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What:  Georgia FIRST Robotics Symposium

When:  Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where:  Georgia Tech, Instructional Center, 759 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA  30332

Who:  FIRST Robotics Teams and All Who Are Interested In Learning More About FIRST

Georgia FIRST is excited to bring you the second annual Georgia FIRST Robotics Symposium. This one-day event will be conference style with multiple sessions held throughout the day. Presenters will address subject areas in both the technical and non-technical side of FIRST Robotics. Teams are invited to submit their presentation outlines. Additional presenters will come from our corporate and university partners, as well as our Georgia FIRST Leadership team. This event will be free to all participants (parking fee is applicable) and will be open to all FIRST teams in Georgia and all those seeking to learn more about our programs.

Call for Proposals in the Following Subject Areas of Interest:

  • Division of roles with an FRC, FTC, FLL team
  • How to recruit and keep mentors
  • How to recruit new team members
  • Developing a business model/plan
  • First Steps – how to start a FIRST team (FLL, FTC, FRC)
  • Core Values  and Judging – (FLL)
  • Rookie Team 101
  • What I wish I had known my rookie year
  • How to pass inspection (FTC, FRC)
  • Applying for awards (FTC, FRC)
  • Time management
  • Outreach Events
  • Engaging the community
  • Programming
  • Robot Design
  • Website Design
  • Advocacy
  • Programming
  • Other

Please submit a Title, Overview, Outline, Supporting Materials list, etc. to Connie Haynes, chaynes@gafirst.org for consideration. Please provide a brief rationale for the need and expertise your presentation team brings to this subject area. All submissions are due by September 30th. You will be notified if your presentation is selected for the symposium upon review of your submission. AV will be provided in each presentation room.

Attendees will begin signing up for individual sessions early October.

We hope to see you there!