2020 Academic WorldQuest Trivia Competition

Registration for the 2020 Academic WorldQuest Trivia Competition will open on this page in the coming weeks. 

About the Event

More details regarding the event, including access to the study guide, will be posted here in the coming weeks. Please see the list of confirmed topics for the program below:

2019-2020 Topics 

  • U.S.-Russia Relations
  • Country in Focus: South Korea
  • Preventing Extremism in Fragile States
  • Oceans: The World's Garbage Dump
  • Great Decisions
  • Brexit and the EU
  • China's Belt & Road Initiative
  • Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Qatar and the Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Current Events


Council members, students, corporate executives, young professionals, friends, and family competed in this challenging quiz game, with teams of four will competing for prizes…. and, of course, bragging rights! The first place high school team will represent the Philadelphia Council at the national competition on April 26 and 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Most importantly, proceeds from this competition support the Council’s education programs which serve 2,800 students in 89 schools and help to stimulate the development of creative thinking, problem-solving, teambuilding and similar leadership skills that constitute the currency of a knowledge economy.

Who Can Compete
Academic WorldQuest is a team competition open to both high school students and individual and corporate Council members. Teams can only consist of four participants. The Council will form teams with four individual participants whenever possible. The first place high school team (four team members) will qualify to move on to the national competition. In order to allow for as many schools as possible to participate, only two teams per school are permitted to enter the competition.

Please reach out to Kristin Hutchinson, Director of Student Programs at khutchinson@wacphila.org or 215 - 561 - 4700 ext. 228

Eric Bumbaca, Associate Director of Student Programs at ebumbaca@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 216

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday, February 13, 2020
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The DoubleTree Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Free for Member High Schools