Manchester Kick-Off

Does anybody know if there is a limit to the amount of people we can bring to the Manchester Kick-Off?

I know that there is a limit of the founders party, but nothing stating a limit on the kick-off itself.

The only thing they state is that you have to have a signed form before you enter the Verizon center.

that the limit of 2 that TIMS let you register was what they also use as the limit for the Manchester kickoff…and then the other sites say how many above that number can go…

*Originally posted by Kyle Fenton *
**Does anybody know if there is a limit to the amount of people we can bring to the Manchester Kick-Off?

I know that there is a limit of the founders party, but nothing stating a limit on the kick-off itself.

The only thing they state is that you have to have a signed form before you enter the Verizon center. **

From the Dec. 16 E-mail Blast:

Greetings Manchester Kickoff Attendees!

We have some important attendance count and workshop registration information to share with you. Firstly, the Team Information Management System (TIMS) has been modified to allow for up to four (4) individuals from your team to attend: the Founders Party, the Resource Workshops and the Kickoff.

Please follow the below steps. Rookies Teams - Please read carefully!

If you intend to have four (4) members of your team attend any of the above, you must go to the registration system and “up” your count by 5:00 pm tomorrow, December 17, 2002! This is especially important as there will be tickets sent to each team for admittance to the Founder’s Party - you will be sent the number of tickets equal to your registration count. Please note these will be sent to Main Contact home addresses as many schools will be on vacation. We anticipate they will go out toward the end of this week. If you do not receive your tickets please let us know asap! After logging in to the Team Information Management System, click on Edit Team Information, and go to Step 4. Under “Kickoff Count” selection you can edit the number of team members coming.

To register for the Rookie Workshop (open to first and second year teams only) from 8:30 am 5:00 pm on Friday, January 3, 2002:

After logging in to the TIMS, click on Edit Team Information, go to Step 4, and indicate the number of team members to attend. A maximum of two (2) per team may attend this workshop. (You may split your count and send other team members to the Resource Workshops if you wish.) Please note this is an all day workshop - an individual team member cannot attend both this workshop and the Resources Workshops! Space is limited - so make your selections asap.

From http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2003/manworkagenda.htm
2003 Manchester Kickoff Weekend Workshop Agenda

Friday, January 3, 2002
Kickoff Workshops 2003
Manchester, NH

Time_ Rookie Workshop held Friday January 3, 2003_ Location_
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Topics: Take participants through the 8 week process in 8 hours.
Topics include: Team organization, basic chassis and transmission design, Controls, designing to a problem to name a few.

Max # per team: 2 members
Participants: First and second year teams (good for teachers or engineers) FIRST 4th Floor Annex
Time_ General Workshops held Friday January 3, 2003_ Location_
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM Pneumatics
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Team Organization
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
11:00 AM - Noon Introduction to FIRST Controls and Pbasic Programming
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
No Lunch Provided by FIRST FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Application of Game Strategy to Robot Chassis Design
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Financial Planning and the FIRST Robotics Team
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chairman’s Award Panel
Max # per team - Up to 4 members FIRST Place Facility - 2nd floor

From http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2003/kickoff.htm
Founder’s Reception
A reception will be held on Friday, January 3, 2003 from 6–8PM, 8-10PM, at the home of Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST. Four adult mentors will be allowed. Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

On the FIRST website it specifically states of there is a maximum of people at the workshop and the party, but nothing on the “keynote” of the kick-off.

In the past, they used to limit it, because there were no remote kick-offs. But with a big facility, and mainly only the new england teams attending, they seem to not enforce the limit.

*Originally posted by Kyle Fenton *
**On the FIRST website it specifically states of there is a maximum of people at the workshop and the party, but nothing on the “keynote” of the kick-off.

In the past, they used to limit it, because there were no remote kick-offs. But with a big facility, and mainly only the new england teams attending, they seem to not enforce the limit. **

Again, from the Dec. 16 E-mail Blast;

We have some important attendance count and workshop registration information to share with you. Firstly, the Team Information Management System (TIMS) has been modified to allow for up to four (4) individuals from your team to attend: the Founders Party, the Resource Workshops **and the Kickoff. **

Bold added for emphasis.