The Michigan Advocacy Conference (MAC) was started in 2017 by FRC Team 1718, The Fighting Pi. The conference serves to provide students from Michigan FIRST teams with the opportunity to build relationships with their Senators and State Representatives. At the conference, students will advocate for FIRST and STEM, gain self-confidence, and learn valuable public speaking skills as they prepare to meet with members of the State Legislature. The MAC is open to any FTC or FRC students in the state of Michigan.
"This is a great thing that Team 1718 does. When citizens speak up, lawmakers listen - especially when passionate, motivated students stand for STEAM education" - FRC Team 2832, The Livonia Warriors
"We loved participating last year! We definitely recommend this to all Michigan teams!" - FRC Team 27, Team RUSH