Night at the Museum (NATM) is a 2-day VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Signature Event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. It is a high level event that has been called “the toughest in the nation to win.” There are excellent sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for this event.
60+ high school teams from around the country will compete for top honors and one of three VEX World Championship qualifying spots! Teams qualify for this event by winning the Excellence, Design, or Robot Skills awards or as Tournament Champions in regional competitions.Click here for our NATM20 promo video
Through financial sponsorship, you make it possible for us to support the 500+ VEX teams in Virginia. Your support keeps our event partner and volunteer training free to all, reduces entry fees for signature events like NATM20, stocks 3 competition trailers for use throughout the region, and supports community teams that don’t have a local school or organization to host them. Companies often provide prizes with tournament awards and giveaways for each participant such as flash drives or power packs.
Sponsor levels for NATM20 $10K Signature Champion – not available
$5K Competition Advocate
$2.5K Skills Developer
$1K Giveaway Provider
To sponsor please contact Josh Labrie at (703) 530-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The biggest volunteer needs for a successful event are Judges, Referees, Volunteers, and Field Resetters. No advance training is necessary (except for Referees). Volunteers receive meals, snacks, t-shirt and wristband. Training is on-site for most positions.
Welcome to the live streaming of States19. Please use the links below to navigate to each livestream event for each division (HS VRC, MS VRC and VIQ). Each division will feature qualification matches (and elimination matches including round of 16 and quarter finals for VRC).
All the finals as well as the opening and award ceremonies will be livestreamed in a separate channel.
The venue’s changed, but the game remains the same!
We have officially changed the location of our Signature Event to the Dulles Expo Center. We waited out the shutdown as long as we could in hopes that the National Air & Space Museum would open up, but had to finalize logistics by today. While it’s disappointing to lose the Air & Space Museum as the venue, we’re excited about the quality of competition that will no doubt be the highlight of our Signature Event!
Here’s the new venue address:
Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, CA
We will be in the North Hall. RobotEvents, our volunteer page, and social media will be updated today to reflect this change.
If you visit the event page, you’ll notice we updated the agenda slightly. We pushed Friday times up a little so we will be ending a little earlier that night. On Saturday, teams can not get into the building until 9 (previously 8 at the museum) so there are some changes to that day as well. We’ve added the live stream information on the “Webcast” tab. Feel free to share that with those you know. Teams must be checked in by noon on Friday.
As for other logistical information, there is no fee to park at the Expo Center so parking passes will no longer be needed. If you remember from the previous update, you will be on your own for food. There are many places, even within walking distance, of the Expo Center that will meet your needs. If you have not uploaded consent forms, please do so as they are required to participate at the event. The additional consent form sent previously is not required as it was specific to the museum.
We look forward to having you at the event next week! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ryan Osweiler, Event Lead, at email@example.com
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February 19-20 at Meadow Events Park in Doswell, VA. There are some great adult and student volunteer spots available – don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exciting event! Click here for more…
NOVA SySTEMic Solutions and RECF are putting on another exciting VEX robotics competition this Saturday at the US Patent & Trade Office in Alexandria. This is multi-state event where teams from VA, MD, DC, PA & NJ will compete. The stakes are high – the winner of the excellence award qualifies directly for VEX Worlds!
Sign up here to volunteer. We need Judges, Refs, Computer Operators, Field Resetters and more!