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Program Updates, Deadlines & Reminders 
FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems Division Assignments: FIRST Championship is just over a week away and we can hardly wait! We expect to release the Division Assignments by Friday, April 14 and will announce when they are available in a FIRST® Robotics Competition blog post and on social media.
FIRST Updates
2023-2024 FIRST Season Theme Reveal: Tune in live to the 2023 FIRST Championship presented by BAE Systems Closing Celebration show on April 22 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET for a first look at our 2023-2024 season theme (watch a sneak peek). Keep streaming after the show to watch the Einstein playoff and final matches and presentation of the FIRST Impact Award. All FIRST Championship streaming links will be available at firstinspires.org/watch.
FIRST Dashboard Maintenance May 8-17: From May 8-17 the FIRST Dashboard will be undergoing scheduled maintenance and Thinkscape access through the FIRST Dashboard will be unavailable. To access your materials while the dashboard is unavailable, please follow these instructions before May 8 to update your Thinkscape profile and reset your password. Once your account is reset, you can log into Thinkscape directly to access your resources.
Community Engagement  
2023 National Advocacy Conference (United States): Join the Student Association for STEM Advocacy in Washington, D.C., for the tenth annual National Advocacy Conference. Robotics teams from across the U.S. have been advocating in D.C., and your team is invited to join. Students will learn how to talk to members of Congress through highly interactive and targeted training on June 25 and 26. Then, teams will schedule and attend meetings to build meaningful relationships with members of Congress. Your team will promote robotics and STEM education on behalf of every student in America. This experience encourages participants to learn about advocacy and make a national impact now. Registration is now open! Visit mysasa.org/nac for more information and to register or contact staff@mysasa.org with questions.
As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.   
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support