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Outreach Opportunities

Please take advantage of the numerous opportunities for Illinois FIRST teams to demo their robots and projects at FIRST tournaments, community events, museums, professional conferences and expositions, etc. Many of these events occur annually. If you missed the demo opportunity this year, please plan to participate next year. Check back later for next year's dates. 

If you are aware of any demo opportunities that are not included in the list below (but should be), please e-mail Mari Miller, FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA, at mmiller@usfirst.org.

 

January 2015

   
 

1/17/15

 

 

Northern Illinois FLL Championship

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

  • Participants: FTC and FRC Teams
 
 

1/24/15

 

 

Central Illinois FLL Championship

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

  • Participants: FTC and FRC Teams
 
       

February 2015

   
 

2/21/15

 

 

FTC State Championship

Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL

  • Participants: Jr.FLL, FLL, and FRC Teams
 
       

March 2015

   
 

3/07/15

 

 

STEMapalooza

Girl Scouts Friendship Center, Country Club Hills, IL

  • Participants: FLL Teams
 
 

3/20/15

 

 

Central IL Regional

Renaissance Coliseum, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

  • Participants: Jr.FLL, FLL, and FTC Teams
 
 

3/21/15

 

 

Central  IL Regional

Renaissance Coliseum, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

  • Participants: Jr.FLL, FLL, and FTC Teams
 
       

April 2015

   
 

4/03/15

 

 

Midwest Regional

UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago,  IL

  • Participants: Jr.FLL, FLL, and FTC Teams
 
 

4/04/15

  

 

Midwest Regional

UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: Jr.FLL, FLL, and FTC Teams
 
 

4/04/15

 

 

Robot Block Party (National Robotics Week)

Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
 
 

4/11/15

 

 

Robot Block Party (National Robotics Week)

Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
 
 

4/12/15

 

 

Robot Block Party (National Robotics Week)

Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
 
       

May 2015

   
       
       

June 2015

   
 

6/18/15

 

 

 

Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago,  IL

  • Participants: FLL Teams
  • Hours: 5 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)
  • Perks: Validated Parking
 
 

6/25/15

 

 

 

 

Techweek Chicago

Merchandise Mart, Downtown Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, & FRC Teams
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM (CST)
    • Morning Shift: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CT)
    • Afternoon Shift: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)
  • Perks: Free Attendee Passes
 
 

6/26/15

 

 

 

 

Techweek Chicago

Merchandise Mart, Downtown Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, & FRC Teams
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM (CST)
    • Morning Shift: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CT)
    • Afternoon Shift: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)
  • Perks: Free Attendee Passes 
 
       

July 2015

   
 

7/16/15

 

 

 

Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL Teams
  • Hours: 5 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)
  • Perks: Validated Parking

 

 

7/18/15

 

 

 

Robot Revolution Summer Block Party

Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC teams
  • Perks: museum entry, Robot Revolution ticket, a meal, & parking
 
 

7/25/15

 

 

Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC)

Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

  • Participants: FLL and FTC Teams
 
       

August 2015

   
 

8/08/15

 

 

 

Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire

Ford City Mall, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
  • Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM (CT)

 

 

 

 

8/20/15

 

 

 

Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • Participants: FLL Teams
  • Hours: 5 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)
  • Perks: Validated Parking
 
 

8/22/15

 

 

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

  • Participants: FTC and FRC Teams

Accepting Applications!

E-mail Bob Smith at:

rasmth@illinois.edu

       

September 2015

   
 

9/29/15

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Mount Technology Association International (SMTAI)

Donald Stevens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)
    • Morning Shift: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    • Afternoon Shift: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)
  • Perks: TBA

Accepting Applications!

Apply here.

 

 

 

 

 

9/30/15

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Mount Technology Association International (SMTAI)

Donald Stevens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)
    • Morning Shift: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    • Afternoon Shift: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)
  • Perks: TBA

Accepting applications!

Apply here.

 

 

 

 

       

October 2015

   
        

10/17/15

 

 

STEMfest

Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb, IL

  • Participants: FLL, FTC, and FRC Teams
 
       

November 2015

   
         
       

December 2015

   
       

 

 

 

 

 

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