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) and Daryl Morey (MIT Sloan ’00) who oversee MIT Sloan students in the planning and operating of the yearly conference.

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE AGENDA?

The conference will begin the morning of Friday, February 23 and conclude early evening Saturday, February 24. The full agenda will be released in the weeks leading up to the conference, but details are subject to change up to and during the conference.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS?

All sessions are open to all conference ticketholders.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Ticket prices for the 2017 conference are:
General Admission: $600
Student: $225

IS THERE A GROUP RATE?

No group rate is available for the conference.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

Refunds are available for General Admission and Student tickets. Full refunds will be issued for requests emailed to tickets@sloansportsconference.com within the first 24 hours of ticket purchase. Partial refunds of 50% will be issued up to and including November 15h, 2017, and 25% up to and including January 15th, 2018.

ARE TICKETS TRANSFERABLE?

General Admission tickets may be transferred at the discretion of the conference organizers. See the Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the transfer process.

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

All attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must purchase a separate ticket.

CAN I GET AN INVITATION TO VISIT THE CONFERENCE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A VISA?

We are unable to provide letters of invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa for travel.

 AFTER YOU REGISTER

I REGISTERED BUT HAVEN’T RECEIVED ANY CONFIRMATION. AM I REALLY REGISTERED?

Maybe. It is possible your email was entered incorrectly or caught in a spam filter. If you are unsure if you are registered please contact us at tickets@sloansportsconference.com.

CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY ORDER SO MY EMPLOYER CAN REIMBURSE ME?

We do not have a billing department and are unable to provide receipts. We recommend using your confirmation email from EventBrite as a receipt.

IS THERE A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU’LL ALLOW AT THE CONFERENCE?

Yes. We have established an Attendance Cap to prevent us from reaching the Maximum Occupancy for the facilities as set by the Massachusetts Fire Marshal.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR THE CONFERENCE?

The dress code for the conference is business formal.

WILL THERE BE COAT AND BAG CHECK AVAILABLE?

Yes, coat and bag check will be offered in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. More information will be available at registration.

HOW CAN I SPONSOR THE CONFERENCE?

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.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE CONFERENCE?

For conference attendees, you can explore career 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.