FIRST® in Texas Virtual Conference Series

Collaborative Informational Events


FIRST Robotics Competition Virtual Conference Two-Part Series with FRC Team 624

April 11 CRyptonite and FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference 1 of 2

(Part 1)


  • Creating and Managing a Training Curriculum for FRC Teams
  • Safety Training Best Practices
  • Build Project Management for FRC Teams
  • Next Generation of Dreamers to Change the World by Menzer Pehlivan, star of the IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering Our World, currently on Netflix

April 18 CRyptonite and FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference

(Part 2)


  • Panel Discussion on FRC Robot Design Practices 
  • Virtual Training Overview for Visual Media
  • Women in Texas Supporting FIRST Panel
  • Team Bonding and Outreach Roundtable
  • Mentor Panel: Best Practices, Attracting and Retaining

FIRST Tech Challenge Virtual Conferences

FIRST Tech Challenge Virtual Conference with ASTRO

Agenda for FIRST Tech Challenge Virtual Conference by ASTRO & FIRST in Texas

FIRST Tech Challenge Panhandle Plains/West Texas

Panhandle Plains/West Virtual Conference Agenda
Montwood Robotics Presenters - FIRST in Texas FTC Panhandle Plains/West Virtual Conference
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Video on Demand

FIRST in Texas Volunteer Virtual Conference 3-Part Series

FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference - Volunteers: Recruitment
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Part One: Volunteer Recruitment Deep Dive on Saturday, June 27, 2020 will offer effective recruitment strategies for event organizers, coaches, and fellow volunteers to bring in first-time volunteers into the wonderful world that is FIRST.


Session Topics will cover the following:

  • Volunteer Discovery: The keys to finding organizations/entities in your community who are volunteer ready
  • First contact: Best tips for initial communication success
  • Powerful Presentations: Success presentation strategies for small informal presentations to large corporate talks.
  • Next steps: Practical followup
FIRST in Texas Volunteer Virtual Conference: Volunteer Toolkit pic
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July Volunteer Virtual Conference


In the second in the Volunteer Virtual Conference series we dive into the tried and true toolkit which will ensure volunteers are equipped and ready to support FIRST programs in their areas.

FIRST in Texas Volunteer Virtual Conference Panelist Gallery Zoom Photo
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1. FIRST Alumnus interview with Parker Francis – “Effectively Engaging the Corporate Entity”
2. Interview with Dr. Cassady and Dr. Rainwater. “Fundamentals for Coaches”
3. Interview with Adrienne Emerson, Coach of FRC 148 Robowrangers. “Large program execution and fundamentals”
4. Interview with Rebecca Liao. “Focus on recruitment, fundraising, and management for Independent Programs”
5. Interview with Joe Varnell “Focus on engaging the community effectively”
The Volunteer Virtual Conference on Collaboration will be available on-demand once live session is complete. Register to be notified when recording is available.

FIRST LEGO League Virtual Conference

FLL: Getting Started Virtual Conference Panelist Pic
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Session 1 – Introduction to Coaching with: Marisa Solomon, Jay Jordan, Janie Sellers and Beth Kirner

Session 2 – FLL Challenge Robots with: Jane Taylor and Joe Varnell

Session 3 – Introduction to the Research Project with: Michael Calahan, Beth Kirner, Janie Sellers and Marisa Solomon

Session 4 – Robot Programming Basics with: Dr. Dee Wallace and Jane Taylor

Session 5 – FLL Robot Design with: Jim Broadnick, Joe Varnell, and Michelle Heard Newman

Session 6 – Robot Game Strategy with: Phil So, Jay Jordan, and Jim Broadnick

The FIRST in Texas Virtual Conference Series is a collaborative education events meant to foster learning opportunities within the statewide community.