SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

The 4th annual NFL 1st and Future competition will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII. 1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance.

This year's event will feature two categories of competition. The first category, the NFL Punt Analytics Competition, challenges applicants to analyze NFL data sets to inform submissions about rule changes designed to reduce player injury during punt plays. The second category, Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition, invites submissions for innovations that could improve player health and safety. The top submissions from each category will be invited to present their solutions on-stage in Atlanta.



The Ferst Center at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332

For information regarding The Ferst Center at Georgia Tech please call 404-894-2787 or 404-894-9601.
Free Parking will be available in the W02 Student Center Parking Deck in Visitor Area 3, a short walk from the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech. The parking deck entrance is located on the driveway closest to the traffic light at the corner of Ferst Drive and Regents Drive/Means Street. After you park in the deck, exit the deck opposite from the street side, and then go right at the sidewalk, heading towards the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech, which will be on your left.

Rideshare and Car Services can drop off attendees at the Student Center on Ferst Drive, then walk up the sidewalk to The Ferst Center at Georgia Tech. Address for the Student Center is 350 Ferst Drive.

The Ferst Center at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332


DIRECTIONS:

DRIVING FROM THE NORTH: Travel south on I-75/85. Exit at North Avenue exit. Turn right on North Avenue. At the second traffic light turn right on Tech Parkway. Go to the first light and turn right on Regents Drive. Take an immediate right on Ferst Drive. Turn left at the first driveway for the AREA 3 Parking Deck. Parking in the deck is available for evening and weekend events. (At all other times, visitors must park in designated lots. Walk out of the deck on the opposite side from Ferst Drive and the Ferst Center is located to the right.)

DRIVING FROM THE NORTH: Alternative Directions heading southbound on I-75: Exit at Howell Mill/Northside Drive Exit. Follow the exit ramp past Howell Mill and exit at Northside Drive. Turn right onto Northside Drive. After the 10th Street intersection, veer to the left onto Tech Parkway. At the first light turn left onto Regents Drive. Take an immediate right onto Ferst Drive. Turn left at the first driveway for the AREA 3 Parking Deck.

DRIVING FROM THE SOUTH: Travel north on I-75/85. Exit at West Peachtree/Spring Street. Turn left at 2nd light on West Peachtree. Turn left at the first light onto North Avenue. Continue on North over the interstate to Tech Parkway (at the 2nd light) and turn right. Go to the first light and turn right on Regents Drive. Take an immediate right on Ferst Drive. Turn left at the first driveway for the AREA 3 Parking Deck.

DRIVING FROM 10TH STREET: Turn south on Hemphill Avenue. When Hemphill ends at Ferst Drive, turn right and follow Ferst Drive. After the first stoplight turn left into the driveway for the AREA 3 Parking deck.

DRIVING FROM MIDTOWN: Take 5th Street from Midtown Atlanta (accessible from West Peachtree St. or Spring St.) across the interstate onto campus where 5th Street becomes Ferst Drive. Follow Ferst Drive around campus. After the third stop light, turn left into the driveway for the AREA 3 Parking deck.

DRIVING FROM NORTHSIDE DRIVE (FROM THE GEORGIA DOME): Head north on Northside Drive. Turn right onto North Avenue. Follow North under the bridge and turn left onto Tech Parkway at the stoplight (the Coca-Cola building will be on your right). Follow Tech Parkway to the next stoplight and turn right. Then make another immediate right onto Ferst Drive and turn left into the driveway for the AREA 3 Parking deck.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING:The closest accessible parking is available in the AREA 2 Parking lot. AREA 2 is located adjacent to the AREA 3 parking deck. Additional accessible parking is available behind the parking deck in AREA 3 Parking. Instead of making a right turn into the parking deck, continue down the driveway and you will see the accessible parking signs at the end of the drive.

TAKING MARTA: To take MARTA to The Ferst Center at Georgia Tech, go to the Midtown Marta Station. Exit the station on the side opposite from 10th Street. Look for the Tech Trolley – a yellow and black bus designed like an old-time trolley – and that will take you to the Georgia Tech campus. There is no charge to ride the Tech Trolley. It runs about every 15 minutes. Exit the Tech Trolley at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). Cross the street from the CRC and take the sidewalk that heads away from the street to the Ferst Center, which is on the left about 100 yards. Look for a white sculpture in front of the building. You can also take the #113 MARTA bus to the Tech campus.


Dress code is business casual.
Invitation is non-transferable