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About Global Finals 2019

Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination (DI) season. In DI, students work together in teams to create a solution to one of six competitive Challenges—Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering and Service Learning. View the 2018-19 Challenge Previews at

Teams showcase their solutions at local tournaments. DI teams that advance past Affiliate (state/country) Tournaments are invited to showcase their solutions at Global Finals. The scheduled festivities include the Destination Imagination Tournament, pin trading, a costume ball, a prop design showcase, international events and more.


The Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO


Wednesday to Saturday
May 22 to 25, 2019

Watch our Global Finals 2019 promo video!

What You’ll Discover at The Event

There’s a lot that goes into making Global Finals the world’s largest celebration of creativity.

World-Class Team Presentations
Brand New Prop Storage Experience

Inspirational Welcome Ceremony

Educational Workshops

The Magic of Pin Trading
New Friends from All Over the World

How We Do KC

Visit KC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City.

Check out all the great things to see and do in Kansas City, Missouri.

Visit KC YouTube Channel

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