Dec 2, 2006

Call for Proposals - Fourth Annual 2007 FIRST Robotics Conference

The following is an email that was sent out to this year's FLL teams.

Subject: **FIRST EMAIL**/Call for Proposals - Fourth Annual 2007 FIRST Robotics Conference, April 11-13, 2007 at the FIRST Championship!

Greetings Teams:

FIRST is seeking presentation proposals for the fourth annual FIRST Robotics Conference. Forty-five (45) minute workshops on topics of interest to FIRST Robotics (FRC), FIRST Vex Challenge (FVC) and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams, coaches, mentors, students and prospective leaders will be accepted. You may present alone or as a team.

The goal of the conference is to provide personal and professional development for K-12 educators, non-engineering mentors, technical
mentors and students.

We encourage presentations in all technical and non-technical areas that might interest current and future FRC, FVC, and FLL teams and coaches. This year, we have a special interest in seeing proposals from current students in addition to the usual proposals from mentors and coaches.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a 45-minute presentation in Atlanta, please send an email to: firstconferences@usfirst.org on or before December 15, 2006. Please submit the following information in the body of your email:

Presenter Details:
Your name(s)
Team number(s) and programs (FRC, FVC, FLL), if applicable
Affiliation (school, company, agency, etc)
Are you a coach? Mentor? Professional? HS student? College student?
Faculty? Teacher? Team of the above?
Email address(es), phone number(s), address(es) of presenter(s)Presentation Details:
Have you given this presentation before?
Title of presentation proposed
Program the presentation is geared towards (FRC, FVC, FLL)
Technical presentation or non-technical (gears versus team dynamics, for
example)
Special equipment FIRST would need to provide (laptop, extra power,
table for demonstrations, etc)
Preferred day (Wed, Thurs, or Fri) and time (morning, afternoon,
evening), if applicable
A short abstract outlining your presentation (no more than 250 words,
please)

Due to the Conference Planning Committee's workload, proposals significantly longer than 250 words cannot be considered. Please adhere to the above guidelines.

Selected proposals will presented at the conference in Atlanta on April 11-13, 2007. Travel and accommodations will not be provided by FIRST.

Thank you all in advance.

Go Teams!




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