Wednesday June 7th - Sunday June 11th, 2023

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Countdown to the International Conference Has Begun!

Conference Sponsors

PMI Educational Foundation   Institute of Competitive Science   Participate   World Council for Gifted and Talented Children   Hilton Garden Inn

Conference Sessions and Event Details

Sessions and events are open to all registered IC participants.
Review complete descriptions of the sessions

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
ScP Subthemes

PAP - Presentation of Action Plan

PAP Overview
PAP Scoring Process

Countdown to IC 2023 Newsletters

2 Weeks Until IC
3 Weeks Until IC
4 Weeks Until IC

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Parking at UMass Amherst

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Packing for IC

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Pictures and yearbooks of Your Champions

Pictures - Premier Portraits will once again be the official photographer for the FPSPI International Conference. We will be available June 8th - June 11th. We ask that you have your team photo taken as early as possible to avoid delays. All pictures that are ordered will be delivered within 30 minutes - 1 hour and are available for pickup.
All team photos will be titled with your school name, FPS International, the date, and the zippy head logo.
Teams are welcome to be photographed even if not purchasing photos right away, they will be posted online for purchase after IC and included in the yearbook.
To order your pictures please download, complete, and bring this form with you to IC.
Pictures of Your Champions Order Form and Pricing

Yearbooks - Premier Portraits will be creating an IC Yearbook filled with photos from the 2023 IC. We will include candid photos from Opening Ceremonies, the Memento Exchange, the Variety Show, and more.
Everyone photographed for a team photo will be in the book as well as
all of the award photos.
To order your yearbook please download, complete, and bring this form with you to IC.
Yearbook of Champions Order Form and Pricing