Kickoff 2020

Join us for the
2020 FIRST Kick-off & Workshops
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Full Sail University
Fortress ESports Arena

Exploding Bacon and Gra-V Robotics official FIRST kickoff
Register at for the
at the Fortress ESports Arena
3260 University Blvd #105, Winter Park, FL 32792

For more information, contact 352-455-3819 (Steve)

We are so excited to be hosting the 2020 Central Florida Kickoff at Full Sail University in the largest collegiate ESports Arena in the United States. We will be watching kick-off together live on the 10 million pixels LED Wall!

Your whole team is invited to join us for workshops, Full Sail TechFest interactive displays & tours, kick-off, and kit distribution following the broadcast at the Full Sail University Fortress Esports Arena!

Kickoff workshops will focus on how you can get competition ready with general FIRST Robotics Competition topics. Join us for workshops and the live stream of the game reveal.

Competition Ready Workshops

Before the kickoff video join us for workshops!  Get ready not just for build season, but attend our workshops for tips to be competition ready after build season. Numerous general FIRST Robotics Competition topics covering everything from team organization to programming – with a focus on competing in the 2020 season.

Updated Address (Map & Parking info coming coon)

Full Sail University
3260 University Blvd #105
Winter Park, FL 32792

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8:00 AM: Teams arrive and check in (Tours and tech fest available 8 – 10:15)

8:40 – 8:55 AM: Kick-off Welcome and Announcements

9:00 AM: Competition Ready Workshops and Full Sail TechFest & Tours!

9:00- 9:35 AM:
Room 1: Chairman’s Award (documentation changes this year)
Room 2: Judge Whispering
Room 3: Mechanical
Room 4: Diving into the FMS

9:40 – 10:15 AM:
Room 1: Awards Overview (changes this year)
Room 2: Business Plans & Budgeting
Room 3: Pneumatics with Fluid Power Society
Room 4: FRC Electrical for Beginners (Download Presentation)

10:20 AM – 12:00 PM: Kickoff Livestream in the Fortress ESports Arena

12:30 PM (when kickoff video ends & FIRST opens distribution): Kit distribution

1:00 PM: End of Day