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Odyssey of the Mind Information

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting.

Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.

The Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind service instructs school coaches about the Odyssey of the Mind program, trains volunteers to judge the competition and produces the annual regional tournament. Membership in the state and national organizations is required for participation in this service. Regional first-place champions are eligible for the state competition; state champions are eligible for the world competition. Get CoSer and pricing details for this service.

2023-2024 Problem Synopses


Planning for Odyssey 2023-2024 is underway!  After a couple of years of upheaval, we are back for a fully in- person tournament.  We do not anticipate any changes to this plan, but as always, we will monitor the situation and follow any recommended guidance and/or mandates.  Continue to check back for updates! 



Region 7 Tournament Date - Saturday, March 2, 2024

State Tournament - April 13, 2024 - NYS Fairgrounds

Odyssey World Finals - May 21-May 24, 2024 - Iowa State University  


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"The one constant thing is that we (kids and adults) learn from the experiences and grow as a result. That's what the Odyssey is about and that's why I put myself through it year after year." - Cathi Butryn, Paige Elementary School Coach

"I was impressed with the Cobleskill team, they're just SO GOOD...the team is so down to earth. Our team ran into them after the competition outside and the two teams started talking about mistakes each had made and telling each other it didn't matter — watching the two groups of teens who were competing against each other and didn't know one another treat each other so supportively truly impressed me — not many adults behave that well! Thanks again for everything!" - Jacquie Carbone, Schenectady High School Coach