**FIRST EMAIL**/2007 FIRST Robotics Conference Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

This is an update to this e-mail blast; c’mon everyone, let’s share our expertise with other FVC teams and submit a proposal.

Greetings Teams:

We are extending the deadline for the fourth annual 2007 FIRST Robotics Conference “Call for Proposals” to January 15, 2007. The 2007 FIRST Robotics Conference will take place Wednesday - Friday, April 11-13, at the 2007 FIRST Championship.

Presentation proposals for 45-minute workshops on topics of interest to FIRST Robotics (FRC), FIRST Vex Challenge (FVC) and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams, coaches, mentors, students and prospective leaders will be accepted. You may present alone or as a team.

The goal of the conference is to provide personal and professional development for K-12 educators, non-engineering mentors, technical
mentors and students.

We encourage presentations in all technical and non-technical areas that might interest current and future FRC, FVC, and FLL teams and coaches. This year, we have a special interest in seeing proposals from current students in addition to the usual proposals from mentors and coaches.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a 45-minute presentation in Atlanta, please send an email to [email protected] on or before January 15, 2007. Please submit the following information in the body of your email:

Presenter Details:

-Your name(s)
-Team number(s) and programs (FRC, FVC, FLL), if applicable
-Affiliation (school, company, agency, etc)
-Are you a coach? Mentor? Professional? HS student? College student?
-Faculty? Teacher? Team of the above?
-Email address(es), phone number(s), address(es) of presenter(s)

Presentation Details:

-Have you given this presentation before?
-Title of presentation proposed
-Program the presentation is geared towards (FRC, FVC, FLL)
-Technical presentation or non-technical (gears versus team dynamics, for example)
-Special equipment FIRST would need to provide (laptop, extra power, table for demonstrations, etc)
-Preferred day (Wed, Thurs, or Fri) and time (morning, afternoon,evening), if applicable
-A short abstract outlining your presentation (no more than 250 words, please)

Due to the Conference Planning Committee’s workload, proposals significantly longer than 250 words cannot be considered. Please adhere
to the above guidelines.

Selected proposals will presented at the conference in Atlanta on April 11-13, 2007. Travel and accommodations will not be provided by FIRST.

Go Teams!