We’re unveiling our 2022-2023 season theme on Saturday, April 23, during an action-packed FIRST Championship week.
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Coming Soon: 2022-2023 FIRST® Season Theme Reveal

Innovation can’t wait. We’re unveiling our 2022-2023 FIRST® season theme live on YouTube next Saturday, April 23. Complete this form to receive an email reminder to tune in.

Watch our 2022-2023 season teaser video and turn on our YouTube channel notifications for the reveal »

FIRST Announces Sponsors for 2022 FIRST Championship

Tens of thousands of students, coaches, volunteers, and supporters from 40+ countries will participate at the 2022 FIRST Championship event in Houston, a culminating celebration of the FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm season. With the support of FIRST sponsors, the event promises participating robotics teams and spectators alike an inspiring and action-packed experience that has all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event.

Read more about our FIRST Championship event sponsors »

Welcome to FIRST Championship

We’re excited to return to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston for a celebration of our robotics season. If you’re joining us next week, visit the FIRST Championship website for a detailed event guide, downloadable app, event schedule, health & safety policy, Houston travel guides, and more. Please note FIRST requires every attendee to be registered and badged, so be sure to register early or on-site.

Did you know Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States and the country’s most diverse city, including 145+ languages spoken and the largest LGBTQ+ population in Texas? Watch this welcome message from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner »

Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston

More Than Robots: Meet FIRST Alum Mariana

We interviewed Mariana Escobar Gallegos, one of the students featured in the original Disney+ documentary, "More Than Robots." Now a FIRST alum and mentor of FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 4010 “Nautilus” from Monterrey, Mexico, Mariana says FIRST has shown her she can do anything: “In FIRST there's no need to know everything to be part of the community; you only need to be curious and open to learning.”

Read more from FIRST alum Mariana on the Community blog »

Build the Future Spotlight: Roboswords

FIRST® LEGO® League Team 94 “Roboswords” was named a 2021 FIRST LEGO League Challenge Innovation Project Semi-Finalist for the innovative game they developed to help all students be physically and mentally active. Working on the project helped students on the village school team from Kayseri, Turkey, develop confidence. With Disney and Lucasfilm, we’re sharing their story as part of our Build the Future powered by Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.

Read more about “Roboswords” and submit your team’s story of building a better, more inclusive future for everyone »

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