Schedule

Tentative and subject to change. We will try to be as flexible as possible for those teams who are traveling Saturday morning and schedule their interview/inspection times later in the day.

Our goal is to have nine qualifying matches per team.

Saturday June 24, 2017

10:00 am Team Check In

10:15 am Field Inspection opens

10:30 am Scheduled Hardware Inspections and Judge Interviews in the pits begin

Teams work their lunch break around their Inspection/Judging schedule

1:00 pm Drivers Meeting

1:20 pm Opening Ceremonies

We are thrilled to announce that Major General Charles Bolden has accepted our invitation to give the keynote address at the MTI. Gen. Bolden was the NASA Administrator from 2009 to 2017. He is also a former astronaut, having logged over 680 hours in space. He piloted two shuttle missions and was the mission commander for two more. Gen. Bolden is a long time supporter of the FIRST program. He was a VIP speaker at the closing ceremonies of the 2016 FIRST Championships. We are honored to welcome him to the inaugural MTI!

1:45 pm Qualifying Matches begin

6:00 pm Qualifying Matches end for the day

6:30 pm pits close

7:00 pm Teams Game Night at USRA STEM Center, Columbia Maryland

Sunday June 25, 2017

7:30 am Pits Open

8:00 am Qualifying Matches resume

12:00 pm Qualifying matches end

Lunch Break

1:00 pm Alliance Selection

1:30 pm Drivers Meeting for Semi-finalist Alliance Teams

2:00 pm Semi-final Matches begin

3:00 pm Finals

3:30 pm Award Ceremonies

4:30 pm Pits Close