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(November 2016)

Welcome to Tropical Region
Odyssey of the Mind!

Spontaneous Fair Location Changed

The Spontaneous Fair and Coaches Training has been moved to the Miami Springs Optimist Club located at 1101 Wren Avenue Miami Springs, FL 33166. Event times are still 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

If you are visiting us for the first time, Thank You!

Odyssey Develops Creativity
Go to the 'Odyssey Develops Creativity' page to learn more about the importance of creativity and the role Odyssey plays in its development.

Considering Odyssey
Go to the 'Considering Odyssey' page to see why we are a great fit for your organization.

Welcome Back for 2016-2017

Welcome to Tropical Region Odyssey of the Mind! The 2016-2017 season has begun. Please keep checking this website for updates as well as other useful information. Be sure to check out the Forms page for information and forms that you might need throughout the season.

Tropical Region Resources

2016 Intro Package (PDF)
Getting Started Guide for Coaches
Spontaneous Tips
Odyssey Angels Information

2017 Long-Term Problem Synopses

Long-Term Problem SynopsisSynopses of the creativity challenging Long Term problems for the 2017 season are now available at

2017 Long Term problem synopses

World Finals 2016

Our social media hashtag for tournament is #tropical2016.
World Finals 2016The 37th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals will be held May 25 - May 28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Five Tropical region teams placed in the top five in their long-term problem and division and represented Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals in Iowa.

- Omer's News
- World Finals Tournament Schedule
- Streaming video of opening ceremony and awards.

State Finals

The 2016 Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Finals were held at the University of Central Florida on April 9, 2016.

Florida 2016 State Tournament Scores
2016 State Finals Photo Gallery

Tropical region teams called up on stage at the Florida Odyssey state finals awards ceremony:

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the state finals. We are very proud of you.

The Archive

Tropical Odyssey Archive
Tournament results, photo galleries and media coverage are available on the Tropical Odyssey Archive.

2016 Intro Package and Calendar

The 2016 Intro Package (PDF) contains a wealth of information about the program and details to get you started. It includes introduction letters, additional materials about the Odyssey of the Mind program, and Tropical region specific information.

The calendar of events and important dates for 2015-2016 has been posted. If you are looking for our information sessions, be sure to check back soon for dates and locations.

Important Infomation for Volunteers

Dade Schools VolunteersParents, students, and members of the community that will be volunteering through their school need to update their volunteer information. Instructions to update volunteer information is available here:

Become a School Volunteer

* This only applies to Dade County Public Schools volunteers.

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