Global Finals 2014

19 May

By Theresa Vongkhamchanh

Though Team and Instant Challenges don’t start until Wednesday, the competition was already heating up Monday morning, hours before registration opened. Teams were lining up to see who would be hailed the first team to register at Global Finals 2014. 

The results came in from DI officials and the winner was… a tie! Two teams were given the honor of being the first teams to register at Global Finals: Team 6S from Bow Middle School in New Hampshire and The Merry Band of Misfits from Blaine High School in Minnesota, both traveling more than 14 hours by car.
Team The Merry Band of Misfits arrived first at Global Finals for the second year in a row.
“We had some new kids on the team and so we figured it would be fun for them to have a go at being first,” said team member Katie Sigler.
14 May
Want to be a part of every bit of fun and excitement happening LIVE at Global Finals 2014? Then get social with us!
With nearly 17,000 people expected to attend the event, our DI staff and army of volunteers have worked vigorously over the past few months to make this year’s Global Finals the biggest and best yet.
This year, we will be tweeting and posting everything from team Challenge solutions to Innovation Expo exhibits to Instant Challenge and Skills Workshops to pin trading, and you are NOT going to want to miss a single moment of the excitement!
For the first time ever, we will also be hosting a live Twitter stream during the broadcast of the Welcome Ceremony and Closing Celebration on our DITV Livestream page. Tune in at 7:15pm on Wednesday, May 21 to kick off Global Finals 2014 with renowned artist David Garibaldi (of "America's Got Talent" fame) and “American Idol” finalist (and DI alumna) Rachel Hale, and then join us at 7:15pm on Saturday, May 24 to close out the largest celebration of creativity in the world! To join the live Twitter stream during the ceremonies (and see your name and message broadcast around the world!) follow us on Twitter @GlobalFinals and use the #GlobalFinals14 hashtag when you tweet your message. 
We hope you will all join us in expressing our DI pride and celebrating more than 8,000 amazing, inspiring imagineers who have made it to Global Finals 2014!
14 May


Need to check your schedule on the fly? Thanks to our sponsor, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Destination Imagination is proud to announce a new mobile site designed specifically for Global Finals 2014. 
*Mobile site is available for all devices (Android, iOS & Windows)

The Mobile Site Includes:
• Team Challenge schedules
• On-Campus event schedule
• Meal times & locations
• Shuttle times
• Important phone numbers & contact information
• Integration with Google Maps to help you easily find your way to various locations

To access the Global Finals 2014 mobile site on your smartphone or tablet, click here.

*Please note that the Web App is similar to a mobile site and does not need to be downloaded from an App Store. It can be viewed on any Android, iOS or Windows device, including smartphones and tablets, through your device’s Web browser. 

13 May

Want to challenge your friends to a game of telepathic arm wrestling at Global Finals? That’s right, TELEPATHIC arm wrestling! Our friends (and DI alumni!) Alex and Natalie Doud from Synaptic Design have designed an innovative new challenge that will allow you to control a giant robot arm using your brain. Let’s see if you can out-focus your friends!

To pre-register for this event online, click here

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