San Joaquin Valley Events

Information Sessions

Join an information session to find out more about Destination Imagination and how the program prepares students for a rapidly changing future.

Or contact us to schedule an Info Session at your school or organization!

September – November

Local schools & Online

Getting Your Team Started

This evening Zoom session is geared for new Team Managers & Coordinators (although experienced TM's and Coordinators are welcome to attend). We will focus on registration, basic requirements, and what to expect at the SJV Regional Tournament.

Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

(additional dates added as needed)

All Team Meeting

Are you a new Team Manager unsure of how to conduct an effective team meeting? Ask your Coordinator to schedule an All Team Meeting with us. Our trainers will meet with your school's teams and Team Managers to demonstrate a typical team meeting. We will conduct team building activities, practice Instant Challenges, how to brainstorm, and share helpful tips to keep your teams on track.

You will leave the session thinking “Yeah, I can do this!”

 Contact us to schedule a date

Technical? Fine Arts? Improv? Oh My!

This Zoom session will focus on how to help your team select the Challenge that is right for them. We will highlight important elements of each competitive Challenge and the commonalities across all Challenges. Strategies on how to get team consensus will also be reviewed.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Additional dates added as needed

Team Manager Training I

This virtual evening session is geared for new Team Managers, but all are welcome to attend! We will cover DI basics like the Team Manager's role, team building techniques, team meetings, and much, much more.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Team Manager Training II

This virtual evening session is a continuation of TM Training I. We will build on the basics and branch out to cover things like - what makes a great Central Challenge solution, important documents like The Rules of the Road, and discuss how to start thinking about the tournament.

Monday, December 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Whine & Cheers

Join us for Whine & Cheers, a virtual Team Manager and Coordinator support group. We can focus on specific topics or discuss any pressing questions you have.

View Calendar for dates and times, or Read More to find out about our next session with the link to join the Zoom meeting.

Challenge Orientation for Team Managers

Join our Affiliate Challenge Masters to review the requirements of each Team Challenge and Instant Challenge. Each session will be recorded for future viewing.


Various dates October 16-23

Click on link to view all meeting dates & times, Zoom links and recordings

Appraiser Training

All Teams MUST provide ONE trained Appraiser in order to compete at the Regional Tournament! We will be conducting online training sessions in January & February.

January 30 @ 7 pm – New Appraisers only (0-1 years experience)

February 1 @ 7pm – All Appraisers

February 3-10 Challenge Specific Training Dates TBD

IC Skills Workshop for Team Managers

Come join us for an in-person evening session to learn basic Instant Challenge (IC) concepts. We will focus on properties of typical IC materials, elements of a performance, and go over helpful IC tips.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

REGISTRATION DUE BY: December 3, 2023

Garfield Elementary / Clovis

IC Skills Session for Team Members

This is an online session led by a special guest from Eta Carinae. She will teach important IC skills and strategies to team members. Team Managers must be present to supervise their teams.



IC Play Day

Are you ready to put your IC skills to the test? Join us for this hands-on, in-person workshop that gives teams a chance to practice their Instant Challenge skills in a non-competitive environment.

 Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 am – noon

REGISTRATION DUE BY: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Garfield Elementary / Clovis

Online Tournament Forms

This virtual evening training session will review all the required Tournament Forms, how to complete/submit them online, and why your team will benefit from taking this important step.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Countdown to the Regional Tournament

This virtual evening session will review all the requirements to compete in the SJV Regional Tournament as well as helpful hints to make the day as stress-free as possible!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Team Manager Tournament Site Walkthrough

Team Managers get an opportunity to visit the venue and the challenge sites as well as meet the Regional Challenge Masters.

February 2024


San Joaquin Valley Regional Tournament

Come and celebrate your team's hardwork and creativity!! Open to all!

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Alta Sierra Intermediate School

Clovis, CA