General Questions

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.

Do I need to register for individual sessions?

Your conference ticket will give you full access to the conference, including panels, competitions, and career-oriented events. All purchases of Student Tickets are subject to verification of such status. Please check the Terms & Conditions for further details.

What is the conference agenda?

The full agenda can be found on our conference agenda page.

When will recordings of the conference be made available?

Recordings will be made available within 48 hours on our virtual platform for conference attendees.

How do I access the virtual conference?

All registered ticket holders should be able to access the event platform through this link.

Please reach out to if you are having issues with logging in.

Before You Register

What is the difference between GA and VIP tickets?

Our team is still working on finalizing all the benefits of VIP tickets, many of which will not be known until closer to the conference. Some of the benefits from past years include designated seating in the panel and Competitive Advantage rooms, special meet and greets with keynote speakers, gift bags with additional items, access to a fireside chat with Daryl Morey and other sports executives, and the potential for increased access to the interactive events. Please note, that these benefits are subject to change until the conference has been finalized. General admission will not include the above benefits.

Full details available on the purchase page.

Is there a student discount?

We only offer a limited number of Student tickets each year, which are sold out at this time. The most certain way of ensuring attendance the conference is to purchase a General Admission ticket, which would grant you access to all the resources and events covered by a Student ticket as well as to some additional events.

Is there a sponsor discount?

Yes, please contact to receive a specialized coupon code for these discounts.

Are tickets refundable?

Full refunds will be issued for requests made to the conference by emailing within the first 24 hours of ticket purchase for General Admission and Student tickets. Partial refunds of 50% will be issued up to and including December 28th, 2020, and 25% up to and including February 8th, 2021.

Are tickets transferrable?

General Admission tickets for the conference may be transferred, at the sole discretion (and prior approval) of the Conference, according to the following fee schedule: $75 from 24 hours after purchase up to and including December 28th, 2020; $100 from December 29th, 2020 up to and including February 8th, 2021; and $150 from February 9th, 2021 up to and including March 15th, 2021. The transfer fee is waived if the request is placed with complete transferee information within 24 hours after purchase. No transfer requests will be processed after March 15th, 2021.

All transfer requests must be made by emailing Transfer requests may be rejected for any reason, including (but not limited to) suspected abuse of the transfer system. A ticket transfer made without the consent of 42 Analytics will render the ticket null and void.

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.

After You Register

I registered but I 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

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.

What is the dress code for the conference?

The dress code for the conference is business formal.

Will there be a coat and bag check available?

Yes, a bag and coat check will be available for any in-person elements of the conference.

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

Where can I find information about job 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.