We already have over 60 events submitted for the 2019-2020 season in RobotEvents. Many of these events will go live over the summer and registrations will open on a rolling basis for each event - so check back frequently if you want the first chance to register your team. Also, remember that the Early Bird Registration policy will not be in effect in California this season except as explained in our May message and below.
Important Reminder - Event Posting Deadlines: All events that are posted and complete by Friday, August 30 will not have their event subject to the Early Bird Registration policy. Events posted after that date and up to Friday, September 13 will be subject to the Early Bird Registration policy. Any events posted or incomplete after Friday, September 13 may be ineligible for state qualifying awards. Also, all local state qualifying events in California must be completed by Sunday, February 16, 2020.
If you are or know of a Girl Scout troop in your area who would like VEX Mia Kits for their troop, the RECF and VEX have created grants to provide these awesome kits exclusively to Girl Scout troops across America. The kits provide a simple and reusable way to introduce robotics fundamentals. The troop leader will have to create a RobotEvents.com account and then can apply for the grant here (it takes less than 5 minutes).
If you are changing who manages your school or program's teams, make sure to contact us so we can transfer the RobotEvents.com account. Registration for the 2019-2020 season is now open so please make sure to renew teams and don't create new ones with different numbers as this makes team support more challenging. Also, please know the RECF requires all RobotEvents accounts to be managed by adult mentors who have graduated high school; please do not have students manage team accounts or serve as event partners.
The Event Partner Summit will take place next month in Texas and we look forward to seeing several of our California event partners in attendance and welcome their feedback. We have also scheduled two CA Event Partner Summits in San Diego (Saturday, August 10) and the Los Angeles area (Saturday, August 17). The signups are open on RobotEvents and attendance is free - all new and experienced EPs are encouraged to attend! We will also announce the location of a third CA EP Summit in northern California next month.
Did you know the most recent versions of this season's Game Manuals were released last week? The updated Game Manuals for VEX IQ (Squared Away) and VEX VRC (Tower Takeover) can be found here:
Finally, we always welcome team and event partner feedback. If you have any thoughts or ideas as we begin the new season, please reach out to me directly!