MN FIRST - U of MN Kickoff Jan 7th

Team Leaders, its time to make plans for the STEAMWORKS Kickoff.  You have signed up for the Kickoff at Northrop Auditorium on the U of MN – Twin Cities east campus (   Car parking is available in the Church Street ramp adjacent to the auditorium or in the Washington Ave Ramp ( Please remember that food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.  We will need your help in enforcing this.

501 Washington Avenue SE. Minneapolis, MN, 55455. Building Abbrev: WASHRAMP. Building ID: 158


University Hours (may require UCard to access) Public Hours: M: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. T: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. W: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Th: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Please let me know if you are bringing a bus (  We are trying to plan for bus parking and Northrop has requested that I give them a count.

Doors will open at 8:00am for registration. Please bring a team roster listing Consent and Release Form signoffs for all team members.  Program starts at 9:00am with the broadcast at 9:30am.  The broadcast is on this year so check your school’s firewall if you have members viewing it locally.  I do not yet know the length of the broadcast but in the past couple of years it has been about 60 minutes.  Kit of Parts (KOP) distribution will immediately follow the broadcast at Northrop.  An adult mentor (with picture ID) must be present to signoff on the receipt of the KOP.  There will be a large tote (rookies will have an additional tote) and a few small packages that will need to be carried out so please bring a dolly or similar carrying device.  GOFIRST POKO  (Post Kickoff) event follows KOP distribution and runs until 3:00pm (


Mark Lawrence
Chairman, MN FIRST Regional Planning Committee