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2018 MIT Sloan Conference

$2,660
112%
Raised toward our $2,375 Goal
14 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 23, at 11:59 PM EST
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2018 MIT Sloan Conference

About Our Club:

The Carnegie Mellon University Sports Analytics Club (CMSAC) is a student run sports statistics club that uses in-depth quantitative data to develop our 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: www.cmusportsanalytics.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 CMSAC members.

For more information on the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, here is the link to the conference website: http://www.sloansportsconference.com/ 

Why Contribute:

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: Rob Manfred (MLB Commissioner), Gary Bettman (NHL Commissioner), Steve Ballmer (Owner, Los Angeles Clippers), 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.

Budget:

Our goal is to send 5 club members to attend the conference, but our young club does not have the necessary funds to cover the airfare and housing, which sums up to $2250. 

  • 2 night hotel stay: $250/person
  • Airfare: $225/person

For the 5 students who will attend, that is a total of $1250 + $1125 = $2375.

Thank You!

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 donations 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 njen@andrew.cmu.edu.

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Email

The team will send a thank-you email to donors that give $5.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2018

$25

Postcard

The team will write an official CMU thank-you postcard to donors that give $25.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2018

$100

Thank-You Letter

The team will hand write a personalized thank you letter after the funds are used to donors that give $100.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2018

$250

Project Pictures and Note

The team will send 1-3 pictures from the activity where the funds were used with a personalized thank you to donors that give $250.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2018
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