FIRST Gateway Conference

Thank you to everyone who presented and attended!

October 16 and 17, 2020

Virtual Online FRC 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 fifth 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!

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FRIDAY October 16, 2020

6:00 PM Welcome - MC Sydney Lamorea

6:15 PM RAP (Robot Analysis Panel) - FIRST Teams 610 (Crescent Coyotes), 771 (SWAT), 7480 (Machine Mavericks), 2702 (Rebels), and 1305 (Ice³)

7:15 PM Robots in Medicine - Dr. Richard Procunier

7:45 PM Evening Wrap - MC Sydney Lamorea

SATURDAY October 17, 2020

10:00 Opening Ceremonies with MC Sydney Lamorea and greetings from Arti Javeri, FIRST Canada

10:10 Scavenger Hunt with Colton

10:30 FIRST in 2021 - Karthik Kanagasabapathy

11:45 Chairman’s Panel - FIRST Teams 4476 (W.A.F.F.L.E.S.), 4039 (Makeshift), 5672 First Nations STEM, and 1305 (Ice³)

12:30 Lunch break

1:00 FRC Awards in 2021 - John Shaw

1:50 COVID-19 Outreach Projects - FIRST Teams 4152 (Huntsville Hoyas), 781 (Kinetic Knights), 1360 (Orbit Robotics) and 1305 (Ice³)

2:30 Life Through FIRST - Sunjit Sodhi

3:00 FIRST and the Trades - Elizabeth Moses

3:20 The Online Interview - Thuvishan Rajagulasingam

3:45 FRC Kahoot Trivia - Bryan Kelso

4:30 Wrap - MC Sydney Lamorea

Agenda subject to change

Our FIRST Gateway Conference Presenters


Sydney Lamorea


Karthik Kanagasabapathy

FIRST 2021

Elizabeth Moses

FIRST and the Trades

Richard Procunier

Robots in Medicine

John Shaw

FRC Awards in 2021

Sunjit Sodhi

Life Through FIRST

Thuvishan Rajagulasingam

The Online Interview

Aiden Maunder - 610

RAP Panel

Adalia - 771

RAP Panel

Connor Russo - 7480

RAP Panel

Madeline - 2702

RAP Panel

Jared - 1305

RAP Panel

Rithika - 1305

RAP Panel

Claudia - 4039

Chairman's Panel

Caitlyn - 4476

Chairman's Panel

Michelle - 1305

Chairman's Panel

Caden - 4152

COVID-19 Outreach Projects

Justin - 781

COVID-19 Outreach Projects

Matthew - 1360

COVID-19 Outreach Projects

Fionna - 1305

COVID-19 Outreach Projects

FIRST Gateway Conference Planning Team



Ms. Jessica Kelso

Mr. Gerry St. Denis

Mr. Ryan Del Genio

Mr. Bryan Kelso

Ms. Anne Brule

Mrs. Nancy Dewar-Stenning

Everyone Welcome!

Brought to you by FIRST Team 1305, North Bay, Ontario