Event Partner Update

Event Partner Update – September 2016

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September 2016 NEWSLETTER: Table of Contents
►EP Summit 2016 Access to Materials & Webcast
►Event Partner Summit 2017
►VEX IQ Challenge & VEX Robotics Competition Game Manuals & TM Updates
►Online Challenges Open September 7
►Host a Girl Powered Activity on October 11
EP Summit Materials & Video Now Available!

The Event Partner Summit 2016 took place July 25-28 in Louisville, KY. It was a great week of information sharing and for those who weren’t able to join us in Louisville, we are pleased to share materials and video from the event: EP Summit 2016. All of the Event Partner documents that you’ll need for the season are located in one location for any event, visit Event Partner Resources & Documents. In addition, the Event Partner section on the VEX Robotics Forum is another great location to share information, connect with other Event Partners, and ask questions throughout the season. If you are not yet part of the EP VEX Forum, please provide your VEX Forum user name and email address to your Regional Support Manager and request to join today!

EP Summit 2017 Date & Location

The REC Foundation is pleased to share that the Event Partner Summit 2017 will take place on Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to popular demand, the EP Summit allows for guests to arrive on Monday, participate in the conference for three full days, and schedule departures on Friday. (TOP)

VEX IQ Challenge & VEX Robotics Competition Game Manuals & TM Updates
The final game manuals for VEX IQ Challenge Crossover and VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck are now available. Please be sure to review game manual updates before the start of season! In addition, Tournament Manager updates are also available and most recent updates are as follows:

  • Skills challenge are now a single, combined ranking as specified by Starstruck and Crossover rules
  • Starstruck Autonomous Periods are zeroed for DQ and no-show teams as specified in the August 17th VRC rules update
  • Added the ability to enable sounds from the scoring computer without an audience display running
  • “VRC” wording has been removed from the Tournament Setup Wizard
  • The full-screen match display now shows Autonomous Period winner and real-time scores
  • Autonomous Periods have been added to the displays for Starstruck

Online Challenges Logo 2015Online Challenges Open September 7!
The REC Foundation Online Challenges will officially open September 7, 2016, and close on January 11, 2017, at 12 a.m. CST. The Online Challenges provide an array of opportunities for teams to explore programming, CAD challenges, video design, website layout, and much more. Teams have plenty of time during the season to work on their submissions and we encourage you to promote the program at your events. Please be sure to announce these opportunities at your events as there are some great prizes, including the chance to qualify for VEX Worlds! (TOP)

GP_VRHost a Girl Powered Activity on October 11!
The REC Foundation launched Girl Powered, in collaboration with VEX Robotics, Inc., to double the number of girls on robotics teams over the next 5 years. To kick-start our effort, the REC Foundation invites our Event Partners and teams to consider hosting a Girl Powered workshop, open house, or outreach activity on October 11 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl. The type of activity you host is up to you, but we suggest a 1-2 hour activity that might take place after school and include a guest speaker, goal setting activity, robot display, or robot build activity. The first 50 events posted in RobotEvents.com under the Workshop & Camp tab will receive a Girl Powered packet of materials from the REC Foundation. For more information visit: www.RoboticsEducation.org/GirlPowered (TOP)
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