**FIRST EMAIL**/Reminder - Call for Proposals for the 2008 FIRST Robotics Conference

Greetings Teams:

Just a reminder…

*FIRST *is seeking presentation proposals for the fifth 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 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 2008, we are particularly interested in presentations which address sustainability of teams in all programs, initiatives to encourage growth in a region, and tools for developing curriculum around *FIRST *programs. 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 December 23, 2007 via our web form.

Selected proposals will presented at the conference in Atlanta on April 17-19, 2008. Travel and accommodations will not be provided by FIRST.

All this information plus the link to our submission form can be found at http://www.usfirst.org/community/firstplace/content.aspx?id=7520

2008 *FIRST *Robotics Conference
April 17-19, 2008
*FIRST *Championship
Deadline for proposals: December 23rd, 2007

Recordings and slides from the 2007 Robotics Conference are available at http://first.wpi.edu/Workshops/index.html thanks to the generous sponsorship of Rolls-Royce!

*FIRST *Conference Planning Committee [email protected]

Go Teams!