2014 Event Partner Summit - May 7, 2014

2014 Event Partner Summit!

Will You Attend the 2014 Event Partner Summit To Be Held in Honolulu,

May 7, 2014

New Challenges Released
Read about the 2014-2015 VEX IQ Challenge, Highrise - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-iq-challenge/viq-current-game/ , and the 2014-2015 VRC Challenge, Skyrise - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-robotics-competitionvrc/current-game/ .

World Championship Videos and Photos
Although the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship has ended, the memories will endure forever. Visit the following two links to relive the action of the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship: videos

VEX Robotics and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation are offering Event Partners two incredible options to visit Hawaii, attend the 2014 Event Partner Summit, and volunteer during the 2014 International VEX Robotics Summer Games.

Option 1: Attend the Event Partner Summit
Event Partners choosing this option will arrive in Honolulu on Tuesday, July 8th in time for an evening opening reception and stay through 2:30 PM on Thursday, July 10th. You will receive two nights of hotel accommodations and meals starting on Tuesday, July 8th in order to attend the third annual VRC Event Partner (EP) Summit.
Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from Honolulu.

Option 2: Attend Event Partner Summit & Volunteer
Event Partners choosing this option will arrive in Honolulu on Tuesday, July 8th in time for an evening opening reception and stay through the evening of Saturday, July 12th in order to attend the EP Summit and volunteer on Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday during the 2014 International VEX Robotics Summer Games. You will receive five nights of hotel accommodations and meals starting on Tuesday, July 8th. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from Honolulu.

In order to be eligible for either Event Partner Summit option, you must have hosted a VEX Robotics tournament during the previous competition year, have a tournament listed on RobotEvents.com for the 2014-2015 competition season, or are actively working with one of the REC Foundation’s Regional Support Managers to develop a tournament for the 2014-2015 competition season.

While VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation would like to open this opportunity to as many Event Partners as possible, space is limited. In order to properly prepare for the summit, Event Partners need to complete the interest form by June 1, 2014 but priority will be given to Event Partners who complete the interest form by May 15, 2014.

The Event Partner Summit interest form can be found here - http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/831219/e33e33d23c/0 .

Attendance confirmation emails will be sent to participants starting on Friday, May 16, 2014 and will continue to be sent out until all spaces are filled.

If your Event Partner Summit application is approved, you will receive a confirmation by email and you will have 7 days to respond with your confirmed flight information. Hotel rooms will only be reserved for those individuals who submit confirmed flight information.

Important Information About the 2014 Event Partner Summit
The EP Summit will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.Hotel accommodations will be in the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. The hotel is located three blocks from the Hawaii Convention Center. Wednesday and Thursday’s meetings and training sessions will focus on tournament best practices, judging essentials, Tournament Manager operations, publicity, fundraising and more. Information from the sessions held during last year’s Event Partner Summer can be found on the Event Partner Documents Page - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-robotics-competitionvrc/vrc-event-partners/ .A preliminary agenda for the 2014 Event Partner Summit will be
posted on the Event Partner Documents Page on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.The final agenda will be available June 4, 2014.
Questions??? Send an email to support@robotevents.com

Event Partner Documents
Please bookmark this website - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-robotics-competitionvrc/game-day-running-an-event/ and visit it frequently. This is where the REC Foundation will collect all of the relevant files that you need to run your event. Documents are currently being updated and added for the current competition season.

We Want To Hear From You
The REC Foundation knows that you are the VRC program and it is through continued communications that we will help make VRC & VRCC the most desirable competitive robotics programs in the world. Our focus on accessibility, affordability, sustainability and flexibility help you make a difference in your community. Let us know what you are thinking either by speaking with your regional support manager directly or via email at support@robotevents.com. Again, thank you for what you do to create opportunities for students.

REC Foundation
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally.

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Our Twitter handle is: @REC_Foundation - http://www.twitter.com/REC_Foundation . Find us on FaceBook at FaceBook.com/RECFoundation - http://www.facebook.com/recfoundation .

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May 7? I’m going to have to put the flux capacitors back in my DeLorean if I want to make it on time. :smiley:


P.S. I see a reference to July 7/8/9 further down in the text…

Lets see, Texas for two years and now Hawaii, so chances are good for a right coast venue in 2015. I’ll wait until then…