2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems
Houston, April 19-22, 2023

Hosted by FIRST®, FIRST Championship is a culminating, international event for our youth robotics competition season and an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for our community as we prepare young people for the future. Qualification and advancement to participate in FIRST Championship varies by program. 

The 2023 FIRST Championship is presented by BAE Systems. Learn more about our sponsors.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations

FIRST requires every FIRST Championship attendee to be registered and badged. Attendee registration grants access to participant-only activities and increases the security of the event. Attendee and media registration will open soon.
FIRST partners with ConferenceDirect to bring teams, volunteers, and all attendees more than 30 FIRST-reviewed hotel locations to choose from during the 2023 FIRST Championship in Houston.

Team housing is now open, and attendee housing options will open in 2023. Sign-up to be notified when your housing group opens.

2023 FIRST Championship Conferences: Now
Accepting Proposals

FIRST is seeking engaging presentations for our 2023 FIRST Championship Conferences in Houston, Texas, April 19-21, 2023. We are looking for presentations on topics of interest to student teams, coaches, mentor, educators, parents, volunteers, and industry partners or professionals. For more information and to apply, please complete the submission form by February 10, 2023. Please note travel and accommodations are not provided by FIRST.

Learn more and submit a proposal

George R. Brown Convention Center

Event & Houston Info

Visit Event & Houston Info to find information on what to expect at FIRST Championship as you plan your visit, including registration, housing, event guidance, and more about our host city of Houston.

Event & Houston Info

2023 FIRST Championship Sponsors

BAE Systems, Johnson & Johsnon, Bechtel Group Foundation, DoD STEM, Ford Motor Company, Google, Gene Haas Foundation, Mouser Electronics, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Walt Disney Imagineering, United TherapeuticsCorporation, ARMI BioFabUSA, Ball Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Houston First, PwC, TE Connectivity

Continued thanks to our FIRST Strategic Partners and Founding Sponsors

For more information about how to get involved and become a 2023 FIRST Championship Sponsor and beyond, please email us at development@firstinspires.org. Watch a recap from the 2022 FIRST Championship for a preview of this inspiring event.

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