2015 WORLDS location?

  1. 4 years ago

    meng

    11 Jul 2014 Singapore 8059

    @Garrett Havens
    2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Date/Location Change
    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and VEX Robotics are
    gearing up for another action-packed season of highly skilled robotics competitions and we have some updates pertaining to the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. This year’s event will take place April 15 – 18, 2015 in a special new location, to be unveiled at the end of the summer.

    Just wondering has the new venue for World 2015 been announced?

  2. Vex Vortex

    11 Jul 2014 Haslett, Michigan, USA, Earth,... 7580A

    I set up a countdown until worlds on our team website. Only 278 days left, and we don't even know where it is.

    I'm thinking it'll be in Antartica.:D All countries share the location, which is fitting for a world event. Lots of wide open space for as many teams as RECF wants to host. The robots won't overheat.;)

  3. cyberpirates

    11 Jul 2014 Belton, MO 7232

    Hope they move it to Texas that would be much easier for us! Put it in VEX home state!

  4. JoeG

    11 Jul 2014 Worcester, MA none

    New dates also mean that there isn't an ongoing conflict with the FIRST World championship. Yay for less volunteer spread/not having to watch 14+ fields of robots over webcast at once!

  5. 400X

    11 Jul 2014 Galveston, Texas 400X

    @cyberpirates Hope they move it to Texas that would be much easier for us! Put it in VEX home state!

    That would be amazing, but I imagine it would make it harder for NZ and Asian teams.

    I'm all for it though. :D

  6. Space

    11 Jul 2014 Lakeland, Florida POLY1

    @400X That would be amazing, but I imagine it would make it harder for NZ and Asian teams.

    I'm all for it though. :D

    Hey guys...Florida is always nice around April! ;)

  7. Kate2941

    12 Jul 2014 New Zealand 2941A

    @400X That would be amazing, but I imagine it would make it harder for NZ and Asian teams.

    After a 22 hours travel time to LA (we fly via Aus) I don't think adding another few hours onto travel time is such a big deal! :P

  8. Vex Vortex

    12 Jul 2014 Haslett, Michigan, USA, Earth,... 7580A

    Here it goes, a list of larger convention centers in the US:
    [LIST=1]
    [*]Chicago, Illinois
    [*]Orlando, Florida
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada
    [*]Boston, Massachusetts
    [*]Atlanta, Georgia
    [*]Washington, D.C.
    [*]Dallas, Texas
    [*]Louisville, Kentucky
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada (again)
    [*]Honolulu, Hawaii
    [*]New Orleans, Louisiana
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada (yet again)
    [/LIST]

    These are the cities that have larger convention centers then Anehiem. This not all of them, but if RECF needs a bigger place, these are the one with at-least a some-what larger area. If they need something a lot bigger, it'll be on the top of the list.

    Or if it's outside the US, that will cost a lot of teams, a lot of money.

  9. meng

    12 Jul 2014 Singapore 8059

    @Kate2941 After a 22 hours travel time to LA (we fly via Aus) I don't think adding another few hours onto travel time is such a big deal! :P

    Kate,

    Trust me.... it still makes a big difference.

    We were there at Dallas, Texas, and our robots arrived one day later (because it was misplaced during the domestic flight transfer).

    And we were there at Orlando too... the weather was great, but it took us about 28 hours to reach there. Totally drained out.
    And oh... one of the Singapore teams missed their flight back to Singapore from Chicago because of the delayed in their domestic flight. And they ended up staying one night at the airport.

    And of course, not to mention the additional few hundred bucks because of the additional leg of domestic flight....

  10. ioota

    12 Jul 2014 Mansfield, Connecticut 1618A

    The northeast has a lot of teams and a lot of transportation centers...

  11. tabor473

    12 Jul 2014 V5 Beta Tester Salt Lake City OYES, WPI

    @Vex Vortex Here it goes, a list of larger convention centers in the US:
    [LIST=1]
    [*]Chicago, Illinois
    [*]Orlando, Florida
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada
    [*]Boston, Massachusetts
    [*]Atlanta, Georgia
    [*]Washington, D.C.
    [*]Dallas, Texas
    [*]Louisville, Kentucky
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada (again)
    [*]Honolulu, Hawaii
    [*]New Orleans, Louisiana
    [*]Las Vegas, Nevada (yet again)
    [/LIST]

    These are the cities that have larger convention centers then Anehiem. This not all of them, but if RECF needs a bigger place, these are the one with at-least a some-what larger area. If they need something a lot bigger, it'll be on the top of the list.

    Or if it's outside the US, that will cost a lot of teams, a lot of money.

    I like the look of that 3rd 9th 12fth biggest convention center. That would be quite nifty for travel and I am pretty sure we wouldn't dent the hotel space.

  12. jpearman

    12 Jul 2014 Moderator, ROBOTC Tech Support, V5 Beta Moderator Los Angeles 8888

    @tabor473 I like the look of that 3rd 9th 12fth biggest convention center. That would be quite nifty for travel and I am pretty sure we wouldn't dent the hotel space.

    I doubt it will be Vegas, it would clash with NAB.
    http://www.nabshow.com

    I'm surprised they are moving this event after already announcing it would be at Anaheim, someone better let the robo prom team know as they were planning to hold that event on April 22.

  13. tabor473

    12 Jul 2014 V5 Beta Tester Salt Lake City OYES, WPI

    @jpearman I doubt it will be Vegas, it would clash with NAB.
    http://www.nabshow.com

    I'm surprised they are moving this event after already announcing it would be at Anaheim, someone better let the robo prom team know as they were planning to hold that event on April 22.

    Ya I know Vegas is unlikely because it isn't the right kind of atmosphere for what the convention centers want. They like people gambling in casinos.

    Still its possible when you consider how many convention centers we have.

  14. jpearman

    12 Jul 2014 Moderator, ROBOTC Tech Support, V5 Beta Moderator Los Angeles 8888

    @tabor473 Ya I know Vegas is unlikely because it isn't the right kind of atmosphere for what the convention centers want. They like people gambling in casinos.

    Still its possible when you consider how many convention centers we have.

    I go to NAB most years, it's the second biggest convention after CES I think, Las Vegas is always packed that week. The though of transporting robots from the hotels on the strip to the convention center is not a pleasant thought.

    If the venue has been changed then it should be announced, it's all over the internet that the dates are 22-25 April, I imagine many people have already made plans to be in Anaheim for that week.

  15. Space

    12 Jul 2014 Lakeland, Florida POLY1

    @536C "In addition, the REC Foundation today announced that the 2014 and the 2015 VEX Robotics Competition World Championships will once again take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on April 23-26, 2014 and April 22 – 25, 2015" cite: http://www.vexrobotics.com/news/2013/08/northrop-grumman-partnership/

    that was probably before they knew they'd be moving, so they probably cancelled.

  16. Eric_J

    12 Jul 2014 Neenah WI Former 536C

    @Space that was probably before they knew they'd be moving, so they probably cancelled.

    I see you quoted my post before I realized I misread it and deleted my post. ;)

    Also the space is still reserved in Anaheim: http://www.anaheimconventioncenter.com/eventDetail1.aspx?eID=453

  17. jpk_7682

    12 Jul 2014 Event Partner Auckland, New Zealand 7682

    @meng Kate,

    Trust me.... it still makes a big difference.

    Echo that. From NZ we don't fly with Kiwibots because NZ->LA is only 12hrs away and less "Fragile" handling by airports = less damage. For the record internal flights in the US are the worst for robot damage.

    Wouldn't it be ironic if they moved it to St Louis?

  18. jpearman

    12 Jul 2014 Moderator, ROBOTC Tech Support, V5 Beta Moderator Los Angeles 8888

    @jpk_7682 Wouldn't it be ironic if they moved it to St Louis?

    That thought also crossed my mind as well. Someone could take last years floorplan and see if that fits well in the St Louis convention center. There's less exhibit space but the arena is much larger (which based on the 2014 finals may not be a good idea, there were not many people left at the end)

  19. cyberpirates

    13 Jul 2014 Belton, MO 7232

    St. Louis would rock, 3 hour drive!

  20. pwnageNick

    13 Jul 2014 Chicago, IL No Team

    Garrett Havens This year’s event will take place April 15 – 18, 2015 in a special new location, to be unveiled at the end of the summer.

    Emphasis mine.

    I think the biggest news out of this update is that the date has now been changed so that VEX World Championships in 2015 will not conflict with the FIRST World Chamionship in St. Louis.

    THis is huge for people like me who mentor and participate in the FIRST program, and we won't have to choose between the two like last year.

    This is really awesome news to me!

    St. Louis & (insert VEX Worlds location) here I come!

    -Nick

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