Didn't qualify for IC but still want to come?

Did you know that we offer the FPS Experience to those students that may not have qualified to compete at IC, but still want to attend? The FPS Experience will give you access to all of the workshops and sessions along with IC activities and extras. Read more about the FPS Experience.

Conference Workshop and Event Details

Workshops and events are open to all registered IC participants. May 5th-11th a survey will be open to count interested participants to prepare for rooms and materials.
Review complete descriptions of these workshops and events

GIPS - Global Issues Problem Solving

GIPS Overview
GIPS Scoring Process

CmPS - Community Problem Solving

CmPS Overview
CmPS Submission Instructions
CmPS Interview Details
CmPS Display Details
CmPS Scoring Process

SW - Scenario Writing

SW Overview
SW Scoring Process

ScP - Scenario Performance

ScP Overview
ScP Scoring Process

PAP - Presentation of Action Plan

PAP Overview
PAP Scoring Process


FPSPI has partnered with AdvantageTrust Travel program powered by Onriva for flights to and from IC. If you need to arrange flights, check out their information by clicking on the logo below.
AdvantageTrust Travel program powered by Onriva


Please note that the deadline to book transfers is by May 7th

Contact Valley Transporter to arrange transfers to and from campus. They have also organized fun tours scheduled for Saturday, June 10. See below for more information.

Valley Transporter
Shuttle Times

Fun Tours

Please note that the deadline to book tours is by May 1st

Hampshire Mall
Six Flags
Southwick Zoo

IC 2023 RR&R Now Available

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Future Problem Solving Program

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Future Problem Solving Program IC T-Shirt
Future Problem Solving Program IC T-Shirt

What is the International Conference?

Future Problem Solvers from around the globe have come together to celebrate the final round of their competitive season, the Future Problem Solving International Conference. This annual competition draws 2,500+ problem solving champions from all over the world who compete at local and regional levels throughout the school year. Successful teams and individuals from Affiliate Programs and Mentored Regions converge to recognize their accomplishments and expertise gained from using the Creative Problem Solving process. Before competition begins, participants celebrate the breathtaking Flag Procession designed to welcome every region represented and kick-off the International Conference.

Students from each component will have unique experiences as they compete with their peers and collaborate with new friends. Students compete in four different components, and use a six step solving process to tackle unique problems.

Global Issues Problem Solvers pursue the honor of International Champion as they complete the Problem Solving Process on the designated International Conference topic. Past IC topics have included Intellectual Property, Space, Global Status of Women, Green Living, and many others. Affiliate Champions complete the process and illustrate their Action Plans through a creative presentation.

Community Problem Solvers display and present their projects not only for evaluation and interviews, but also in a "CmPS Showcase" for other’s to interact with their project work (on-site and on our virtual platform). The students seeking and achieving change in their communities demonstrate how bright the future will be with these emerging leaders guiding the way.

Scenario Writing Affiliate Program Scenario champions are invited to participate in the Scenario Writing competition. They will write a spontaneous Scenario based on a Future Scene about the IC topic.

Scenario Performers display their storytelling skills as they present their original performance focused on the International Conference topic.