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International Conference

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

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

Last Updated 5/21/24 (PDF Attachment)All Times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Workshops, sessions, and competitions are open to all registered...

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

Each year, Future Problem Solving offers exciting and interactive sessions and workshops for students and adults. We recommend that conference...

How can I prepare for attending the International Conference?

Competitions Be sure to review how the competition you are participating in works at the International Conference. Familiarize yourself with...

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

Overview Competitors have two hours to write their Global Issues booklet. Students will receive a paper copy of the International...

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

Overview Competitors submit a proposal, report, and promotional video to FPSOnline prior to attending the International Conference. During the world...

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

Overview Competitors get two hours to write a creative scenario of up to 1,000 words. Their creative story should use...

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

Overview Scenario Performance competitors present live at the International Conference. The story they tell should use the the International Conference...

How does the MAGIC competition work?

Overview Multi Affiliate Global Issues Competition (MAGIC) competitors enjoy a unique experience at our world finals. When competitors arrive at...

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

Overview Global Issues teams present their action plan presentation to judges and an audience at our International Conference. Students create...

Where can I find the Whova conference app?

Whova, our International Conference app, will go live at the beginning of the conference. With this app on-site participants can...

[IC 2024] Transportation and Off-Campus Tours

Students, coaches, chaperones, parents, and observers are responsible for their own travel to the International Conference. Future Problem Solving has...

[IC 2024] What are the housing accommodations like for this year?

On-campus attendees at Indiana University will be assigned to dorms in the McNutt and Briscoe buildings. Both dorms offer a...

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

On-site check-in is located at 1225 N Fee Lane in Bloomington, Indiana. Upon arrival at Indiana University, please report to...

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

All parking info such as maps, passes, rules, and accessible parking can be found here: Everyone staying on-campus will have...

[IC 2024] Where is the IC information that used to be on the old FPSPI website?

We relocated all the relevant information into searchable articles here in our new Resource Library. In addition, all the 2024...

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.