The eighth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 15-16, 2016, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
- Registration form and schedule: Click here to download the 2016 conference program and schedule. Registration is open to all SABR members and up to two non-SABR family members or friends (ages 18 or over.) Please note: Registration is now sold out due to space constraints. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, please contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com.
The 2016 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Bill Humber, along with a panel discussion, “Baseball‘s 19th Century Movers and Shakers” with Bob Bailey, Ralph Carhart, Jerry Casway, and John Thorn; a special presentation by Henry Chadwick Award winner David Nemec ("Evolution of 'Hit by Pitch' and other Research Findings"); a Member Spotlight interview of Eric Miklich by Tom Simon; plus book signings, more research presentations, a welcome dinner, and more.
“What really happens here is we get to hear some presentations of people who really, really are great researchers and great baseball history personalities. That combination, I think, really resonates,” conference organizer Peter Mancuso said. “In terms of the Nineteenth Century Research Committee at SABR, baseball history is not just baseball history. It really is part of history.”
Addded SABR member John Thorn, the Official Historian of Major League Baseball, "It’s very nice to have like-minded, congenial, interesting people who bring their own set of data and perspectives that I won’t find anywhere else. I always feel like I’m much smarter after this weekend than I was before.”
Registration is $55 per person (includes all conference sessions plus Saturday keynote luncheon), plus an additional $45 per person for the Friday welcome dinner. If you would like to add a guest for the Saturday keynote luncheon, it is $35 per person. An optional Saturday evening post-conference gathering is $30 per person. For complete details, download the 2016 conference registration form.