Qualcomm returns as presenting sponsor of FIRST Championship, watch the livestream, and join the #FIRSTChamp conversation
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For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology

Global Changemakers Unite to Support Young Innovators

The 2018 FIRST® Championship Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated will bring 65,000+ students, coaches, and supporters across two cities — Houston (April 18-21) and Detroit (April 25-28) — in the ultimate celebration of science and technology. The event is made possible by the generosity of FIRST sponsors and promises an inspiring and action-packed experience that has all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event.

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Livestream all of the FIRST Championship Action

A front-row seat to FIRST Championship is just a click away. You can catch all the action on the FIRST Twitch Channel beginning April 18. Before the event, meet teams live on April 13 and April 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

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Join the #FIRSTChamp Conversation

Follow FIRST on social media and encourage the whole #STEMSquad to join the #FIRSTChamp conversation. 


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Get Limited Edition FIRST Championship Merchandise

The FIRST Store is your source for authentic FIRST merchandise made exclusively for the FIRST #STEMsquad. Choose from the newest gadgets, apparel, and accessories featuring your favorite programs and, of course, limited edition FIRST Championship must-haves. The collection will be available onsite in Houston and Detroit. Check the app for the nearest location and hours.

Not attending? You can still get FIRST gear on the FIRST e-store.
FIRST Championship Updates at Your Fingertips

Stay up to date with Championship event news and activity schedules on the FIRST Championship website presented by Quicken Loans. Or, download the FIRST Championship app presented by Bechtel to stay connected on-the-go with personalized program schedules, interactive maps, alerts, and more.

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Book with FIRST and Save at FIRST Championship

FIRST is pleased to provide travel discounts for all members of the FIRST community traveling to FIRST Championship. Discounts are available in Houston and Detroit for hotels, ground transportation, airfare, and car rentals.

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OUR VISION: “...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”
— Dean Kamen, Founder