World Finals Basics

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals East Lansing MI logo

May 24-27, 2023
at Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Over 800 teams from around the world will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. This page provides information for teams, coaches, parents and supporters about World Finals, forms, links to the national site and more…

Coaches Packet for World Finals

Registration fee

If your team selects housing packages equal to the number of team members plus one coach (no matter who uses the packages), the fee is already included in the cost. If staying off-campus, the fee is $3000 if the team’s registration is submitted within two weeks of your associations’ competition date and $3500 if it is submitted after that date.

Payment deadline

All payments must be made by April 26.

Cost to stay on campus

  • Wednesday arrival package will be $650 per person.
  • Tuesday arrival package will be $735 per person. This includes room, meals, shuttles around campus, access to all events and the registration fee.
  • If choosing to say off campus, the fee is $3000 if registering within two weeks of your tournament. This fee includes everything mentioned above other than room and meals.
  • Judges, Time to Register!
    Competitions will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Natomas High School in Sacramento and on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Edna Hill Middle School in Brentwood.
  • Qualifying Tournament Registration is Open!
    A team may participate in one Qualifying Tournament. Please only register for one weekend. Teams wishing to advance to the State Tournament must compete in a Qualifying Tournament.
  • Don’t Forget Your STYLE!
    Teams are encouraged to develop a theme and incorporate creative elements into their solutions in technical, vehicle, structure AND performance long-term problems.