations to interact with more than 16,000 of the most creative kids, teens and adults in the world. We are grateful for the overwhelming support of all of our exhibitors this year and look forward to inspiring our students at this year's Innovation Expo! For more information on how you can become an exhibitor at Global Finals, click here to download our 2014 Sponsorship Brochure or contact our Creative Initiatives Coordinator, Pelle Anderson, directly at 856.324.4787. Thank you to all of this year’s exhibitors and sponsors!


National Geographic

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the member-supported Society offers a community for members to get closer to explorers, connect with other members and help make a difference. The Society reaches more than 500 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit

NASA's vision is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. We participate in Destination Imagination’s Global Finals for several reasons:
  • To provide inspiration for the next generation
  • To disseminate knowledge
  • To implement NASA’s education strategy for STEM 
  • To introduce future employees to engineering and technical careers 
  • To address an anticipated shortage of engineers at NASA and nationwide
Bottom line: More than half of DI’s Challenge options have direct application to the work of NASA.
“NASA’s education program has the same goals and objectives as Destination Imagination.  We are trying to identify talent that is creative and innovative and we are also trying to nurture that talent. This has been one of the most inspiring events I have ever been to” - Dr. Roosevelt Johnson, Acting Associate Administrator for NASA Education.

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US Space and Rocket Center Lofo

Home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge®Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. From America's first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.


The USSRC is more than just artifacts! Experience the physics of astronaut training like never before in simulators like Space Shot™ and G-Force. Our Spacedome IMAXR Theater transports you to different worlds with amazing documentary films like Hubble, and live demonstrations in the Discovery Theater will have you seeing space science in a whole new light. There's always something happening at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center!


Mind Treekkers Logo

Mind Trekkers is division of the Center for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Technological University. We use discovery based learning to teach students and their families the science behind the ‘WOW’. Our hands-on activities allow young and old to experience the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in new and exciting ways. Check our schedule to see if we’ll be in your area.



Groovy Lab Logo

“STEM·ist /stĕmʹĭst/ n. Expert in applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Creator, genius, inventor…Einstein!"  STEMists will participate in balloon rocket races, hone their aeronautical engineering skills with some airplane target practice, compete in wind tunnel ping pong games, create squishy electrical circuits which "work", and much much more.



Explore the Uncharted Logo

The rainforest is a huge part of our planet’s ecosystem and home to thousands of species found nowhere else in the world. Take a journey from the top of the rainforest canopy to the forest floor as you encounter plants and animals, as well as a few Challenges along the way. Gather supplies and interact with your surroundings while testing your teamwork skills on this awesome adventure!


Sparticl is a web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it's also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and rewards. Sparticl is created by the award-winning National Productions division of Twin Cities Public Television, and is made possible with the generous support of 3M.

We welcome content partners. Sparticl is designed be a showcase for the best STEM content, where organizations can promote their work and build their reputations. So we invite you to join us in this important effort to engage kids in science and engineering and help build the STEM workforce of tomorrow!
Think Fun Logo

For people of all ages who want to challenge their mind and sharpen their skills, ThinkFun is the world's leader in addictively fun games that build reasoning and creative thinking skills through play.



Vizitech Logo

VIZITECH USA is a state of the art training and education company, specializing in 3D and interactive/ augmented reality learning programs and technology.  We offer 2D and 3D Hardware, software, imaging, and custom content solutions for your training and educational needs.
We are pioneering the way in education and training programs primarily in the commercial, military (and military support/contractors), education, and healthcare fields.  Our one of a kind 3D technology engages the recipient’s mind, and increases both comprehension and retention of vital information.
Laser Pegs Logo

Laser Pegs®  is The Original Lighted Construction Set™ that combines two things kids love: light and building. Each kit comes with a range of models to assemble out of Laser Pegs® and clear or colorful construction pieces. All of our parts are easy to rearrange and swap so that anyone can build their own light up creations.
Laser Pegs’® unique design makes them compatible with major brand construction toys so that you can bring light into other models. Unique among kids construction toys, Laser Pegs® give the pure joy of creating with light.
Data Wind

Datawind is a leading developer of wireless web access products and services. We offer a series of wireless web access devices and related web delivery platforms. We are the inventors and makers of the much talked about Aakash tablet (dubbed the cheapest tablet in the world) being commissioned by the Indian government. We are a UK based company with major operations in Europe, Canada and India. Our motto is ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’. We are committed to bringing the next billion people into the internet age by offering internet access devices with very affordable, anywhere, anytime internet connectivity.



Pearson Canada Inc. is the Canadian market leader in education, education technology, and consumer publishing. Through our Higher Education, School K-12 and Penguin Group (Canada) divisions, our goal is to help our customers to “live and learn” by enhancing their learning, reading and work-life experiences.
Pearson Canada’s investment in authors, innovative technologies, and a personalized approach to student learning and professional development for teachers has set new standards in the industry, signifying our commitment to produce high-quality content, products, solutions and services.
Pearson Canada is home to many award-winning and bestselling literary and academic authors. This elite group includes some of the greatest thinkers of our time. From the earliest learner, through to post-secondary and beyond — we inform, educate and entertain.
Philly U Logo

Philadelphia University is the model for professional university education. Through Nexus Learning — our signature approach to teaching and learning that is active, collaborative, connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts — we are educating the next generation of leaders for the 21st century work world.


Muse Logo

The Muse Knoxville is a newly reimagined exhibit and play space for kids ages 1 to 101! Located near downtown in Chilhowee Park, next to the Knoxville Zoo, we strive to inspire and empower generations at the intersection of science and art. Come see a show at Knoxville's only public access Planetarium, create your own adventure with our Imagination Playground, play dress up and take the stage or interact with our several hands-on S.T.E.A.M based exhibits.  We have something for everyone.  Stop by our booth at Global Finals to receive a coupon toward your visit and learn more about The Muse Knoxville.  


CitiBlocs Logo

Citiblocs are high quality wooden construction blocks which inspire both traditional building and modern design. The secret behind Citblocs is that every piece is exactly the same shape and size. Each block is precisely cut from Grade A Radiata Pine from certified renewable forests in New Zealand. Citiblocs Building requires no glue, no snaps, no connectors and no magnets: just gravity, balance and imagination.


Plano Pin Logo

For more than 27 years, the Plano Pin Company has been providing custom pins and embroidered patches for special events, organizations, companies, and individuals. Quality products, competitive pricing and service have always been our trademark. We would like to request the opportunity to offer quotes on these items for your organization.


Discovery Center

Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships– “Discover and Explore Your Future” Offering college credit, enrichment, community service programs and internships in over 30 different industries on some of the most world renowned college campuses and cities within the US and around the globe that successfully introduce middle and high school students to the college experience in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culturally and socially enriching, and fun.


Wabafun logo

WABA Fun designs, manufactures and markets construction toys under the Superstructs brand name. Many multiple award-winning and educational sets later, Superstructs are still inspiring imagination and helping children to be creative with their playtime. In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the rod and hub style construction toy, WABA Fun will attempt a Guinness World Record and build the World’s Tallest Toy later in 2014!

eCYBERMISSION is a Web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Teams propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.
At Global Finals, eCYBERMISSION staff will demonstrate the Activity Kit, a STEM education tool distributed to Team Advisors to use in their classrooms. The booth will also have a video presentation about the web-based STEM competition, information to participate in the program and applications for grants to implement eCYBERMISSION locally in 2014-2015.

Exhibit at Global Finals

The Innovation Expo at Global Finals is a fantastic place for businesses and organizations to interact with more than 16,000 attendees. Click here for more information or contact our Creative Initiatives Coordinator, Pelle Anderson, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling him directly at 856.324.4787.


























































































































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