With the new advancement strategy for our 2018-2019 season, FIRST® Tech Challenge will be inviting teams to FIRST Championship as they qualify from their state and regional championship events. Once a team qualifies they will receive an email invitation from FIRST Tech Challenge Headquarters. This invite will include important next steps in the registration process as well as badging, hotel, and travel information.

A team will not be able to sign up for a hotel room until their championship event-host has sent their team information to FIRST Tech Challenge HQ, and they have accepted their email invitation from FIRSTTech Challenge. Once a team has confirmed that they will be attending FIRST Championship, they will be able to book their hotel room blocks. 


We strongly recommend booking your team’s hotel rooms through FIRST. When you book with FIRST, you will:

  • Stay close to all the event action
  • Receive guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels
  • Enjoy FIRST-only contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking
  • Earn rewards points
  • Build your STEM squad by connecting with other teams


2019 FIRST Championship housing and travel discounts are available mid-December. Receive notification when hotel blocks and discounts become available so you’re ready to book when you advance to Houston or Detroit.