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  • 2015 Kick Off Events

    Kick-off offers the opportunity to see the game reveal, network with other FTC teams and strategize about the new season. This year Illinois teams shall host five Kick Off events/workshop on September 12, 2015 and one for Rookie Teams on September 19, 2015. These will be held at:

    September 12, 2015
    Highland Park FTC Kickoff

    8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Highland Park High School
    433 Vine Ave
    Highland Park, IL 60035

    Use main entrance and follow signs to science wing
    Register by Tuesday, September 8th
    Register at https://goo.gl/jkDyl9
    Contact: jwftcil@gmail.com
    Limit: TBD

    Elgin FTC Kickoff

    10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
    Elgin Technology Center
    73 S Riverside Dr #200
    Elgin, IL 60120

    Take elevator to floor 2 and follow signs
    RSVP by Tuesday, September 8th
    Register at: https://goo.gl/4uQRhG
    Contact: kickoff@gotrobot.us
    Limit 15 Teams
    Food: Pizza can be arranged or bring your own.

    Peoria FTC Kickoff
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    222 SW Washington St.
    Peoria, IL 61602

    Giant Screen Theater
    RSVP by Tuesday, September 8th
    Contact: ftc-contact@ilfirst.org
    Limit 200 participants


    September 12, 2015



    September 19, 2015

    Moline FTC Kickoff
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    John Deere World Headquarters
    1 John Deere Pl.
    Moline, IL 61265

    Register by Tuesday, September 8th
    Information Link: http://goo.gl/SVihfA
    Contact: smithgregoryryan@gmail.com
    Limit: 26 Teams
    Rockford FTC Kickoff

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Guilford High School
    5620 Spring Creek Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114

    Park in the East lot off of Spring Creek and enter through door X. We'll start in the cafeteria and have workshops in the classrooms in our tech wing.
    RSVP by Tuesday, September 8th
    Contact: sara.jones@rps205.com
    Limit: 12 Teams

    Decatur FTC Kick Start
    12:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    University of Illinois Extension Office - Macon County
    3351 N. President Howard Blvd
    Decatur, IL 62521

    RSVP by Tuesday, September 15th
    Contact: ftc5202@gmail.com
    Limit 65 participants
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