2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
About Our Club:
The Carnegie Mellon University Tartan Sports Analytics Club (TSAC) is a student run sports statistics club that uses in-depth quantitative data to develop out members' understanding of sports analytics, strategies, and management. Members actively research and write articles on a variety of sports (which can be found on our website: https://tartansportsanalytics.com), develop leadership skills, and participate in analytics competitions. The club was founded in November 2013 and was recognized as an official club on campus in the Spring semester of 2015.
About the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) is an annual showcase of the different aspects and evolution of the sports analytics industry. The conference strives to provide a forum for industry professionals (executives, leading researchers, and retired professional athletes) and students to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry. SSAC is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation, enriching opportunities for learning about the sports business world, and provide a rare occasion for students to network with important industry professions. It is open to anyone interested in sports, and this year will be the second time that our members will hopefully be able to attend. Attending this conference will have an unparalleled impact to our growing club, and we hope to use the experiences from the conference to better lead and teach current and future TSAC members.
For more information on the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, here is the link to the conference website: http://www.sloansportsconference.com/
What our club will get out of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:
The SSAC provides an incredible opportunity for our club members to develop through in-depth lectures, networking, competitions, and career opportunities. Amongst the speakers at this year's conference are: Shane Battier (Retired NBA Player), Dawn Hudson (Chief Marketing Officer, NFL), and David Griffin (General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers), and many more. The panels scheduled for this year's conference are equally impressive, covering topics such as: Modern Sports Finance, Esports for the Win, and analytics in sports such as basketball, hockey, and soccer (again, just to name a few). The research showcase of the conference allows us to learn from our peers and accelerate our own club's research to eventually present research of our own at future conferences. Finally, this year's conference will have dedicated panels and boards for career opportunities from the sponsoring companies and sports teams.
Our goal is to send 6 club members to attend the conference, but our young club does not have the necessary funds to cover the airfare, hotel reservations, and registration fees, which sums up to $4050.
- Registration: $225/person
- 2 night hotel stay: $250/person
- Airfare: $200/person
For the 6 students who will attend, that is a total of $1350 + $1500 + $1200 = $4050.
The Carnegie Mellon University Sports Analytics Club would like to thank you for taking the time to read about our club and our crowdfunding project. We really appreciate any and all in any amount and, would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, concerns, or simply more information, please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.