Join us in Detroit – a hub of technology, manufacturing, innovation, and creativity – for the world’s largest celebration of STEM for students. At the 2019 FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated, we’ll bring together tens of thousands of students from around the world who participate in our K-12 robotics programs – along with the educators, industry professionals, sponsors, organizations, and colleges/universities who support them – for a celebration of STEM inspiration and space exploration.

Save the Dates

Houston: April 15 - 18, 2020
Detroit: April 29 - May 2, 2020


Your FIRST Championship badge grants access to participant-only activities and adds to the security of the event. FIRST requires all attendees to register and receive a badge. This includes all team mentors/coaches, student team members, volunteers, and general spectators.


When you book your housing with FIRST, you:

  • Receive guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed hotels.
  • Stay close to the venue and other teams.
  • Enjoy convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast.
  • Get reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur.
  • Gain flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later.

Housing details coming winter 2019.

Cobo Center

FIRST Championship Detroit is a multiple point campus, which includes two spaces: Cobo Center and Ford Field.
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

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Relive the excitement of the 2019 FIRST Championships.

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FIRST Championship Merch

The FIRST Store is your source for authentic FIRST merchandise made exclusively for the FIRST #STEMsquad. Choose from the newest gadgets, t-shirts, apparel, hats, backpacks, accessories, and fun gift ideas.

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