Converto 2018


Converto 2018 is an exciting multidisciplinary competition bridging robotics, languages, arts and multimedia! Competing one against the other are high schools and Cegeps from all over Canada!


From February 1st to 3rd 2018.  


At Laval Senior Academy, 3200 Boulevard du Souvenir O., Laval, Qc, H7V 1W9. Enter by the main door and follow the signs once inside.    





Once you have arrived:

Kiosk Area: This is the best place to meet the teams and checkout their robots. Help them show off the fruits of their labor after 4 months of hard work!

Playing Field: Come and watch the robots compete, the most exciting part of the competition! Rounds are scheduled for:

Thursday, February 1st, from 18h30 to 20h40 (preliminary rounds)

Friday, February 2nd, from 9h00 to 11h10, from 13h00 to 15h10 and from 18h00 to 20h00 (preliminary rounds)

Saturday, February 3rd, from 9h00 to 17h30, almost continuously (playoff rounds) 


Download the press release

Download the detailed event schedule

Download the Converto 2018 rule summary 

Download the complete Converto 2018 rulebook


Important Dates

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Kickoff Day – 7:00 PM (doors open at 18:30)

All schools will meet and spend the evening at Laval Senior Academy. This is where each team will receive their kit which includes all of the motors, the control boards, the remote control units, the batteries, and a number of components that are specific to this year’s game. There will also be a series of workshops on this day for the students. This will give the students an opportunity to learn how everything works before they leave. Students will also see and get to measure the playing field. *Maximum 10 students*

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Deadline for Video and Website Submission

Submissions must be received online by 11:59pm on January 18th. Please consult the rulebook for more information.


February 1st to 3rd , 2018

17th Annual CRC Robotics Competition: Converto 2018

See you at Laval Senior Academy!






Participants, parents, teachers, and partners,

Welcome to Converto 2018, the 17th annual competition organised by CRC Robotics, in collaboration with the Educational Alliance for Science and Technology (EAST). After three months of hard work and countless hours of design and construction, close to 40 teams will show off what their robot can do. Also, the students will be showcasing their school and accomplishments in their kiosk, on their website, and in their video. This event would have never been made possible without the organising committees, whose efforts are always greatly appreciated. Thank you to the host school, Laval Senior Academy, for welcoming us so dearly. Thank you to the school board for their pedagogical and monetary support. Thank you to our partners for their financial contributions, which have made such a competition affordable. Finally, a special thank you to the teachers, mentors, and parents who believe in our approach to learning; without them, there would be no participants. Good luck!


Jean-Philippe Gélinas


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Simon Marcoux


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David Martin


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Natasha Vitale


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Jeremy Webb


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