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Symposiums

Georgia FIRST is excited to bring you this ‘first of its kind’ event in our state – The 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.Each year, teams are invited to submit their proposal for a presentation. 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.
Subject Areas of Interest:
  • Division of roles with an FRC, FTC, FLL team
  • How to recruit and keep mentors
  • How to attract 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)
  • Rookie Team 101
  • What I should know
  • How to pass inspection (FTC, FRC)
  • Applying for awards (FTC, FRC)
  • Time management
  • Outreach Events
  • Engaging the community
  • Programming
  • Robot Design
  • Website Design
  • 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.Georgia FIRST Robotics Symposium