Tickets Now Available!
Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball, a weekend seminar for the benefit of the Jimmy Fund, puts you up close with some of baseball’s top coaches, statisticians, scouts, doctors, and scientists. The seminar takes place on August 17 and 18, 2013 in Boston, MA, and is limited to 200 of baseball’s best fans.
Register now so you can join us on August 17 and 18, 2013 at Boston University’s Metcalf Science Center and enjoy the edge that professional scouting, science, and sabermetrics will give you at your next fantasy or real-life baseball game.
During this event, you will grasp how science is blended with advanced baseball statistics and traditional scouting assessments to produce outstanding results for teams. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about the deeper game of baseball from insiders and pros, meet people who love the game, and help the Jimmy Fund.
You will enjoy presentations and panel discussions with former MLB pitcher Brian Bannister, biomechanics expert Dr. Glenn Fleisig, directors of baseball analytics Keith Woolner (Indians) and Tom Tippett (Red Sox), scouts Jared Porter (Red Sox) and Jason Lefkowitz (Yankees), baseball physicist Alan Nathan, broadcast technologist Marv White, and SABR President Vince Gennaro. We also feature top authors and sabermetricians from your favorite websites, such as Baseball Prospectus (Editor/Author Ben Lindbergh, Analysts Dan Brooks, Harry Pavlidis, and Doug Thorburn) and Fangraphs (Editor/Author Dave Cameron, Analysts Bill Petti & Dave Allen). We will also have talks on baseball history, sports medicine, defensive evaluation, the role of statistics in the media… and more!
Register now: Tickets for the weekend seminar are $140, with a discounted pass of $65 available to full time students, with all proceeds from the event going to the Jimmy Fund. Help cure cancer while talking baseball with some of its top minds!
We are proud to announce that every one of the speakers at this event (who are not only incredible baseball resources, but are also amazingly altruistic) are donating their time to participate in this seminar. Boston University’s Center for Computational Neuroscience is graciously hosting the event, and volunteers have helped with this website, the program, and food. This means that every penny earned during this baseball weekend will go directly to the Jimmy Fund. The organizers of this baseball weekend would like to express their gratitude to everyone who helped make this event possible.
Call for Abstracts
We are seeking abstracts for 10-minute, focused presentations to be presented in a special session. These abstracts should describe original research about the science of baseball or sabermetrics. Because we will only be able to select a subset of these abstracts for our program, please submit your abstract as early as possible for consideration. The research described in your abstract should be either completed or under current investigation – please do not submit projects that you will not be able to present. Special consideration will be given to students (high school, college, or postgraduate) for inclusion in this special session. Please submit your abstract (500 words max) via email to email@example.com. Abstracts are due by May 31, 2013.