VEX Robotics World Championship – 2015

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Game Information

The object of the game is to attain the highest possible score by Scoring Cubes in the Scoring Zone and by building Highrises of Cubes of the same color on the Highrise Bases.

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The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring your Cubes in Floor Goals, on Posts or on your Skyrise, by Owning Posts, and by Building your Skyrise Sections.

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General Information

Event Description

The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with and against the best teams from around the world. The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from over 500 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from June 2014 to March 2015. Teams will play the game Skyrise during the 2014-2015 season.

A special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Chevron, EMC Corporation, Microchip, NASA, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Army and the FUTURE Foundation. The commitment and support of these partners ensures a great experience for everyone attending the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Wait List
A wait list will be created for teams that have not qualified at a VEX Robotics Competition 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 this year’s VRC World Championship will be in higher demand than ever and we don’t anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the Wait List tab above to place your team on the wait list.

World Championship VRC High School Division Team Lists

Science Division

Technology Division

Engineering Division

Arts Division

Math Division

Volunteer Information

For information on volunteering at the VEX Robotics World Championship, please click here.

Awards Information

You can see the awards for the VEX Robotics World Championship High School Division by clicking on the “Awards” tab above. Teams registered for the World Championship may upload pre-submitted awards by clicking here. This year’s pre-submitted awards are for the Teacher of the Year Award, Mentor of the Year Award, Community Award, Teamwork Award, Design Award, Excellence Award, Educate Award, Innovate Award, and the Inspire Award. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm CST on March 20, 2015.

Robot Shipping Option

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through George Fern Exposition & Event Services, the World Championship decorator, can be found here. If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

Spectator Information

The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship 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.

Team FAQ

Please download and review the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Team Email Blast Archive

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com. Here you will find all of the 2015 VEX World’s team email blasts.

VEX Worlds Program

The 2015 VEX Worlds Program is available here.

Travel Information

Hotel Information

The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship housing site is now available, with discounts at 36 hotels in Louisville. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your competition planning. Please follow this link to reserve your room(s) at the VEX Championship rate.

We are also excited to announce that there will be a dedicated and free shuttle bus loop to and from the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship and many of the discounted hotels during all four days of the event. Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship!

Airport Transfer Service
The REC Foundation has negotiated special rates for Airport Transportation Services between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and official 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship hotels. The dedicated Airport Transportation page will allow attendees to book roundtrip airport transfer transportation for the following discounted rates:

Airport/Downtown area hotels for $21 per person.
Airport/East End area hotels for $31 per person.

Additionally, larger group discounts are available:

• Groups of 15 and more may reserve a private bus for $260 each way.
• Larger groups may reserve a 55-seat passenger bus for $550 each way.

All tickets must be purchased in advance and the airport shuttles will only operate between the Louisville airport and the World Championship hotels.

Please visit the official World Championship Airport Transportation website to book your airport transfer.

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, teams must complete two simple steps. First, the team should register and pay for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. Next, the team’s primary contact should email the following information to support@robotevents.com:

• Team name and number
• Names, birth dates, employers (or “student”), and passport country and number for every team member and adults traveling as chaperones
• School or other organization name and name of team leader, with address and phone number

All visa and invitation letter requests should be submitted to the REC Foundation by January 31, 2015, to ensure proper time for processing. Requests submitted after January 31 will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please note that 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.

Team Party Back For 2015

Attention teams! The REC Foundation is pleased to announce that there will be an official team party to conclude the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship to be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Please note that only Kentucky Kingdom will be open during the team party. The attached Hurricane Bay water park will not be open during the 2015 World Championship party. Check back for more details as the event approaches, including purchasing tickets and transportation updates.

Rental Car Discounts Available

The REC Foundation has partnered with Enterprise, Avis, and Budget to provide rental cars at a discounted rate for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Enterprise Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Enterprise discount, please go directly to the Enterprise World Championship Website and use CD# “58B3001” to reserve your vehicle.

Avis Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Avis discount, please go directly to the Avis World Championship Website and use Avis Worldwide Discount number “D019176.” Attendees can also call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 to book.

Budget Rental Discounts
If you wish to take advantage of the Budget discount, please go directly to the Budget World Championship Website and use Budget Customer Discount number “U011133.” Attendees can also call Budget at 1-800-842-5628 to book.

Airline Discounts Available

The REC Foundation has partnered with Delta Airlines and United Airlines to provide discounted air travel to the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.
For Delta Airlines discount information, please click here.
For United Airlines discount information, please click here.

Learn More About Louisville!

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville World Championship website.

Event Agenda

Click this link to see the combined 2015 VEX World Championship agenda.

Venue Map

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Important Documents

Important Documents

Click here to read the document, “Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending the World Championship.”

Event Map

The official VEX Worlds Site Map is now available… Check it out!

Shuttle Route Schedule

A complimentary shuttle service between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels will be available April 15-18. Click here to view the schedule.

Shipping

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through George Fern Exposition & Event Services, the World Championship decorator, can be found here. If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

Printing, Packaging and Shipping while in Louisville

Need to print brochures or make copies after you arrive in Louisville? The UPS Store located in the Galt House Hotel can help you with your printing needs. Click here to see a list of prices for the most common services offered by the UPS Store. Please feel free to contact them at (502) 583-3784 about other services.

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 World Championship. 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.

World Championship FAQ

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation has collected the most commonly asked questions about World Championship. Please download and review the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

Sample Concessions Menu for the Kentucky Exposition Center

Please click here for a sample concessions menu for the Kentucky Exposition Center. Please note that not all concessions will be open during all hours of the event and prices may change. These sample menus are intended to assist team leaders and participants plan meals during the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship.

World Championship Apparel

Order World Championship apparel now by clicking here.

Pre-Order Lunches Now Available

The REC Foundation is pleased to provide the option for teams to pre-order their meals during the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship. Avoid waiting in line and arrange payment for your meals ahead of time for your convenience! Please click here to download the 2015 Pre-Order Lunch Form.

Webcast

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Results

Awards

Media / Press

The REC Foundation happily responds to many media requests each year. For information, please contact media@roboticseducation.org or visit our media page.