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Odyssey of the Mind Headquarters

OdysseyHQ is a small family-run business with a big passion for creative problem-solving. It is backed by a global network of grassroots volunteers that make up Odyssey of the Mind. While OM™ has a world-wide reach, the content of the program is created by OdysseyHQ—still run by Founder Dr. Sam’s family and staff. HQ creates the framework of the program and publishes new long-term problems each year with the help of experienced problem writers and leaders in professions represented by each problem.

OM’s success depends on the countless number of volunteers that believe in the importance of creative problem solving. Many have given years of service, while even more started as a participant and grew into leadership roles within the program! With more than 40 years of inspiring creativity in the classroom, there are now generations of “OMers” that bring their special talents to the program. 

Maryland & Washington D.C. Odyssey of the Mind

The Maryland & Washington D.C. Odyssey of the Mind Association works with teams throughout the Maryland and Washington D.C. areas to encourage and promote the mission and vision of Odyssey of the Mind Headquarters. The Association works with coaches and teams to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun. Team members learn how to think “outside of the box”, developing new solutions while promoting teamwork. Odyssey of the Mind provides a space where new ideas and suggestions are welcomed, without criticism, allowing team members to develop life-long skills.

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