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

Event Guides

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:

Match Results


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.

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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!


George R. Brown Convention Center

FIRST Championship Houston is a multiple point campus, which includes five spaces: George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Marriott Marquis Hotel, and Hilton America’s Hotel.
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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On-Site Activities

Innovation Faire
The FIRST® Innovation Faire is a dedicated destination venue for FIRST participants to connect with all exhibitors, including sponsors, suppliers, alliances, and scholarship providers. Join us for engaging, interactive, hands-on exhibits and the chance for you to connect with over 35,000 Championship attendees. For more information, please contact us at:
Alumni and Career
The Alumni and Career experience at FIRST Championship is for participants, alumni, parents, and mentors to understand and explore the opportunities that are available to FIRST Alumni after high school. Learn more about the Alumni and Career Experience at FIRST Championship or contact for questions.

Plan Your Visit

Find information on airline discounts, car rentals, ground transportation, and Houston-area discounts.

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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.




Rainbow Rocket Tee

FIRST LAUNCH travel mug

FIRST LAUNCH Travel Bottle

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