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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 8, 2019
As many of you are aware the federal government is shutdown which means the National Air and Space Museum for the Signature Night at the Museum event is currently closed. We intend on hosting the competition at the museum should the government open in time, but just in case we have secured the Dulles EXPO Center as an alternate location.
The good news is that this event will go on as planned, and we are excited to see the level of competition you will bring. The Dulles Expo Center is 3 miles south of the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum off of route 28. The venue is close to the museum so you will not need to change hotel reservations.
Additionally, our California teams unfortunately had to withdraw due to a potential teacher strike. Their school division cancelled all January field trips. We will be filling these vacant spots shortly.
Hopefully the shutdown ends soon and we can have the event at the museum. We will continue to update you as we get closer to the event.
Thank you for your patience and adaptability!