Purdue FIRST Programs will be hosting the 2009 Indiana FIRST Robotics Conference on October 10, 2009. The event will feature a wide range of presentation for FRC Teams, Students, and Mentors. The event is open to the public and any is willing to attend.
The event will take place in Wetherill & Stanley Coulter Halls on the campus of Purdue University. The doors will open at 8:30 AM and the conference should last until 3:45 PM.
A schedule of the sessions is posted here. If you would like to come, I encourage you to forward these schedules to your teams so that your students/mentors can get an idea for what they would like to attend before arriving to the conference. There is a possibility of adding a couple more sessions to the list; if this happens, a revised schedule will be sent out.
Attached is a map of Purdue’s campus and directions for parking. These are also available through an interactive Google Map located here: Google Map
The parking situation is similar to the Boilermaker Regional. Cars may park in the University Street parking garage in “A” parking places, not reserved parking places. Buses can drop off students in front of Stanley Coulter Hall and will park in the Harrison Street lot. A shuttle is available to pick up bus drivers if necessary.
Lunch will not be provided by the venue. There are many reasonably priced lunch options within walking distance of the venue. The Google Map link above highlights 15 restaurants in which the teams can eat.
Other options are available as well and teams are more than welcome to bring their lunch and eat at the venue.
The event is open to the public, including teams from outside Indiana. There will be no registration at the event, but we would like to know if your team is planning on coming and how many people you are planning on bringing. Please email us and let us know a rough estimate of how many people will be coming with your team.
Thanks and please let us know if there are any questions.