2007 Annual Recap

After initiating and teaching a class at MIT Sloan in 2005-2006, Daryl Morey and Jessica Gelman conceived of and founded the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in 2006.

The inaugural conference in 2007 was highlighted by keynote speakers J.P. Ricciardi and Jamie McCourt. Panel topics included baseball analytics featuring Bill James, sponsorship across all leagues, league management/expansion, and careers in sports. The conference had roughly 175 attendees and was hosted on MIT’s campus.