2024 FIRST® Championship 
Houston, April 17-20, 2024

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. 

Watch a recap below from the 2023 FIRST Championship for a preview of this inspiring event.

For more information about how to get involved as a 2024 FIRST Championship Sponsor and beyond, please email us at development@firstinspires.org.

Event & Houston Info

FIRST requires every FIRST Championship attendee to be registered and badged. Event registration grants access to participant-only activities and increases the security of the event. FIRST also partners with ConferenceDirect to bring teams, volunteers, and all attendees more than 50 FIRST-reviewed hotel location options. Team housing for the 2024 FIRST Championship is now open!

George R. Brown Convention Center Update: Concession/food booths at the George R. Brown Convention Center are not able to accept cash. For any FIRST Championship attendee who needs to pay cash, refundable gift cards will be available at the convention center for purchase with cash. See the Concessions section of the Event Guide for more information.

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

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2024 FIRST Championship Sponsors

Thank you to 2024 FIRST Championship presenting sponsor BAE Systems and all our sponsors! The sponsor video contest is a fun way to celebrate the creativity of FIRST sponsors and be part of the excitement of FIRST Championship. Go vote now!


Continued thanks to our FIRST Strategic Partners and Founding Sponsors

2023 - 2024 Season

Program registration is open for our 2023-2024 robotics season, FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm, which challenges FIRST participants to work together to explore the role STEM skills play in the arts and bring their ideas to life.

The season kicked off with the FIRST® LEGO® League challenge release in August, followed by FIRST® Tech Challenge in September and FIRST® Robotics Competition in January, and culminates in April with the 2024 FIRST Championship.