Kickoff 2023

Join us for the
2023 FIRST Kick-off & Workshops
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Full Sail University

Exploding Bacon and Gra-V Robotics official FIRST kickoff
Register at for the

3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792


Teams are invited to join us for workshops, Full Sail TechFest interactive displays & Tours, kick-off, and kit distribution. Kickoff workshops will focus on how you can get competition ready with general FIRST Robotics Competition topics.


9:30 Teams arrive
(Tech fest and tours will be open from 9:30 – 11:25)
9:45 – 10:00 Welcome and announcements
10:10 – 10:45 Session 1 workshops:
Room 1: The Art of Presenting
Room 2: Robot Inspection, Bumpers & You
Room 3: Fluid Power Society – Pneumatics
Room 4: Electrical 101
10:50 – 11:25 Session 2 workshops:
Room 1: Judge Whispering
Room 2: Strategy and Scouting
Room 3: Mechanical Design for Easy Maintenance
Room 4: FMS 101
11:25 Workshops, tours and tech fest booths end
11:30 -1:00 Kickoff broadcast
1:00 Kit distribution
2:00 End of day

From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE presented by QualcommFIRST teams across our programs will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward.