Join Florida FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams to make FIRST loud in Florida’s Capitol during the inaugural Florida FIRST Advocacy Conference, scheduled for March 19-21, 2019 in Tallahassee. 

Modeled after the FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, the Florida FIRST Advocacy Conference will equip students to communicate effectively about their FIRST experience with their elected representatives. The organizers, FIRST Tech Challenge teams RISE 7719 and Ascend 14699 from Lakeland Christian School, participated in the National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2018.  RISE was inspired to bring this training back to Florida to share with other FIRST teams.

A partnership with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women’s LEAD Summit will connect FIRST students to a broad coalition of leaders from organizations across the state of Florida during their days in Tallahassee.

The training is intended for high school students and select, mature older middle schoolers participating actively on FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams.  Space is limited.  Teams are requested to limit participation to four team members plus chaperones. If space is available, additional slots will open.

Conference Logistics

  • Register HERE by January 9. 
  • Conference fee:  $40 per person covers snacks, conference materials, and activities.
  • Hotel: Country Inn and Suites  $125/room with two double beds/quad occupancy
  • Find the Conference Itinerary HERE

Join in and help Make it Loud for FIRST in Florida!