The 2023 FIRST Championship starts today. Whether joining virtually or in-person, use this guide to make the most of it.
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How to Celebrate FIRST® Championship from Home

The 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems, running through Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, is a celebration of the FIRST ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season for our community. If you can’t join us in person, there are plenty of ways to celebrate from home:

🤖 Watch robot matches live on FIRSTtv. See what’s streaming at (See schedule overview - all times are Central Time)

🤖 Join the #FIRSTChamp conversation on social media. Connect with FIRST on Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and use hashtags #IAmMoreThan and #PeopleofSTEAM to tell your own FIRST story.

🤖 Play the FIRST Championship Scavenger Hunt. Download the 2023 FIRST Championship App presented by Bechtel and select the FIRST Championship Scavenger Hunt tab for virtual and in-person options and raffle opportunities.

Learn more about FIRST Championship >>

Get the Most of Your FIRST Championship Experience

If you plan to join us in Houston, please note FIRST requires every FIRST Championship attendee to be registered and badged. When you’re not experiencing the thrill of competition, make the most of your time:

🤖 We asked members of the FIRST community about their favorite things to do while in (or traveling to) Houston for FIRST Championship. Consider these eight things for your to-do list.

🤖 FIRST Championship Conferences include sessions on equity, inclusion, expanding FIRST programs, and STEM education and careers for students, coaches/mentors, educators, school administrators, and alumni. Check out the career-focused conference sessions to guide you in building and growing your STEM career.

Download the FIRST Championship app for the full schedule, conference session descriptions, maps, guides, and more >>

Don’t Miss the 2023-2024 FIRST Season Reveal

Tune in live to the 2023 FIRST Championship Closing Celebration show, which begins Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. ET, for a first look at our 2023-2024 season theme. Keep streaming to watch final robotics matches live from FIRST Championship.

Watch FIRST Championship >>

Vote for Shorty Awards Finalist More Than

We are pleased to announce that FIRST and the More Than campaign have been selected as finalists for The Shorty Awards, the leading international award recognizing brands’ outstanding and innovative work in digital and social media content. Please take a moment to vote for FIRST in the “Brand Awareness Campaign” category and help us win the Audience Honor – you can vote once per day.

Vote on for FIRST in the Shorty Award’s “Brand Awareness Campaign” (voting closes April 26) >>

Thank you to the 2023 FIRST Championship Sponsors >>
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