: October 20~23, 2018

: KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Daejeon, Republic of Korea

: Daejeon Metropolitan City & Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education

: KAIST & The Korean Society for the Gifted(KSG)

National Delegate
Mexico Pedro Sanchez Escobedo
Taiwan Ching-chih Kuo
Thailand Somchai Chuchat
Saudi Arabia Abdullah M. Aljughaiman
Indonesia Finarya Legoh
Hong Kong Helen Siu Yon Ku-Yu
How to participate in WCF
Step1. Registration
Registration opens :August 25, 2018
A group of two students can submit a registration form
Eligibility : primary school students (up to 6th grade)or junior high school students (7-9th grade).
Step2. Letter of Invitation
Eligible registrants will receive the official letter of invitation from the Festival Chair as soon as the registration form arrives, or no later than October 9, 2018

Long-term Thesis Upload

Long-term thesis announces : October 13, 2018
The accepted and invited teams should submit a long-term thesis as their final output until October 13. 2018

Enjoy WCF 2018 at Daejeon, Korea!

 To register the WCF, all foreign participants have to be referred by their National delegates. The registration fee per team is $100(American dollar). This includes teams' meals and accommodations during the festival. The supervising teacher of each team (up to 2 teachers from each country) will be also offered some financial support, which is preset based on their originating country and may not fully cover his/her airfare.
Program Schedule
Friday, October 20, 2018
14:00-17:00 Registration
18:00-21:00 Welcome Reception
Saturday, October 21, 2018
09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00-12:30 Long-term thesis presentation Ⅰ
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Long-term thesis presentation Ⅱ
18:00-20:00 Dinner
19:30-21:30 Market Place
Talent Show
Sunday, October 22, 2018
07:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-11:30 Short-term problem solving (Students)
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-17:00 Cultural experiences
13:00-16:00 BIC(Better Idea Contest) (Adults)
17:00-18:30 Closing Ceremony & Award Giving
18:30-19:00 Photo time
19:00-20:00 Farewell Dinner
Monday, October 23, 2018
10:00-12:00 Cultural experiences arranged on request
Award-winning Teams
Student team level
(Unit: USD)
Type Category Class

(No. of people)

Total   80 (160)
Grand prize MEST Minister Student 2 (4)
MEST Minister Teacher 2 (2)
Gold Mayor or Superintendent of Daejeon Metropolitan City Student 4 (8)
Silver Mayor or Superintendent of Daejeon Metropolitan City Student 8 (16)
Main Organization Student 12 (24)
Bronze Supporting Organization Student 54 (108)
adult level
(Unit: USD)
Type Category No. of people
Total 40
Gold Mayor 1
Silver Main Organition 3
Bronze Supporting Organition 6
Commendation Supporting Organition 30