FIRST Gateway Conference 2021
Thank you to everyone who presented and attended!
October 30, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virtual Online FRC & FTC Focused Conference
We are FIRST Team 1305, Near North Student Initiative, Ice Cubed from North Bay Ontario, Canada. North Bay is known as the Gateway to the North, a title we take to heart. As a veteran and FIRST Gateway team, we believe it is important to provide opportunity for other FIRST teams. This is our sixth FIRST Gateway Conference, featuring a wide variety of topics on all things FIRST. We are excited to include several teams on our panels, along with several guests from FIRST Canada and across the province. All are welcome!
#webelong Thank you for joining us!
topics and Presenters
10:00 Opening - Emcee Sydney Lamorea and Jr. Emcee Michael
10:03 North Bay Welcome - Mayor Al McDonald
10:05 Message from FIRST Canada - President, Mr. Dave Ellis
10:07 Deep Dive into FIRST Canada Youth Council - Jordan, Zoe, Sally, and Michelle
10:24 Robot Reboot - Mr. Bryan Kelso, Michelle, and Jared Kelso
11:01 Scavenger Hunt & Break - Cool prizes!
11:21 Connecting With Campers - Alum Lauren Isenegger, Registered Play Therapist, One Kids Place
12:00 Lunch Break
12:31 My Journey Through STEM as an Indigenous Person - Aaryn Zoccoli alumni, FIRST Team 5672, Wikwemikong
12:41 Robots in Medicine - FIRST Alum Dr. Kay-Sea Taylor
1:01 Starting and Sustaining FRC Teams - Mr. Ian McTavish and Will, FIRST Team 4152, Huntsville Hoyas
1:22 Making an Impact Through Social Media - Ms. Joanna Whitney, FIRST Canada
1:53 FTC Tips - Mr. Dan Monti and Tyler, Lo-Ellen Robotics
2:24 Submitted Awards - Sabre Bytes, Mr. Mark Breadner, Jessica Kelso
2:55 Kahoot - Cool prizes!
Agenda subject to change
Meet our MC - Sydney Lamorea
Sydney is a proud alumnus of FIRST Team 1305 from all the way back in 2013! Since her involvement on the team, her work ethic and passion for knowledge has taken her far, working as a User Experience Designer and Researcher for major tech companies developing fun and innovative user-centric solutions. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Neuroscience from Nipissing University, as well as a Masters degree in Digital Experience Innovation from the University of Waterloo. However, you may know her best as the energetic ball of smiles emceeing FIRST competitions across Ontario.
MEET OUR JR. MC - Michael
Michael joined FIRST Team 1305 in March 2021. This season he is the team's business Manager and also captain of FTC 19488, ICED-T! Like Sydney, his enthusiasm is exceptional. He is a great asset to both teams and to FIRST.