2017 VEX Worlds 2017 Agenda

2017 VEX WORLDS UPDATE VEX Worlds 2017 Agenda! With just a few days to go until we welcome 1,400 teams to Louisville, KY, on April 19-25, we’re in the home stretch of planning! As you make your final preparations take note that the VEX Worlds 2017 mobile app is now available. Download for free today for Apple and Android devices on the App Store & Google Play! VEX Robotics Community Reminders! As the VEX Robotics World Championship draws near we want to take a moment to remind all the teams attending what this opportunity presents. When you set foot in Freedom Hall for the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations, you’ll be surrounded by a supportive community of robotics enthusiasts. A community that wants nothing more than to celebrate your achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and that has come to see that no matter how your robot fairs on the competition field every student will leave this event a richer person for the knowledge gained and friends made. So, as you embark on your trip to Kentucky next week or the week after, the REC Foundation would kindly ask you to take a moment to review the intentions expressed in the VEX IQ Challenge Crossover Game Manual Rule G16 - https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/viqc-crossover/VEX-IQ-Challenge-2016-2017-Game-%20Manual-012417.pdf - and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck Game Manual Rule G17 - https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/vrc-starstruck/VRC-2016-17-Starstruck-Game-Manual-020217.pdf - and share them with your team members. Louisville Bats Baseball Game! PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for hosting student groups and is located less than a mile from most downtown hotels. We’re inviting your group to take part in the FUN! To reserve space for your students or receive more information, please visit: Louisville Bats - http://gettravel.com/louisville-bats-baseball-game/ . Capacity is limited for certain ticket packages, so early orders are encouraged. All groups will be finalized no later than April 14, 2017. VEX Worlds Team Parties! The REC Foundation will offer a team party on Saturday, April 22, for VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U teams and a team party on Tuesday, April 25, for the VEX IQ Challenge teams following the conclusion of their portion of VEX Worlds. The parties will be held at Kentucky Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo Center. For more information about the events and to pre-purchase DISCOUNTED tickets through Friday, April 14, visit: Team Party 2017 - http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-worlds-team-party/ ! Travel & Hotel Information VEX Worlds 2017 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our third year at the Kentucky Expo Center with a new event schedule to accommodate more teams. As you plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the hotel booking site - http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-robotics-world-championship/ for a great selection of accommodations at discounted rates! In addition, to learn more about Louisville’s famous culinary scene, wide variety of museums and sporting venues, transportation, and more be sure to check out the visitors welcome site as well: Louisville Welcomes VEX Worlds 2017! - https://www.gotolouisville.com/vex-worlds-2017/ Volunteer Roles Need Filling! We are especially in need of Referee/Scorekeepers, Inspectors, and Judges throughout the week, and we can use many more volunteers for Sunday-Tuesday. If you have experienced adults in your team, please encourage them to volunteer! 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