Spontaneous Workshop

January 27, 2024

Burke United Methodist Church,

6200 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015

An excellent opportunity to practice your spontaneous skills!

Click here for details

Q&A Sessions with Problem Captains

December 2 and 3, 2023

Sully District Community Rooms
4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Coaches and team members can ask questions of the NoVA North/South Problem Captains. Be sure to bring your problem statements and remember that the PCs cannot give outside assistance.

For times and details, click here

Office Hours for Coaches

Virtual office hours

Selected Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

On each date, Amy Montie, a long-time coach, will speak on a different topic, from team building to preparing for the tournament, after which she will be available for questions.

For schedule, topics, and more information, click here

Welcome to a new Odyssey of the Mind season!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 season!

Get ready for a great Odyssey adventure.  The teams will visit a movie drive-in, explore the beauty of art through a robot’s eyes, continue with the show no matter what antics happen during opening night, test a deep space structure,  rock with your favorite band, or search for things that wake up at night.  Check the problem synopsis and start forming your teams!

Interested in learning more about Odyssey of the Mind or how to build a team?  Join us on September 23, 4 pm for an information session during the Coordinators’ Information Session (see sidebar for details)

Would you help us advertise at your school?  Please request the school administration to include the “Invitation to Coordinators’ Information Session” flyer in your “Wednesday/Thursday Folder”, other community outreach methods, teachers, and the Parent-Teacher organization.  Click here to download the flyer.  Thank you!


Patricia Murer

NOVASouth Region12 Director

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

New to Odyssey of the Mind, click here to watch 2018-2019 closing ceremony montage video on Youtube.  Odyssey of the Mind is meeting STEM and Common Core, and 21st Century Skills through Creative Problem Solving.  If your interested in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program at your school, Click here to access a wealth of information or contact our School Coordinator Liaison.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program known as Region 12 – NoVA South.  We represent the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County.  See links below for other Northern Virginia regional websites.

PLEASE NOTE — Region 12 will be teaming with Region 9.  These boundaries maybe a little outdated.