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You can visit our Events page at SABR.org/events for a calendar of all upcoming events.

This page includes information on our annual events, such as the SABR national convention, Analytics Conference, Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, Arizona Fall League Experience, and SABR Day.

We also include speaking engagements, book signings, and other events that may be of interest to SABR members. To add an event to our calendar, contact Jacob Pomrenke at jpomrenke@sabr.org.

You can search for any fellow SABR member by using our online members directory.

All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from, or “join”, any chapter or committee.

To sign up for email announcements from any chapter and receive instant notification of upcoming SABR events in your area, click here to select from the list of chapters, then click “Join Group” () at the top of the chapter page. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any chapter.

All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from, or “join”, any chapter or committee.

To sign up for email announcements from any chapter or committee and receive instant notification of upcoming SABR events in your area, click here to select from the list of groups, then click “Join Group” () at the top of the chapter or committee page. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any chapter.

To see a list of the chapters or committees for which you’re currently receiving announcements, click here to visit the “My Groups” page at profile.sabr.org. You can choose to stop receiving announcements at any time by clicking “Leave Group”.

SABR is an organization driven by its members — our organization wouldn’t exist without all the time and effort put in by regional chapter leaders and other volunteers. Most members of SABR are unable to attend the annual convention regularly, and therefore miss out on the research presentations, guest speakers, committee meetings and the chance to talk baseball with fellow members. SABR’s regional chapters promote the Society’s objectives by fostering increased contact among SABR members.

Some areas don’t yet have a regional chapter … but it’s easy to start one. Here’s how:

  • Make a list of at least 5 active SABR members in your proposed regional chapter area who agree to be members of that chapter. You can use the Members Directory and search by city, state or ZIP code to find other members nearby. They don’t need to sign any paperwork, just willingly agree to be members of that chapter if it is approved.
  • Then e-mail that list, along with one member designated as an official chapter liaison, to Leslie Heaphy, SABR Vice President.
  • SABR’s Board of Directors will consider the proposal at its next meeting and contact the liaison if the chapter is approved.

For more information, visit our Chapter Leaders’ Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org or download the SABR Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook, which offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.

Chapter Obligations and Expectations
Because regional chapters represent SABR, they are governed by SABR’s constitution, by-laws, and policy manual. SABR respects and encourages the autonomy of its chapters in organizing and conducting regional programs and projects in accord with these requirements and guidelines:

  • All chapter leaders and officers shall be members of SABR. Chapters shall supply the names of their leaders and/or officers, appointed and elected, to the SABR office, and shall notify the SABR office promptly of all changes in leadership.
  • Because membership in SABR includes membership in its regional chapters, no chapter may charge dues for chapter membership.
  • Each chapter shall hold at least one “regular” meeting per year. Regular meetings shall include baseball research and shall be open to SABR members and non-members alike.
  • Chapters may charge for chapter activities and raise funds to cover chapter expenses.

Still looking for more information? Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions or click here to contact a SABR staff member.

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