FAQs

What is the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC)?

The SSAC provides a forum for industry professionals (executives and leading researchers), students, and fans to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the sports industry. MIT Sloan is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in this arena, and the conference provides many learning opportunities.

Who runs the conference?

The conference is chaired by Jessica Gelman (HBS ’02) who oversees MIT Sloan students in the planning and operating of the yearly conference.

When is the next conference?

The 2015 SSAC will be held February 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

What is the conference agenda?

Panelists will be announced beginning in October.  Agenda topics will be released in late 2014, with an official agenda to follow early February 2015. The conference will run for two full days, starting Friday morning, February 27th, and running through the late Saturday afternoon, February 28th.

How much does it cost?

General admission tickets for the 2015 Conference are $575. Student tickets are $200. Students must use a .edu school email address to register and present student ID on day of event. Holders of student tickets without a valid student ID will be forced to upgrade their tickets to a general admission ticket (and pay difference in price) or be denied admission. Students who do not possess a .edu email address shall clearly state the institution they currently attend when completing the registration form.

Are tickets transferable?

Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer tickets.  However, tickets are refundable until January 30, 2015.

How can I participate in the conference?

There are many ways to get involved with the conference:

*Research Papers: The best sports-related researcher papers are selected to showcase their work at the conference through our poster sessions. A select few of those are given the opportunity to present their work before a live audience. The best paper is selected by the evaluation team and receives the grand prize.

*First Pitch MBA Sports Business Case Competition: First Pitch gives future sports business leaders an opportunity to analyze and address one of our sponsors’ key business challenges. Finalists present at the conference to executives from the organization facing the issue.

*Sponsorship: The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference is a non-profit endeavor and our sponsors enable us to innovate and grow. To help support the conference and learn more, email sponsors@sloansportsconference.com.

*Trade Show: The trade show is designed to provide sports start-ups the ability to showcase their products.

Where can I find information about career opportunities through the conference?

For conference attendees, you can explore career opportunities opportunities here and see our sports-related job board here.

Where can I see information from past conferences?

You can explore past content, including videos here and can see the summary of past conferences here.

I have a question, who can I contact?

You can find the complete list of contact information here.

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