The 2018 FIRST Championship Event is a multiple point campus, which will include five venues/spaces:
George R Brown Convention Center for FIRST LEGO League World Festival, FIRST LEGO League Jr. World Festival Expo, FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, conferences and select VIP events; which will feature the Innovation Faire including Scholarship Row. The George R. Brown convention center is located on Avenida de las Americas. For detailed directions, click here. Or, visit the venue site here: http://www.grbhouston.com/
Minute Maid Park for the finals for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge along with the closing ceremonies. To Minute Maid Park from the Convention Center on foot:
- Head northeast on Avenida De Las Americas toward Mc Kinney
- Turn left onto Rusk St
- Turn right onto Crawford St
- Minute Maid Park will be on your left
Discovery Green will host the FIRST Championship Welcome Party sponsored by NRG and will welcome the FIRST community to Houston, TX. The event will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be activities throughout the park for students of all ages to engage in – from mainstage acts, to activity booths and roving entertainment. If you are hungry, stop by anyone of the many food trucks that will line the streets during the party. Admission is free to all registered FIRST participants. Please make sure to wear your event badge to gain access into the park.
The Marriott Marquis Hotel will host a range of meetings including the Dean’s List Lunch
The Hilton America’s Hotel will host a range of meetings and events
All of this will contribute to FIRST’s overall event goal of making a unique transformative experience to all teams, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters of FIRST in a fun and safe environment in the City of Houston.