VEX Robotics World Championship Team Blast

Congratulations on Qualifying for the VEX Robotics World Championship!
Congratulations to those of you who have qualified out of more than 11,000 teams for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, this April! This newsletter contains all the information you need to begin planning your trip and is full of plenty of details you won’t want to miss!

VEX Robotics World Championship Registration!
Now that you’ve qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee by March 10, 2015 at! A reminder to all teams that any team with an unpaid registration will be removed from the roster. If your team qualifies, but is unable to attend, please send an email to:

Travel & Hotel Information
The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship promises to be an exceptional event with the new location at the Kentucky Expo Center offering a much larger space, two arenas, and plenty of exciting attractions and activities. As you begin to plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the current housing site with information about hotels and accommodations as well as the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship site with details about special rates on rental cars, airport transfers, airport discounts, pre-ordering food, Louisville and the surrounding area, the event pages are as follows: VEX IQ Challenge Elementary, VEX IQ Challenge Middle School, VEX Robotics Competition Middle School, VEX Robotics Competition High School, and VEX U.

VEX Robotics World Championship Team Party!
On Saturday night, April 18, following the conclusion of the VEX Robotics World Championship, the REC Foundation will host a team party at Kentucky Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo Center. Teams are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the party, which will be offered at a discount if purchased in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX Robotics World Championship Team Party.

Volunteers Needed for VEX Robotics World Championship!
It’s a great time of year to volunteer for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15-18. There are a number of positions available and new and experienced volunteers are needed to help with VEX IQ, VRC, and VEX U events. Volunteer opportunities include team check-in, inspection, queuing, refereeing, scorekeeping, field resetting, judging, and more. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit World Championship Volunteers or contact Martha Proulx.

The REC Foundation’s Mission Statement
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. For more information, visit

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Can’t wait!

A couple of questions.

  1. Please confirm if I have this correct. This is outside of downtown at the Kentucky Exposition Center off I-65/I-264 interchange, and not the Kentucky International Convention center which is down town next to another indoor stadium. Both are rather large.

  2. Any idea of which events will be in which building? Locations could influence hotel choice. I assume Freedom Hall will be the main arena since it holds 15k+ people. But pits for teams will be in the West & South halls?

  3. Is the party at Kentucky Kingdom walk-able from the convention center? Will you need to drive a short distance and park again? (Thank you for bringing this back)

Parking looks much more reasonably priced than Anaheim at $8 a day.

Are you folks offering Robot Shipments back home again, similar to when the event was held in Anaheim?
As an FRC program as well, we are looking to ship our VEX robots home after the event instead of lugging it around at our next competition in St. Louis.

Teams 359A, 359B, 3590A

Hey Glenn,

If nothing else works out, we can take them back with us, and ship them to your place when we get back.