The SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball, Rawlings, and Sports Info Solutions, was held March 11-14, 2021.
Here is the full schedule for the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Click on a link below to watch highlights from each session. Click here to find details on all Student Programming at the bottom of this page.
Note: All times listed are in the Eastern time zone.
Thursday, March 11
(6:30-9:00 p.m. EST)
Presented by Baseball-Reference.com
6:30-7:00 p.m.: Introduction + The Year in Analytics SABR CEO Scott Bush will welcome attendees and MLB Network host Brian Kenny will give a talk on recent trends in baseball analytics.
4:30-4:45 p.m.: Conference Wrap-Up SABR CEO Scott Bush will deliver closing remarks.
Student Sessions at the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference
In addition to the complete general session program, the following sessions are available to anyone who registers as a student for the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. A special Zoom link, separate from the general sessions, will be sent to all students.
How to register: Currently enrolled high school or college students are eligible to attend for a special $50 registration fee. Student registration includes a one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value). Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive the discounted registration link. Access to Rapsodo online certification course will be delivered after conclusion of the conference.
All times listed are in the Eastern time zone.
Thursday, March 11
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Introduction to Baseball Databases Sean Lahman, SABR
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Working with Baseball-Reference Data Jonah Gardner and Katie Sharp, Sports Reference
3:30-4:00 p.m.: Working with Baseball Savant and R Josh Keen, Baseball Operations Analyst, Major League Baseball
Friday, March 12
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Diamond Dollars Case Competition Introduction by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro. (Note: The Diamond Dollars Case Competition session will only be open to participants.)
Saturday, March 13
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Job Opportunity Networking Session
Hear from John Edman, Minnesota Twins; Paul Bien, San Francisco Giants; Rob Neyer, West Coast League; Rob Dougherty and Matt Manocherian, Sports Info Solutions; George Baines and Dan Cash, Hawk-Eye Innovations; and others throughout the baseball industry.
Sunday, March 14
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Student Networking Breakout Room After spending four days learning how to use different tools and listening to leaders in the baseball analytics world, we want to invite you to an informal breakout session with your peers. This is a great way to build connections for your network and recap the event with other attendees.