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Q&A: Patrick Lucey, 2016 Research Paper Competition Winner

October 17, 2016

While eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s abstract submission acceptances, we sat down with Patrick Lucey, last year’s Research Competition winner, to hear more about his experience with the competition and the conference. Patrick and team’s winning paper, “The Thin Edge of the Wedge”: Accurately Predicting Shot Outcomes in Tennis using Style and Context… Read more

Reinvigorating the Ticketing Market: First Pitch Winners Present at Ticketmaster Summit

September 5, 2016

This past June, SSAC16 First Pitch winners presented at the Ticketmaster summit in LA. The Ticketmaster Sports Summit focuses on industry innovation, workshops and roundtables related to sports ticketing, marketing, CRM and analytics Our 2016 First Pitch case competition challenged 44 graduate teams to develop new ways to drive season ticket growth with creativity, technology… Read more

2017 Research Paper Competition Open for Abstracts

August 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the Research Papers Competition at the 2017 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The Sloan Conference showcases cutting-edge research that in past conferences has been featured in top media outlets throughout the world, and has even changed the way sports are analyzed. The competition is an ideal way to build… Read more

10th Anniversary Conference Wrap-Up

March 13, 2016


As we close out our #DecadeOfData conference, we are beyond excited to have shared the Super Bowl of Analytics/ Dork-a-Palooza with all of you. 3,900 attendees from 320+ academic institutions, 130+ teams and leagues, and 300+ industries spent two days in Boston listening, engaging, and innovating. Read more

#SSAC16 Day 1 Recap!

March 12, 2016

Who would’ve thought that a conference that started with 100 attendees in an MIT Sloan classroom would grow to 3,900 attendees in just 10 years? Co-Founder’s Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey started us off with a review of the conference history and a perspective on the future. Per Morey, what makes the conference great is: Read more