After 24 hours of deliberation, teams will present in the preliminary round. Teams will be randomly placed into one of 5 competition rooms (4 teams per room). Each team will have a total of 20 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A . The first place team from each room will move on to the final round. The second place team from each preliminary room will move on to the Lightning Round.
Teams will all stand in front of the room at the same time. Judges will ask a series of questions pertaining to the case. Teams will be given two minutes to deliberate (all at once) after each question. Teams will then have two minutes each to give their response to the question. The top placing team in the Lightning Round will move on to compete in the final round.
In the final round presentation, teams will have 15 minutes to present and 10 minutes for Q&A with the judges.
Note: The above explanation is basic and was provided for preparation and practice purposes. In the following weeks, a more thorough description, including rules, will be provided to all coaches and participants.