SABR Analytics Conference

SABR Analytics Conference
March 10-12, 2016
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, we continue to build on our legacy by producing and hosting the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference.

Once again, we're bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.

The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels, and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate, and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.

  • Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans. The early registration rate is $395 for SABR members and $495 for nonmembers, or $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year membership to SABR). The early-registration discount will expire at 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 12.
  • Hotel: The 2016 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $179/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference. The cutoff date to book your room is 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 12.

Here are some of our featured speakers for the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference:

Dick Williams
Sr. VP/General Manager
Cincinnati Reds
 

Derrick Hall
President/CEO
Arizona Diamondbacks
 

Billy Eppler
General Manager
L.A. Angels of Anaheim
 

Mike Ferrin
Broadcaster
Arizona Diamondbacks/
MLB Network Radio
 
Brian Kenny
Host
MLB Network


 
Aaron Boone
Analyst
ESPN
 

Sarah Gelles
Director of Analytics
Baltimore Orioles
 

Yeshayah Goldfarb
Director of Minor Lg Ops/
Quantitative Analysis
San Francisco Giants
 
Nick Ennis
Director of Baseball Ops
San Diego Padres
 

Ken Rosenthal
MLB Network/
FoxSports.com
 
John Dewan
Owner
Baseball Info Solutions
 
Dallas Braden
Analyst
ESPN
 

Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability. Click here for biographies of our featured speakers and panelists.

Stay tuned as we announce more featured speakers, panelists, and presenters!

SABR's long history in this area of baseball research, coupled with our mission of advancing the understanding and knowledge of baseball, makes us the perfect choice to coordinate and host this ground-breaking event.

The fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference was held March 12-14, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out highlights at SABR.org/analytics/2015.

 

Registration

Sign up today! Registration for the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans.

Early registration rates:

  — SABR members: $395 early rate; $595 full rate. If you are not a SABR member, click here to join.
  — Non-SABR members: $495 early rate; $695 full rate.
  — Students: $350; includes one-year membership to SABR. Must be a currently enrolled high school or college student. Please e-mail Deb Jayne with a photocopy of your student ID to receive the registration promo code.
 
Please note: Lunch is included with your registration on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. The mixer/welcome reception is included with your registration on Thursday, March 10. Specify any special dietary needs when you register.

Hotel

The 2016 SABR Analytics Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $179/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.

Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The cutoff date to book your room is February 12, 2016. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 9 to March 12, 2016, based on availability. 

 

SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards

Voting for the winners is conducted online until February 15, 2016, at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com, HardballTimes.com, and BeyondtheBoxScore.com, with results weighted equally at 20%. Results will be announced and presented at the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at SABR.org/analytics.

For more details on the criteria and nominations, click here.

 

Yoseloff Scholarship

With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,250.

The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR's Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.

Students must be currently enrolled in a high school, college undergraduate or graduate program, and be between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of the conference. Some form of age verification (photocopy of driver’s license, passport, etc.) must be attached to your application. All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at jschatzki@sabr.org no later than December 31, 2015.

Click here for complete details on eligibility requirements and submission details. Or Click here to download the PDF application.

 

Research Presentations

SABR and Baseball Info Solutions are proud to announce a call for research presentations for the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.

Research presentations can be focused on any area of baseball research, including player evaluation or business practices. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, validity, and applicability of the research along with other relevant factors. Submissions will be considered under two tracks: Student Track (open to all undergraduate and graduate students), and Open Track (open to anyone).

Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length, and must include the abstract's title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology and anticipated results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address by January 11, 2016: abstracts@baseballinfosolutions.com.

Click here for complete details and criteria.

 

Diamond Dollars Case Competition

The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition. Undergraduate, graduate and law school students from colleges and universities across the country will compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. The case was developed by SABR President Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and consultant to MLB teams. The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.

Four- to five-person student teams will be asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. Once the student team has prepared its case, they will have the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges, which will include MLB front office executives. They will have a dialog, receive feedback and ultimately be evaluated, by the panel of judges, based on the quality of their insights and analysis.

For more information or to register your team for the 2016 Diamond Dollars Case Competition, please contact SABR President Vince Gennaro or click here for rules and entry requirements.

 

 


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