Join us in the Space City for a celebration of our space-themed robotics season at the 2019 FIRST® Championship presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated. The world’s largest celebration of STEM for students, FIRST Championship brings 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.
Save the Dates
Houston: April 15 - 18, 2020
Detroit: April 29 - May 2, 2020
Download the official FIRST Championship Houston Event Guide. Includes information on ceremonies, badging, venue, food options, safety, parking, and more.
If you're looking for volunteer or program-specific details for teams see below:
- FIRST LEGO League Jr.
- FIRST LEGO League
- FIRST Tech Challenge
- FIRST Robotics Competition
- Team Advancement Map
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 arrive, visit level 1 of the George R. Brown Convention Center to receive your badge.
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.
- Gets team entry into the 2019 Stay with FIRST Sweepstakes.
GET THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP APP
The FIRST Championship app makes it easy to access all FIRST Championship information such as teams, maps, exhibitor information, and schedules. Right-click for link to share with your friends!
Houston, TX 77010
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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.
FIRST LAUNCH Lunch Box
Rainbow Rocket Tee
FIRST LAUNCH Travel Bottle