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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: FIRST® Headquarters will be closing on Wednesday, November 27 at 3 p.m. ET in recognition of the Thanksgiving U.S. Holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Deadline Approaching! Last call! Robot Transport Exemption: Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET. For information on the criteria, along with how to apply for a Robot Transportation Exemption, visit the Robot Transportation page.

2020 FIRST Choice Round 1: Starting Friday, November 22 at noon ET until Wednesday, December 4, the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 from secured teams may peruse FIRST Choice, populate Priority Lists, and prioritize items for Round 1. More information is available on the Kit of Parts page. Check out this helpful video here!

New Team Update & more: Check out this week’s blog entry for a new Team Update, reminders, and information about Wildcard slots this season.

2020 FIRST® Championship Conferences: We are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 FIRST Championship Conferences in Houston, TX and Detroit, MI. With three presentation formats to choose from and four conference track options, we are looking for presentations on topics of interest to teams, coaches, educators, parents, and prospective leaders. For more information, and to submit your proposal please click here.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Jason Markesino, to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you might be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.

2020 FIRST National Advocacy Conference - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! June 21 - 23 in Washington, DC. Teams and individuals will attend a day and a half of training and then meet with their members of Congress and senators to advocate for STEM and FIRST! Questions, more information, and registration: http://firstnac.org or email staff@firstnac.org.

2020 FIRST RISE season merchandise: Perfect for the classroom, the machine shop, or just hanging with your #stemsquad, limited-edition INFINITE RECHARGESM t-shirts and caps are now available in the FIRST Store.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.
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