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FPS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Future Problem Solving International Conference features four days of fun, friendship, competition, exploration, and celebration. Teams from around the world meet to compete and solve problems. The 2020 competition will be held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annually the top teams and individuals in FPSPI affiliate and mentored programs are invited to the Future Problem Solving International Conference. Hosted on the campus of a prominent university, over 2,000 gather to vie for the title of international champion in team and individual Global Issues Problem Solving, Scenario Writing, and team and individual Community Problem Solving. Students leave the international conference with friends and memories that last a lifetime. 


"Of all of the many options for teaching students research and problem solving skills, Future Problem Solving is my favorite! FPS enables students to use their academic and creative talents and problem solving skills to make a difference in the world. This is a goal that all children should pursue."

Sally M. Reis, Department Head & Professor Educational Psychology Dept., NEAG School of Education UCONN

 

"I feel like FPS made it okay to be smart again. The FPS process can be applied to so many of life's sticky situations. In general, FPS made me the person I am today and I will continue to participate in whatever way possible. Through international conference, I've made friends in New Zealand with whom I still keep in contact."

Meg Duffy, 2005 Graduate of RHAM High School

Hebron, CT Wheaton College

 

2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NORTH CAROLINA WINS!

Iowa State University

 

1ST PLACE:

MULTI-AFFILIATE GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING (MAGIC) MIDDLE DIVISION

 

2ND PLACE:

MULTI-AFFILIATE GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING (MAGIC) 

JUNIOR DIVISION

 

2ND PLACE:

PRESENTATION OF ACTION PLAN

MIDDLE DIVISION

 

3RD PLACE:

INDIVIDUAL GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING

MIDDLE DIVISION

2019 International Conference

Topic: De-extinction

2018 International Conference

Topic: Criminal Justice

2017 International Conference Topic: Biosecurity

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

JUNE 7 - JUNE 11, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA FPS represents at the 2017 FPSPI International Conference

2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NORTH CAROLINA

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

1st place Middle Scenario Team

1st place Middle MAGIC

2nd place Middle GIPS Team

2nd place Junior GIPS Individual

8th place Junior GIPS Team