Inspiration Sessions & Games

100% Free

Be inspired by our unsung heroines of science, unleash your innovative genius, participate in live game shows, and much more with our Global Finals 2018 Sessions & Games. All Sessions & Games are 100% free and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Game Shows Hosted by AVAdventure Productions (KCC Lecture Hall)


And Scene

And Scene

This high-energy comedy show features student players pulled from the audience in hilarious short-form improv games. Come ready to laugh with your teammates, shout out suggestions, and make a hilarious scene!

  • Wednesday, May 23: 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 24: 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 11:15 a.m.

Survey Says

Top ten things you can do for fun at Global Finals? We surveyed hundreds of Destination Imagination participants and they all agree Survey Says is on the list! Come play this think-fast game that tests your ability to guess popular answers to zany survey questions!

  • Wednesday, May 23: 10:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 24: 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 12:30 p.m.

Match Game

During this game, it pays to think alike! Do you have what it takes to match your answers to the player in the hot seat? It’s hilarious, it’s surprising, and it’s anyone’s contest to win… it’s the Destination Imagination Match Game!

  • Wednesday, May 23: 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 24: 11:30 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 10:00 a.m.


Hollywood Improv Showcase

Lights! Camera! Improv! This short form improv comedy jam features DI players pulled from the audience in a series of fantastic games, with a classic Hollywood twist. Dramatic acting, wacky costumes, unexpected sound effects – it’s improv comedy meets the magic of the movies!

  • Wednesday, May 23: 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 24: 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 10 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.


Inspiration Sessions (KCC Lecture Hall)

A Magician Never Tells

Come join us on a magical adventure as you hear from a Master Magician on what it takes to be successful in the highly competitive world of performance magic. This DI event will take a highly secretive look into the magical techniques required to fool even the sharpest of eyes and wit. How do they do that in movies, on TV and even on stage? Let our master magician of Broadway, television and movies tell you about a magical behind-the-scenes world that will open your imagination to endless possibilities.

  • Hosted by Broadway Master Class Series
  • Friday, May 25: 1:30 p.m.

Unsung Genius, Heroines of Science

In a world where the contributions of women in science has only begun to be given voice, Unsung Genius will showcase women of science and will offer insight into the incredible genius, tenacity, grit and determination of amazing female scientists.

  • Hosted by Janet Ivey, Janet’s Planet
  • Friday, May 25: 4:30 p.m.


Kids and teens around the world are changing the world through innovation and their own science inventions. The world is in desperate need of your genius, too! In this workshop, we want you to ask yourself, #WhatCanICreate?

  • Hosted by Janet Ivey, Janet’s Planet
  • Thursday, May 24: 1:30 p.m.


Sessions in Thompson-Boling Arena

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of the Welcome Ceremony (in Thompson-Boling Arena)

Have you ever wondered how much planning and behind-the-scenes work goes into putting on a huge production? Come learn and watch our Master producer, director, choreographer, lighting designer, sound designer, special effects artist and technicians at work in the Thompson-Boling Arena and find out more about what it takes to put on a masterful production.

  • Thursday, May 24: 11:00 a.m.