Affiliate News

2015 Illinois Affiliate Final - A beautiful, creative, and innovative day at Northern Illinois University!

Congratulations to all of our Illinois DI teams who presented on Saturday, April 11th at NIU DeKalb. The weather co-operated and we had a beautiful day.  We had 109 teams presenting their creative solutions to the six Team Challenges and to the Instant Challenge. Over 100 volunteers from around the state and the NIU campus assisted in producing the tournament.  Thank you to the NIU STEM Outreach Office for all their hard work with ILDI and in promoting STEM and STEAM activities in Illinois and the surounding area.

Results from our Affiliate Tournament may be found under the Tournaments tab above. Please use the drop down menu and select ILDI Affiliate Tournament to see the results!

Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, plus wild card teams who were chosen by their placement in random, pre-selected categories, will be invited to represent ILDI at the Destination Imagination 2015 Global Finals to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, May 20 to 23.

For more information about Global Finals, please visit and

Congratulations again to all who participated!

Jan Darnell and Diana Dignan - Illinois Affiliate Directors

and the ILDI Affiliate Board and the Regional Boards