The object of Ringmaster is to attain the highest score by Scoring colored Rings on the Floor Goal and on Posts, by having Uniform Posts, by Emptying Starting Pegs, and by Releasing the Bonus Tray.
The object of In the Zone is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.
The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. The event includes top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2017 to March 2018. For information about the current games, visit:
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.
We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Eaton Corporation, Robotmesh, and Advanced Manufactoring & Logistics. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending VEX Worlds.
A wait list will be created for teams that have not qualified at an event or teams that have qualified and did not register on time. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register. Space at World Championship will be in high demand and we don’t anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the “Wait List” tab to place your team on the wait list.
Check back in the weeks before the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship for the Team FAQ.
VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45. Check back soon for additional details.
Check back in the weeks before the event for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Program Book.
ROBOT SHIPPING OPTION
Check back soon for robot shipping information.
THE REC FOUNDATION STORE
Check back soon for information about the REC Foundation store.
Online apparel from Fine Designs for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship is now available!
Check back soon for information about concessions and pre-order lunches.
VEX Worlds is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area. Click here for parking information.
Teams registered for VEX Worlds may upload pre-submitted awards by clicking here. This year’s pre-submitted awards are for the Teacher of the Year Award, and Mentor of the Year Award. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm CST on March 20, 2018.
TEAM EMAIL BLAST ARCHIVE
Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com.
Please click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize VEX Worlds 2018.
VEX Worlds registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2018, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel on March 3, 2018, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS – Volunteer at the VEX Robotics World Championship and help make this event the best experience ever for our participating students! Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare you for any position. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!
An average shift is 6-8 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. Volunteers who can commit to an entire day or more will get a free t-shirt, meals and snacks, swag bag, and free parking. This year we are again offering self-scheduling online, making it easy for you to select and view your shifts from any computer or mobile device.
Make volunteering a family affair! Younger kids who can pay attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases. Visit our VEX Worlds Volunteers page to learn about available volunteer positions and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!
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Hotel & Travel Information
HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Click here for VRC teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.
Click here for VEX IQ Challenge teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.
These recommended hotels have been approved by VEX and offer the best rate guarantee and best terms and amenities to teams.
Click here for team airline, charter bus, or rental vehicle options and reservations to get to and from your destinations while in Louisville.
Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel.
Information about Louisville ground transportation services can be found on the airport’s website.
Check back in the weeks before the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship for detailed information about shuttles between area hotels and the Kentucky Exposition Center.
VISA AND INVITATION LETTER REQUESTS
The REC Foundation is happy to provide visa and invitation letters to teams. In order to process visa and invitation letters, please have the team’s primary contact fill out this form.
Please have the following information available:
Visa and invitation letters submitted after January 31, 2018, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.
Please Note: The REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE
Check back soon for the link to our microsite about the host city.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING AT THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER
Click here for driving instructions to the Kentucky Expo Center. Check back soon for more information about parking at the event.
KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM VEX WORLDS 2018 TICKETING
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby. Check out the special reduced rates for advanced purchase offered exclusively for VEX Robotics: April 23–May 1, 2018. With multiple tour options available, there’s sure to be something to fit your interests.
PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for hosting student groups and it’s located less than a mile from most downtown hotels.
Check back in the weeks before the event for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Site Map.
The REC Foundation has created special documents for those attending their first VEX Worlds.
PARTICIPATION AND CONSENT FORM
A completed form for all participants must be submitted at check-in on Thursday of the event. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the VEX Worlds. Turn them in to the Pit Administration Registration window when checking in. Click here to download the VEX Robotics and REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form.
Visit RobotEvents.com/VEXtv during the event to build your own custom webcast and live results screen!
Information regarding the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship will become available after the event.
Check here following the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship for results and award winners.
The REC Foundation happily responds to many media requests each year. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our media page.