About the Event

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is happy to host its 2019 Academic WorldQuest International Trivia Competition and Education Fundraiser. Don’t miss out on this fun, fast-paced, interactive, Quizzo-style competition testing your global knowledge! Find out just how much you know about international affairs, geography, history, and culture while broadening your knowledge and networking with other globally-minded contestants.

2018-2019 Topics 

  • Country in Focus: Qatar
  • How to Deal with North Korea
  • Global Refugee and Migration Crisis
  • #WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70
  • Great Decisions
  • Japan-U.S. Relations
  • Space Policy
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Bridging Divides to Build Peace
  • Current Events

Join Council members, students, corporate executives, young professionals, friends, and family to compete in this challenging quiz game. Teams of four will compete 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 will support the Council’s education programs which serve 2,600 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.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia gratefully acknowledges the DoubleTree Philadelphia Center City Hotel for their generous support of the 2019 Academic WorldQuest - Philadelphia Regional Competition.

Download the Study Guide.

Title Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

Event Options

Corporate Team Sponsor
• Team of four; corporate logo on table, website, and related materials: $800

Individual Team Sponsor
• Team of four; acknowledgment at the event: $400

Individual Contestant
• One participant:  $50
• One observer:  $25

Young Friends Contestant
• One participant:  $25

Important Information

Want to become a member or register using your company's corporate membership benefits? Call Margaret Keenan at 215-561-4700 ext. 222  or Nadirah Blackman ext. 221 to take advantage of Membership for discounted tickets to programs.

For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility) please call Hayley Boyle at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna ext. 235.