2013 Chicago Kickoff!
January 5, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Illinois Institute of Technology - Herman Hall
3241 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
The Illinois Institute of Technology will host a 2013 FRC Kickoff Event in the Hermann Hall Union Building on campus. In addition to the public viewing of the NASA broadcast, there will be field elements available for viewing. After the NASA broadcast there will be a rules overview workshop and a LabView workshop led by a National Instruments LabView trainer. There will also be volunteers on hand to assist younger 0teams with inventorying their Kit of Parts. Questions? Need more information? Call: (312) 204-9011
2013 Peoria Kickoff!
January 5, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Bradley University College of Engineering and Technology
1600 W. Main Street
Peoria, IL 61625
Hosted by the Bradley University College of Engineering and Technology and sponsored by Caterpillar Inc., the kick-off will be held in Bradley's Renaissance Coliseum at 1600 W. Main Street, Peoria, Illinois. Parking is available in the adjacent deck.
**NOTE - As it gets closer to Kickoff, be sure to check and verify that the above information hasn't changed.
You need a Consent and Release Form filled out for each student and adult team member in attendance. You will need all of them to register in the morning when you arrive (which is required to pick up your KOP). Also remember that members younger than 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the form as well.
FIRST is piloting a system this year to collect digital consent and release forms to streamline the process. This new system will have several benefits to teams as well. More information can be found here.
A PDF copy of the consent form can be found here.
Kit of Parts
If you are properly signed up for the Chicago kickoff, your Kit of Parts will be shipped to IIT for you to pick up after the kickoff broadcast is complete.
If your team is signed up but not able to attend and have not already arranged for a surrogate pickup, please contact FIRST Headquarters to do so before December 30th.
Kits will be distributed only after the broadcast is done and distribution will continue until at least noon, so take your time if you would like to see the demo field and attend the workshop.
You should be prepared to carry your KOP, which consists of several heavy containers, down the front steps of the building and to your vehicle (total of about 100 feet and 10 steps).
If your team would like to volunteer (after the broadcast) some people to help to assist other teams in transporting kits down the stairs and loading their vehicles please email Ryan Kamphuis. It would help the process to go much more smoothly and volunteers and teams would be very appreciative.