Last week, John Moravec and I were the guests of Destination ImagiNation during the DI Global Finals in Knoxville. We were delighted at experiencing the largest imagination and creativity gathering ever to assemble – anywhere! Our greatest respect and admiration was for the kids’ impressive demonstrations of intellectual, academic, and personal skills – just three of their many other attributes. Many with their parents in tow, over 1,000 teams of kids and young people ranging from elementary to college levels were there, some from countries such as China, Korea, Turkey, Canada, and Mexico.
Soon, we hope to begin collaborative work with the Minnesota affiliate of DI, and with the national/international level as well. Is it an exaggeration to say that DI is doing what the majority of schools (and colleges) are avoiding, namely to promote imagination, creativity, invention, and innovation? We think not! Hats off to everyone associated with Destination ImagiNation!
John compiled a short video from our visit: