Global Finals 2021 is going virtual! We know that our teams, families and volunteers were excited about the possibility of getting together in-person; however, after thoughtful discussion and consideration with many community members, we felt that holding an in-person event would not be in the best interest of the safety of our students. Additionally, we wanted to include as many teams from around the world as possible. Holding a virtual event is the best way for us to connect with our international peers. But rest assured, we are ready to knock our teams’ socks off with all the great things we have planned.
- Global Finals with a Twist!
Teams will compete globally and have their Team Challenge solutions scored by Appraisers from all around the world. In lieu of our traditional Instant Challenges, teams will use their creative and quick-thinking skills to compete in a brand-new, EXCLUSIVE Fast Flex Challenge. Think your Team Challenge solution story is over? It’s not! Our Global Finals Flex Challenges are based on the themes of this season’s Team Challenges. Each team’s Flex Challenge solution will receive a score and will contribute to the team’s overall score for ranking. You’ll need to flex your creative muscles and solve the challenges in two weeks or less!
- Learn the Skills of Tomorrow
Creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving three of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. But with the pandemic, newly emerging skills such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance, flexibility and technology use are also topping the list. Teams participating in Global Finals 2021 will have the opportunity to learn the skills of tomorrow by collaborating with their teammates to solve our brand-new Fast Flex Challenge and to showcase their Team Challenge solution—all while having fun!
- On-Demand: Starring YOU! Our digital event will enable teams to share their Team Challenge solutions with audiences from around the world. Tune in on your own schedule to cheer on teams you know, and discover more about teams you don’t know!
We are excited to offer this creative, safe and truly global learning experience and we appreciate your patience and support these past several months. To learn more about this year’s event, visit www.GlobalFinals.org.