Teams SignUp: Relic Recovery State KickOff Sat, Sept. 9, 2017
Kickoff video released at 11am CST, Sat., 9/9/2017-Other info to follow.
For FIRST Inspire game release info see:

Kickoff events will be listed on the FIRST Illinois Robotics FTC site as information and time allows.

If you plan to attend a season kickoff event, please complete this form and any site specific registration form.

What is a kickoff event?
Kickoff events celebrate the beginning of the new FTC season.
On September 9th, the 2017-18 season's game will be revealed.
The kickoff event organizers determine the event's schedule and content.
It can be a team social where teams watch the kickoff video together, interact with the new game field, have discussions, and possibly refreshments.
Other formats may include workshops on various aspects of FTC.
These events can be very valuable opportunities for rookies and veterans.

NOTE: Not all locations will have workshops - Check with the Host

1.Elgin Kickoff
got robot?
Date: 9/9/17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 72 South Grove St, Elgin, IL 60120
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5th
RSVP Registration Form got robot?:

2.Highland Park Kickoff
HP Robotics
Date: 9/9/17
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035
Use main entrance and follow signs to science wing
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5th
RSVP Registration form:

3.Chicago Kickoff
Chicago FTC League Committee
Date: 9/9/17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: mHUB, 965 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5th
RSVP Required use IL Registration form:

4.Rockford Kickoff
Rockford Robotics
Date: 9/9/17
Time: TBD
Location: TBA
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5th
Registration form:

5.Moline Kickoff
Combustible Lemons and Robotic Rams
Date: 9/9/17
Time: 8:15 a.m. checkin - 12:00 p.m.
8:15 – 8:50 AM Check-In
9:00 – 9:20 AM – Opening & Insights from Combustible Lemons & potentially a special guest
9:30 – 10:00 AM – Breakout Session #1 (multiple sessions)
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Networking / Break / Snacks
10:30 – 11:00 AM Breakout Session #2 (multiple sessions)
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM – Keynote Speaker & Game Reveal
Location: John Deere Headquarters, 1 John Deere PL, Moline, IL 61265
Contact: Greg Smith,
RSVP Required
Registration form:

6.Peoria Kickoff
Manual Rams
Date: 9/9/17
9:30 - 10 AM Arrival of Teams, Safety, & Welcome
9:50 - 10 AM Welcome Address
10 - 10:45 AM Peoria Police Department Bomb Squad
10:45 - 11 AM Teams make their way to auditorium
11 - 11:20 AM 2017-2018 Kickoff Video
11:20 - 11:25 AM Video Wrap Up
11:25 - 12:30 PM Teams Check out 17-18 Field Elements
Location: Carver Community Center, 710 W. Percy Baker Jr, Peoria, IL 61605
RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 5th
Registration Form use FTC IL form:

7. Southern IL - St. Louis/MO Kickoff Options
UMSL in St. Louis
SEMO Univ. in S.E. MO
Camdenton in Mid-MO
Info coming

Be sure to follow FTC Illinois on Facebook and Twitter.

Locations- options/Note: some locations have their own RSVP forms/RSVP by 9/5
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