The International Robot Olympics is in less than one week! Never before have the world’s many nations come together for a competition of this nature, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in history.
A team from Niger is competing, and nothing would be more meaningful to them than support from their brothers and sisters abroad. A loud chorus of cheers from the community would make their trip to America all the more worth it, and we hope you can help us provide that for them.
The world’s future leaders, in the future’s greatest industry, are coming to Constitution Hall (1776 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006) from July 16-18 to test their mettle against each other in the next great mental sport. They have worked hard to get here, some of them adjusting their designs under cover of darkness because the rain was too strong that day and the power cut out, some of them working from their homes because the only road in their village flooded and they couldn’t get to school. They have learned a lot on their way here, and they are ready to share their experience with the world.
Bring the family, make signs, and above all be ready to cheer for your team of choice! Our opening ceremony is from 5:30 to 7:00 the night of July 16. Prior to that, from 4:00-5:00, the teams will be available for a meet and greet with the community, and all are welcome to speak with any teams you wish to meet.
This event is a unique blend of science and culture, and we are happy to share it with the D.C. community. Day-of arrivals are welcome, but be sure to RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/426907000980500/
You can also find a list of participating countries on our website at:http://first.global/fgc/attending/