**FIRST EMAIL**/Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

2010 *FIRST *Robotics Conference
April 14-15, 2010
FIRST Championship
Deadline for proposals: February 8, 2010

Greetings Teams:
*FIRST *is seeking presentation proposals for the seventh annual FIRST Robotics Conference. 45-minute workshops on topics of interest to FIRST Robotics (FRC), *FIRST *Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams, coaches, mentors, students and prospective leaders will be accepted. You may present alone, as a group, 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, FTC, and FLL teams and coaches. For 2010, we are particularly interested in presentations which address collaboration and shared resources between teams, building the FIRST community, and innovative fundraising opportunities. We also 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 submit an abstract on or before February 8th, 2010 via an email to [size=3][email protected][/size]. You are asked to submit the following information:

  • Your name(s)
  • Team number(s), 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)
  • Have you given this presentation before?
  • Program this presentation is geared toward (FRC, FTC, 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 or Thu) and time (morning, afternoon, evening), if applicable:
  • Title of presentation proposed
  • A short abstract outlining your presentation (no more than 250 words, please)

In order to respect the schedule and time constraints of our planning committee, 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 14-15, 2010. Travel and accommodations will not be provided by FIRST.

All this information plus the link to our submission form can be found through our Conferences page at http://usfirst.org/community/firstplace/content.aspx?id=11300

Recordings and slides from the past Robotics Conferences are available at http://first.wpi.edu/Workshops/index.html thanks to the generous sponsorship of Rolls-Royce!

FIRST Conference Planning Committee
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Go Teams!