Welcome to Global Finals 2019!
By Louise Liddle, Chair, Destination Imagination, Inc. Board of Trustees
On behalf of Destination Imagination, Inc. and the Board of Trustees, I want to welcome all of you to Global Finals 2019. We are so very happy that each of you found your way to our new location in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Nearly 1,200 Destination Imagination (DI) teams are here to present their Challenge solutions.
Team members, Team Managers, supporters, and families from more than 15 countries have gathered to celebrate their remarkable journey of teamwork, critical thinking, curiosity, and even at times, failure. DI staff, International Challenge Masters, Appraisers, Officials, special guests, and exhibitors have spent hundreds of hours preparing for your visit. Visit Kansas City, along with individuals from transportation, safety, housing, STEAM committee, and food vendors, have worked endlessly to make sure each of you experiences an extraordinary Global Finals 2019 in their city.
Global Finals 2019 in Kansas City will be a new and over-the-top exciting week of exploration, innovation, and creative endeavors. The Board wishes each of you an amazing experience. We also want to thank you for your dedication, time, and hard work this DI season. Your perseverance and commitment are what brought you to Kansas City. Now it is time to celebrate with your DI family. The DI family reaches all areas of the globe. Spend time this week meeting teams, volunteers, supporters, and sponsors.
Destination Imagination changes lives. Thank you for bringing DI to your communities and for supporting the DI mission. When you return home, share your DI story and help spread DI so others can experience the joys and benefits of our program.
We wish each and every one of you a fun, exciting, and adventurous week. Global Finals is one of the largest celebrations of creativity. So celebrate‒you deserve it!
Enjoy this week!
Louise E. Liddle
Chair, DI Board of Trustees