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International Conference

International Conference

Questions? Find the answers here. Each year champion problem solvers and supporters come together from around the world (IC).

Who are the winners of the IC 2024 competition?

[IC 2024] Photography and Yearbook Information

Where can I find livestreams and videos of the International Conference?

What happens at the International Conference?

Who gets invited to attend the International Conference?

When and where is the International Conference held?

Can I compete in more than competition at the International Conference?

What does it cost to attend the International Conference?

When does IC registration take place?

Where do those attending the International Conference stay?

What is MAGIC (Multi-Affiliate Global Issues Competition)?

What is the FPS Experience?

What is the Excellence in Project Management award?

What is the Beyonder Award?

How does the Global Issues (GIPS) IC competition work?

How does the Action Plan Presentation portion of the IC competition work?

How does the MAGIC competition work?

How does the Community Projects (CmPS) IC competition work?

How does the IC Scenario Writing (SW) competition work?

How does the Scenario Performance (ScP) IC competition work?

How can I prepare for attending the International Conference?

What IC events can non-participants attend as an observer?

[IC 2024] What is the schedule for this year’s event?

[IC 2024] What sessions/workshops are available with this year’s event?

[IC 2024] Where is check-in located for this year?

[IC 2024] Where is parking located for this year?

[IC 2024] What are the housing accommodations like?

[IC 2024] How does the meal plan work?

[IC 2024] What safety protocols are in place to protect students?

[IC 2024] Transportation and Off-Campus Tours

April Michele

April Michele Bio

Executive Director

A seasoned educator, April Michele has served as the Executive Director since 2018 and been with Future Problem Solving more than a decade. Her background in advanced curriculum strategies and highly engaging learning techniques translates well in the development of materials, publications, training, and marketing for the organization and its global network. April’s expertise includes pedagogy and strategies for critical and creative thinking and providing quality educational services for students and adults worldwide.

Prior to joining Future Problem Solving, April taught elementary and middle grades, spending most of her classroom career in Gifted Education. She earned the National Board Certification (NBPTS) as a Middle Childhood/Generalist and later served as a National Board Assessor for the certification of others. She was trained and applied the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Humanities, which helped widen the educational scope and boundaries beyond the U.S. In addition, April facilitated the Theory and Development of Creativity course for state level certification of teachers. She has also collaborated on a variety of special projects through the Department of Education.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and the University of South Florida with a master’s in Gifted Education, April’s passion is providing a challenging curriculum for 21st century students so they are equipped with the problem solving and ethical leadership skills they need to thrive in the future. As a board member in her local Rotary Club, she facilitates problem solving in leadership at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Edyth Bush Institute at Rollins College.