newlogoLet the fun begin-AGAIN!

We attended the first ever Destination Imagination™ Global Finals, D2K, at Iowa State University in Ames this past May, and all we can say is "WOW"!  The energy, enthusiasm and unbridled creativity we saw there was beyond anything we could have imagined!  For four days, Ames was overrun with some of the wackiest, most excited people we've ever met.  Hilton Coliseum was full to the rafters and  ROCKED during the Opening Ceremonies as teams from around the world paraded in under their state or national flags.  The video show, laser lights, balloons and wild cheering from teams and their supporters combined to make the night unforgettable.  The next day, competition got underway, and we were running to make it to the performances by our New York teams.  In addition to the competitions, teams took part in EXTREME pin trading, watched performances by KidProv, added their contributions to the Really Big Duct Tape Thing (RBDTT), and participated in the myriad of activities offered on campus.  Evening entertainment included the Christian Davis concert, high school graduation ceremony and the team managers' and officials' competition.  The closing ceremonies were awesome as a once-again packed Hilton Coliseum celebrated the accomplishments of each team and the end of Destination Imagination's™ wildly successful inaugural year.  Then, for the perfect end to an unbelievable week, we all dispersed to the incredible celebration parties full of food, games, music and new friends from around the world.  We left physically exhausted, but mentally energized by the enthusiasm, spirit and unbridled creativity of the participants, supporters and officials.  We tip our hats to the Destination Imagination staff and to the hundreds of volunteers who made this phenomenal event possible.

We truly had a blast at the first Global Finals, and we can't wait to share the excitement with you at the second annual Destination Imagination™ Global Finals to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from May 23-26, 2001.  It's easy to join the fun!  Read our Getting Started tips below for step-by-step instructions, then hold on to your hats!  The journey to your Imagination will be a thrilling ride!

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Year two of New York's Destination Imagination™ program is now under way, and we're off to a great start.  Members from last year have returned and new members are joining us.  Destination Imagination™ is now the world’s largest non-profit, volunteer-driven organization devoted to creative problem solving.  This year, the program has a new look, new feel, and five incredible challenges for teams to tackle.  The program handbooks and guides have been updated and provide memberships, team managers, and team members with the information needed to get off to a great start.

Your New York Destination Imagination™ board members and officials are committed to providing our members with the training and support needed to establish the program in their school or group and to doing everything possible to ensure that each student has a positive experience.  Please contact us to let us know how we can support you!

Please browse our website and send us feedback.  We want these pages to be your first stop for Destination Imagination™ information.  Please let us know what you would like to see added, what can be improved, and of course, what you like about the site.

Creatively Yours,

Dee Urban

Affiliate Director

TIPS TO GET STARTED:

Are you ready to join the fun?  Your journey into the exciting realm of Imagination begins with just a few simple steps. 

1.      Obtain your passport.  A passport license allows your school or group to use the Destination Imagination™ program materials and participate in sanctioned competitions.  You will receive your program materials either by direct download from the internet, on CD-ROM via UPS, or in printed form via UPS, depending on which option you select on the passport application.  Click here to view the 2000-2001 Destination Imagination™ Team Challenges.

2.      Form teams.  The Destination Imagination™ Coordinator's Handbook, Team Manager's Guide and Rules of the Road have all the information you'll need to get off to a great start. 

NOTE:  These documents are in PDF (Portable Document Format).  To view PDF files, it is necessary to download them, then open the files in Adobe Acrobat Reader.  For some of you it may only be necessary to click on the above links and the Acrobat Reader will automatically be launched and you will see the document in your browser. 

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here
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3. Register your team(s) with Destination Imagination of New York The deadline for New York registration is January 15, 2001.

Once your passport application has been processed, you will be contacted by the our Affiliate Director and Regional Directors, who have established a support and training program to meet the needs of your membership.  Contact our Affiliate Director if you have any questions regarding the passport application or team registration process, or if you need assistance in forming your team(s).

We look forward to having you join us on this exciting journey!

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