2020-2021 Minnesota Event Partner Summit

07/13/2020 - 07/14/2020

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-20-1669

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 50 / Spots Open: 50%+

Max Registrations per Organization: 24

Registration Deadline: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

Price: FREE

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Refund Policy

No refunds will be given for this event.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

It is July in Minnesota.  I hope it won't snow, but you never know.  If the event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be contacted via email ASAP. 


All volunteers are welcome. Please contact Andrew Dahlen or Aaron Barker (see Contact Information on General Info tab). 


Tentative Schedule.  Please check back July 1st for any updates. 

Sunday July 12

   6:00 PM No Host - Dinner at Local Restaurant.

   8:00 - 10:00 PM Guests arrive at Parker Scout Castle.

Monday July 13

7:00 AM                Breakfast

8:30 AM                Welcome and Introduction

8:45 AM                Dream It Do It

9:00 AM                Event Partner Feedback

10:00 AM              REC Foundation News & Updates

11:00 AM             2020-2021 VRC Challenge

11:30 AM             2020-2021 IQ Challenge

12:00 PM             Lunch (Provided)

12:45 PM             Process for scheduling events

1:30 PM                Use of Robotevents.com

2:00 PM                Event Planning

3:00 PM                Best practices for running a tournament - Open Discussion             

4:00 PM                End

5:30 PM                Dinner

Network and enjoy the campgrounds. 

Tuesday July 14

7:00 AM                Breakfast

8:30 AM                Judging

9:30 AM                Refereeing

10:30 AM             Tournament Manager Equipment Setup

12:00 PM              Lunch  (Provided)

12:45 PM             Networking Basics       

1:30 PM                Raspberry Pis

2:00 PM                Scoring Tablets

2:30 PM                Breakout Sessions:

                                    Video Streaming  

                                    Running Tournament Manager

4:00 PM                End

5:30 PM                Dinner



Event Dates

Date: 07/13/2020 - 07/14/2020


The Castle @ Parker Scout Camp
21930 Paradise Drive North
Nisswa, Minnesota 56468
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Andrew Dahlen
Title: MN VEX Robotics Coordinator
Email: andrew.dahlen@northlandcollege.edu
Phone: 218-791-4010
Event Day Phone: 218-791-4010

Secondary Contact
Aaron Barker
Title: MN VEX Robotics Coordinator
Email: ABarker@sctcc.edu
Phone: 320-493-2985
Event Day Phone: 320-493-2985

General Info

Planning and organizing a VEX Robotics Tournament is a large task. This workshop caters to those individuals who are interested in hosting an event as well as those who have successfully planned and executed a VEX Robotics Tournament. This workshop will cover a variety of topics related to the fine details of planning a tournament. We want all Minnesota VEX Tournaments to run smoothly giving the coaches, students, volunteers, and audience the best possible experience. Our goal is to share best practices, share resources, and to have open discussions related to VEX Robotics Tournaments.

This event is being held at the Miller Castle on the Parker Scout Reservation in Nisswa MN.  This is an amazing facility and we are pleased to offer free lodging for those attending.  More details about the lodging and food service will be forthcoming.