Kickoff

FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff and Founder's Reception

Join us as we reveal  details for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game.

Friday, January 6, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET

Founder's Reception

Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Teams have the opportunity to meet at "local" Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kickoff Kit from the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season. Check back to see the most up-to-date information!

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FIRST Room Blocks

FIRST has secured the following hotel room blocks for the 2017 Founders Reception and the FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff.
Room Blocks are reserved Thursday, January 5, 2017 through Saturday, January 7, 2017 any dates outside these parameters will not qualify under the FIRST Room Block.

The Radisson – Manchester, NH 
Individuals may book reservations by calling directly to the Reservations Department at 603-625-1000.
Please reference Group Code “FIRST -  Kickoff
The group rate of $123.00-$143.00 plus 9% tax is only available until December 19, 2016.  After this date, availability cannot be guaranteed.  If parking in the attached parking garage, the discounted rate is $12.00 per vehicle, per night for overnight guests and will be charged directly to the guest room.

Best Western – Manchester, NH 
Guests may call the hotel front desk at 603-627-2525 to make reservations.  This is also the number to use when requesting an airport shuttle pick up on the day of arrival.  Complimentary shuttle to and from Manchester airport is available 5:00AM to 11:00PM.  
Please reference Group Code:  “FIRSTKIC
The group rate of $109.00-$129.00 plus 9% tax is only available until December 12, 2016.  

Hilton Garden Inn – Manchester, NH 
Guests may call the hotel front desk at 603-669-2222 to make reservations or to request the Shuttle.  Airport Shuttle Services must be called in advance.  
Please reference Group Code: “FKO”   
Group Name: First Kickoff 2017
The group rate of $149.00 plus 9% tax is only available until December 15, 2016.  
Guests may also book on-line at http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MHTDTGI-FKO-20170105/index.jhtml

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2018 Kickoff date - Saturday, January 6, 2018