Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference
June 21, 2018 | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is a one-day conference showcasing the latest concepts, research and innovations in the fast-growing field of sports analytics. Featuring speakers and presenters from professional and college sports organizations, the business sector and the academic community, the conference will cover innovations and evolutions in strategy, technology, training and more.
Who Should Attend
Students interested in pursuing a career in sports and athletics: competing, coaching, training, management, media.
Students interested in pursuing a
career in data analytics.
Students and faculty interested in presenting research related to sports, athletics, or data analytics.
Coaches and administrators looking to gain a competitive advantage by staying abreast of the latest developments in the fast-growing field of sports analytics.
Professionals in the sports analytics field interested in new research ideas.
Businesses looking for analytics talent to add to their team.
The conference will feature an opportunity for students and faculty to present posters or oral presentations on sports analytics topics in fields as diverse as mathematics, athletic training, business, psychology, biology, computer science, GIS, technnology, journalism and data visualization. To submit a talk or poster, click here. Deadline is April 16.
Registration fees for the Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference are:
- $29 Student
- $79 Non-student
Discounts are available for groups of 3-5 or 6 or more attendees.
Professional Development/Continuing Education
The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference is pleased to offer
7.5 Continuing Education Units/Hours for attendees’ professional development. Information on obtaining these credits will be available at the GLASC. Please contact the event organizer for more information in advance.
The conference will be held at the Dreyfus University Center at UW-Stevens Point. UWSP is a four-year comprehensive university in the acclaimed University of Wisconsin System, home to approximately 9,000 students enrolled in more than 120 undergraduate programs.
UW-Stevens Point fields teams in
20 intercollegiate sports, including more than 500 student-athletes. Pointer teams have won
national championships in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey, and softball, in addition to individual national championships in cross country, track and field, and swimming and diving. The university competes in the
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, considered one of the top Division III conferences in the country.
Stevens Point is home to 20 parks, as well as the Green Circle biking and jogging trail and Ice Age Scenic Trail. Other attractions include
SentryWorld, a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, and the adjacent
Schmeeckle Reserve nature reserve, part of the UW-Stevens Point campus. SentryWorld was recently chosen to host the 71st U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in 2019.
Major Stevens Point employers include
Skyward (school software),
Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection and
Delta Dental. The area is also home to several renowned craft breweries, including
Central Waters Brewing Company and
O’So Brewing Company.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is located in
Central Wisconsin, an easy drive from Madison (2 hours), Milwaukee (2.5 hours), the Twin Cities (3 hours), and Chicago (4 hours). Airports servicing Stevens Point include Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee (CWA), Outagamie County Airport in Appleton (ATW), Dane County Airport in Madison (MSN), Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (MKE), and Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP).
A block of rooms is reserved at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson and the Comfort Suites in Stevens Point. Please make sure to indicate you are with the Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference (GLASC)/UWSP room block. Room rate is $82 per night (subject to change).
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson: 301 Division St. North, 715-345-7000
Comfort Suites: 300 Division St. North, 715-341-6000