May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Float & Banner Parade

The F&B Parade will take place at the Breslin Event Center on the MSU campus. Tickets will be included with your packet at team registration. Parade participants should all wear their cowboy hats and the light blue/lilac State t-shirt. Spectators are strongly encouraged to wear the same in support!

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May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Graduation and Coaches' Competition

Breslin Event Center - Support fellow participants at a special graduation ceremony held for those missing their graduations to be at World Finals. Dr. Sam, OMER, and this year’s Spirit Award winner will attend. Afterwards, stick around for the Coaches Competition. Cheer on coaches as they solve a problem written especially for them. The competition is their chance to show off all the creative ideas they’ve kept to themselves during the year, so it’s sure to be fun!

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Deadline to pay Registration Fee (see details).

Deadline to pay full registration fee of $3000.

Note: If you are purchasing housing packages for enough people, this fee is waived. If you purchase any "A" type housing package for at least the total number of team members plus one coach, you are exempt from the WF registration fee. For example, you can buy the housing package for 5 members + coach (team with 5 members only), or 7 members + coach (team with 7 members), or you can choose it for 4 members + 4 parents (team with 7 members) and have the same results. The total number of housing packages purchased must be equal to or greater than the number of team members + one coach. Any combination is allowed to meet the minimum.

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Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Deadline to pay reduced Registration Fee (see details).

Deadline to pay reduced registration fee of $2500. You can still pay the registration fee after this date, but the cost goes up to $3000.

Note: If you are purchasing housing packages for enough people, this fee is waived. If you purchase any "A" type housing package for at least the total number of team members plus one coach, you are exempt from the WF registration fee. For example, you can buy the housing package for 5 members + coach (team with 5 members only), or 7 members + coach (team with 7 members), or you can choose it for 4 members + 4 parents (team with 7 members) and have the same results. The total number of housing packages purchased must be equal to or greater than the number of team members + one coach. Any combination is allowed to meet the minimum.

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Houston - OotM Judges Training (make-up)
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Houston - OotM Judges Training (make-up)

Make-up session for Training for Volunteer Judges who plan to serve at the Houston (HARO) Tournament. This is a requirement for ALL judges including returning judges. Click on the Header for more Judge Information and registration.

If you are an educator, you can obtain a certificate for 6 hours GT credit for judging at our tournament.

In this limited session, only problems 3 and 5, Primary, Scoring and Paperwork Check will be presented. rsvp to this alternate session is required, email houstonjudge@txodyssey.org.

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Houston - OotM Judges Training
Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Houston - OotM Judges Training

Main Training for Volunteer Judges who plan to serve at the Houston (HARO) Tournament. This is a requirement for ALL judges including returning judges. Click on the Header for more Judge Information and registration.

If you are an educator, you can obtain a certificate for 6 hours GT credit for judging at our tournament.

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Houston - Spontaneous Workshop for Coaches (Multiple sessions)
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Houston - Spontaneous Workshop for Coaches (Multiple sessions)

  • Presbyterian School (Museum District) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free event is primarily geared for coaches to learn strategies and practice with multiple teams. It is strongly recommended for beginner coaches, co-coaches or other parents. The format will be a training session and discussion first. Then participants will be broken into small groups and assigned a problem. You will be “judging” multiple teams who are rotating between problems. The value you take home is that you observe how it happens at tournament; you have the opportunity to watch teams other than your own. Coaches must come alone. If your team participates, they must be escorted by a separate chaperone or you select for them a schedule outside of your own.

Priority will be given to new coaches from division I and II to have exclusive sign-up between Nov 20 and Dec 10. New coaches can still sign-up until January 10, while space is available.

We will open for returning coaches and Primary coaches, subject to space available, to sign-up between Dec 10 and Jan 10.

Choice of two sessions: Morning (10 am to 1:30 pm) or Afternoon (12:30 pm to 4 pm)

Coaches sign-up here.

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Houston Area Region - Team Registration Deadline
Dec
15
10:00 PM22:00

Houston Area Region - Team Registration Deadline

See the Team Registration post for more details on the online team registration process. This deadlines informs us of all the teams that are working on a problem so that we can make the appropriate arrangements for venues and judges. Our tournament needs change every year depending on problem popularity. The final commitment for a team is when the tournament fee is due. 

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