MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2019Join us for the 13th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference! We are proud to continue offering an environment that cultivates the use of analytics and innovation in sports by bringing like-minded people together to learn and share ideas. We will be joined by an all-star line-up of speakers, including Adam Silver, Michelle Roberts, Michael Lewis, and many more.At our roots, we are about education. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for sharing industry successes, to create forums to discuss the most challenging topics of the day, and to continue identifying new ideas. Each year we’ve added new elements to recognize innovation and push analytics forward. Recent years have seen advances from the Research Paper competition (2010) to the popular and successful Hack-A-Thon, the doubling in number of Competitive Advantage talks, expansion of the Startup Tradeshow competition, industry-specific workshops, and the introduction of esports. We will continue to identify unique and exciting topics to include in our conference that fit the 2019 theme, “A Numbers Game.” We are planning our best conference yet and are excited to see you March 1-2nd, 2019! Partial refunds will be granted for all requests submitted prior to January 15, 2019. For more information on the conference, visit our FAQ page or contact us. If you are a media outlet looking to cover this year’s conference, please complete our Media Request Form. If you are a Sponsor of the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code. Note: There will be no walk-up sales during the Conference. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By purchasing, accepting, holding, or using a ticket to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (the “Conference”), you certify that you have read, understood and accepted, and agreed to be bound by and to comply with, the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) set forth below: 1. 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