2017-18 Season Kick-Off

September 1st, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the new season of FIRST Tech Challenge!

Learn about the competition, view the unveiling of this season’s game challenge, get tips and help from seasoned volunteers, and mingle and network with new and veteran teams.

This event is free and all are welcome – teams, prospects, family members, and anyone interested.

PLEASE RSVP to the event.

If you can’t make it, watch the livestream! The game video and documents will be at the FIRST web site after 12 pm Saturday.


Pace University Pleasantville, Kessel Student Center
861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville NY 10570
Pace Map

UAlbany Uptown Campus, Lecture Center 18
1400 Washington Rd, Albany NY 12206
Albany Map

Brief Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 Check In
10:00 – 12:00 Welcome, New Season Info and Workshop Topics
12:00 – 12:15 Game Challenge Reveal: FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM, Presented by Qualcomm® Incorporated
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 – 3:00 Workshop Topics for both Rookie and Veteran Teams
Albany workshops continue until 4:00

Pleasantville Kickoff Agenda

Albany Kickoff Agenda


  • We are very pleased to announce a special guest: Ken Johnson, Program Director of FIRST Tech Challenge globally, will be joining us in Pleasantville and via videoconference to Albany!
  • Each registered team will get to take home a sample game scoring piece from this year’s challenge.
  • At Pace: Time for a new robot battery? Bring your 12V battery packs and use our battery tester to check out their health!


Pleasantville: Pace campus food service will open at 10AM. Teams can buy a variety of lunch items or bring their own food.

Albany: A group pizza pre-order is available, or teams may bring their own food or purchase at the campus center.

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