FIRST® Championship Registration Deadline Change/FIRST Championship Hotel & Travel/FIRSTtv PLAYxPLAY Show/2019 National Advocacy Conference
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FIRST® Championship Registration Deadline Change: Starting in Week 5, the deadline for teams to secure for FIRST Championship is TUESDAY at 5 p.m. ET following their qualifying event. Need help securing your payment prior to the deadline? Contact our Finance Department with questions.

One of these forms must be received by the TUESDAY (Weeks 5-7) following the qualifying event by 5 p.m. ET.

*Commitment Letters and Purchase Orders must be paid to FIRST® by check or credit card prior to Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Please note that the emails we send to teams that qualify or are offered a spot for FIRST Championship contain a link that expires after 48 hours. We have also received reports that some of these emails have been marked as spam or been delivered to junk folders, so please check those folders if you do not receive your invite by Monday morning.

FIRST Championship Hotel & Travel: We’re only weeks away from the 2019 FIRST Championship. When you book your housing with FIRST, your team:

  • Receives guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed hotels.
  • Stays close to the venue and other teams.
  • Enjoys convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast.
  • Gets reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur.
  • Gains flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later.
  • Receives exclusive FIRST welcome bag at on-site registration.
  • Gets team entry into the 2019 Stay with FIRST Sweepstakes.

Additional FIRST Championship travel discounts include:

  • Airline travel
  • Car rental
  • Ground transportation

Need a helping hand?  Check out our blog entry with tips to help you prepare for the FIRST Championship!

FIRSTtv PLAYxPLAY Show: Join us every Saturday during the competition season from Noon to 8 p.m. ET on our Twitch channel, for amazing whip-around coverage of some of the best matches, as well as live reports from the field!

2019 National Advocacy Conference June 23 - 25 in Washington, D.C..: Students learn how to talk to Members of Congress and then we send each team out for a day of meetings with Senators and Members of Congress to promote FIRST and STEM education on behalf of every student in the U.S.! In this once in a lifetime experience, students make a national impact and walk away with increased confidence and engagement in our government. We have increased funding from $400 million to $1.1 billion for STEM education and helped to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. There is still more we can do, and we need your help!

REGISTER BY APRIL 1, 2019, and your team will be entered to win a private reception at NAC and will receive a game piece signed by Dean Kamen, Woodie Flowers, and Don Bossi. Each participant will also receive a pen, tote bag, and a t-shirt. FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams, and individuals are welcome. For more information and registration, or if you have any questions, please visit or email

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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