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Team Pricing Model

The Global Finals event registration fee is team-based and includes unlimited credentials for supporters. Destination Imagination will provide additional resources to help you plan your trip including group rates at selected hotel properties and travel discounts. Below are just the highlights of the amazing experience your team will have when attending Global Finals 2020!


Unlimited Credentials Per Team

Bring your cheer squad! The registration fee includes unlimited credentials for supporters.


The Ceremonies

The Welcome Ceremony and Closing Celebration will take place in the state-of-the-art Sprint Center and use the same technology and equipment used by many of today’s top touring artists.

At the Welcome Ceremony, an international Parade of Nations will usher you into the cultural exchange that your team will experience all week. This celebration, brought to life by YOU and an arena full of cheering team members and flashing lights, is sure to leave you awe-inspired as you enter into an unforgettable week of celebrating creativity.
Global Finals concludes back in the Sprint Center for the Closing Celebration, where you will be surrounded by 17,000 new friends! In addition to the awards presentation, you will have the opportunity to see highlight reels from the week, starring you and your successes, and end the week with an extraordinary light and music show.

Watch our 2019 Welcome Ceremony Recap.


The Tournament

Compete with the best of the best in the Team and Instant Challenge Tournament!


Prop Storage Exhibit Space

Showcase your solution among all of your peers in an awe-inspiring Prop Storage exhibit space.

View our 2019 Prop Storage Video.


All Access

Take part in multiple pin trading zones, FREE educational workshops, and other collaborative opportunities.


Special Events

Gain access to nightly special events, including a team party, movie night, graduation, and more!


Kansas City Attractions

Explore all that Kansas City has to offer! There are lots of Kid-Centric and FREE attractions in Kansas City. Special “DI-only” promotional deals will be posted in the coming months. Stay tuned.


Cost Per Team: $5,500*

Register in March

A $1,500 deposit will be due two weeks after the date of your team’s certification to secure your spot.

*International teams are eligible for a $500 stipend per team if incurring charges for visas and/or passports.

Destination Imagination considers it a priority to ensure that teams are not excluded from participation in Global Finals due to financial constraints. Need-based financial assistance will be available on an application basis. Last year, Destination Imagination awarded nearly $130,000 in financial support to Global Finals-bound teams, and every team who applied for financial assistance was awarded part of this gift. In 2020, Destination Imagination is making an initial commitment of $250,000 to support need-based financial assistance for teams. Other fundraising initiatives will help develop additional support through the spring. Stay tuned for more information regarding need-based financial support in the fall/winter.