Event Guide & Schedule

Coming soon: Downloadable 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems event guide for attendees, overview of schedule, and the FIRST Championship App for full schedule and on-site information.

Event Registration

FIRST requires every FIRST Championship attendee to be registered and badged, including adult team mentors, youth team members, parents, family members, chaperones, etc. who are participating in the event. Attendee registration grants access to participant-only activities and increases the security of the event. Registration info coming soon.

Hotel Accomodations

FIRST is proud to partner with housing & travel experts, ConferenceDirect to bring you more than 30 FIRST-reviewed hotel locations for teams, volunteers, and all attendees to choose from during the 2023 FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas.

Team housing for the 2023 FIRST Championship is now open!

Find Team Rooms

Attendee housing options will open in 2023. Sign-up to receive a notification and be among the first to know when housing opens!


Make your FIRST event experience more memorable and affordable. We've negotiated hotel and travel discounts available exclusively for the FIRST community. Through our housing experts at ConferenceDirect, we provide you 24/7 access to full hotel descriptions, real-time availability, amenities, and other details allowing you to book quickly and confidently.

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

Housing: Frequently Asked Questions

Why book with FIRST?
Your support and dedication make FIRST events possible. When you’re choosing your events this season, book your housing with FIRST so you can:
  • Receive guaranteed low-rates
  • Rest easy at FIRST-reviewed hotels
  • Stay close to venue and other teams
  • Enjoy convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast
  • Gain flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later
  • Get reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur
  • Earn reward points at your preferred hotels
Who is the Official Housing Provider for FIRST Championship?
We are proud to partner with ConferenceDirect as the only approved Official Housing Provider for the 2023 FIRST Championship event.  

FIRST and ConferenceDirect work to ensure that we have a variety of price points, quality products, and amenities all situated in a prime location to ensure that we meet the needs and desires of 2023 FIRST Championship attendees and exhibitors. Only ConferenceDirect, the Event’s contracted Official Housing Company is authorized to use any likeness of the Event, claim partnership with and allowed to book within the Event Official Hotel Block. Reservations made through any company other than ConferenceDirect, are at your own risk. If you are contacted by anyone other than ConferenceDirect, please notify the hotels@firstinspires.org immediately. Do not provide any personal or financial information to another housing vendor claiming to have rooms for the Event. Only FIRST and ConferenceDirect will contact your team regarding housing for the 2023 FIRST Championship.

When does FIRST Championship housing open?
Housing booking for participating teams and all attendees of the 2023 FIRST Championship will open soon and be available until April 10.
I am a volunteer. Where do I book my housing for FIRST Championship?
All FIRST Championship volunteers will receive an individual link to book their housing and registration within a few days after your event role has been assigned. ​Explore available volunteer roles for FIRST Championship.
How do I modify or cancel my FIRST Championship housing?
For FIRST Championship event housing, please email  FIRSTTeams@conferencedirect.com or call (844) 460-9823 (toll free) or (704) 751-4155 (international). 
Can I still earn hotel loyalty rewards points if I book with FIRST?
Yes! You can usually accrue points for your stay if you belong to your hotel’s frequent guest program. Include your membership number in the "Frequent Travel Number" field when submitting your online hotel request, contact the hotel directly to add your program number or ask the front desk to add your number upon check-in.
How do I get from the hotel to the event venue?
Please contact the hotel directly for shuttle options or recommended local ground transportation for your event. For FIRST Championship, please visit the FIRST Championship website for ground transportation, airline, and rental car discounts.

For additional questions, please contact us at hotels@firstinspires.org.


Houston Welcomes All

FIRST is excited to return to Houston for a celebration of this year's robotics season.

Did you know?

  • Houston is the most diverse city in the United States, with at least 145 languages spoken by its residents
  • Houston has the largest LGBTQ+ population in Texas
  • Houston was the first major city in the country to elect an openly gay mayor
  • There are 161 human rights organizations in the greater Houston area
  • Houston is home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the U.S., behind New York City
  • Houston has a young population, with its largest population segment the ~22% of residents aged 5 to 19

Watch Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcome the FIRST community back to the city for last year’s 2022 FIRST Championship in a video message: