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SABR Analytics Conference

SABR Analytics Conference
March 12-14, 2015
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 fourth 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 2015 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 14 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 $174/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.

Here are some of our speakers, panelists, and moderators for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference. Stay tuned as more featured speakers will be announced soon!


Curt Schilling
Analyst
ESPN
 

Larry Baer
President/CEO
San Francisco Giants
 

Brian Kenny
Host
MLB Network
 

Jon Sciambi
Announcer
ESPN
 

Len Kasper
Broadcaster
Chicago Cubs
 

John Kruk
Analyst
ESPN
 

Jim Callis
Senior Writer
MLBPipeline.com
 

Karl Ravech
Host
ESPN
 

Joe Block
Broadcaster
Milwaukee Brewers
 

Visit SABR.org/analytics/speakers for full biographies of our featured speakers at 2015 SABR Analytics.

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 third annual SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports, was held March 13-15, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out highlights at SABR.org/analytics/2014.

 

Registration

Sign up today! Registration for the 2015 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 13 and Saturday, March 14. The mixer/welcome reception is included with your registration on Thursday, March 13. Specify any special dietary needs when you register.

Hotel

The 2015 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 $174/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 17, 2015. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 11 to March 14, 2015, based on availability. 

 

Submit your presentation abstract:

The SABR Analytics Conference brings together the leading minds in baseball analytics to discuss and debate topics relevant to the quantitative analysis of the game of baseball, including aspects of innovation and technology. Past conferences have been attended by representatives from 27 MLB teams.

We are now accepting abstracts for oral presentations for the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference Conference, scheduled for March 12-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Phoenix Downtown.

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: 2015-analytics-presentations@sabr.org.

The submission deadline for 2015 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Please note: If your presentation abstract is accepted, you will be required to register for the conference in order to qualify for a presentation slot.

Click here for complete details and criteria.

 

Apply for a 2015 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 2015 SABR Analytics Conference on March 12-14, 2015, 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.

Click here to download a 2015 Yoseloff Scholarship application form.

All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at jschatzki@sabr.org no later than December 31, 2014. Click here for full details and application requirements.

 

 

About the 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 2015 Diamond Dollars Case Competition, please contact SABR President Vince Gennaro or click here for rules and entry requirements.

 

2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards:

What are the best baseball analytics articles you've read in 2014?

We're seeking nominations for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, which recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year in the following categories:

  • Contemporary Baseball Analysis: Honoring the best analysis focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
  • Contemporary Baseball Commentary: Honoring the best commentary focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s). 
  • Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary: Honoring the best original analysis or commentary focusing on a subject related to a game(s), team(s) or player(s) throughout baseball history.

Please send all nominations via e-mail to this address: 2015-analytics-awards@sabr.org. Include author, title, date of publication and a URL link (if applicable).

Voting for the winners will be conducted online in January 2015 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 fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 12-14, 2015, 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.

 


 

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