2017 Kick Off Events

Kick-off offers the opportunity to see the game reveal, network with other FTC teams and strategize about the new season. This year Illinois teams shall host six Kick Off events/workshop on September 9, 2017. These will be held at:

September 9, 2017
Highland Park FTC Kickoff

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
HP Robotics
Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035

Use main entrance and follow signs to science wing

Register by Tuesday, September 5th
Register at http://bit.ly/HP-Kickoff-RR
Contact: jweiland@firstillinoisrobotics.org
Limit: TBD


Elgin FTC Kickoff

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
got robot? HQ
72 S Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

RSVP by Tuesday, September 5th
Click here to Register
Contact: gotrobot.ftc5037@gmail.com
Limit: TBD
Chicago FTC Kickoff
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ShamBot Robotics
965 W. Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60642

RSVP by Tuesday, September 5th
Click here to Register
Contact: kori.bowns@gmail.com
Moline FTC Kickoff
Combustible Lemons and Robotic Rams
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
John Deere World Headquarters
1 John Deere Pl. Moline, IL 61265


8:15 Check-In
9:00 Opening & Insights from Combustible Lemons & potentially a special guest
9:30 Breakout Session #1
10:00 Networking / Break / Snacks
10:30 Breakout Session #2
11:10 Keynote Speaker & Game Reveal
Click here for Event Website
Teams & Volunteers should pre-register. The registration form is available on the above website.
Contact: Greg Smith
Rockford FTC Kickoff
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
RSVP by: September 5, 2017
Contact: Chris.magee@rps205.com
Peoria FTC Kickoff
Manual Rams
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Carver Community Center
710 W. Percy Baker Jr, Peoria, IL 61605


9:30 Arrival of Teams, Safety, & Welcome
9:50 Welcome Address
10:00 Peoria Police Department Bomb Squad
10:45 Teams make their way to auditorium
11:00 2017-2018 Kickoff Video
11:25 Teams Check out 17-18 Field Elements
RSVP by Tuesday, September 5th
Click here to Register
Contact: mrhwashington@comcast.net
Limit: TBD
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