Explore the latest concepts, research and innovations in the fast-growing field of sports analytics at a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this summer.
The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference, set for Thursday, July 13, will feature speakers and presenters from professional and college sports organizations, the business sector and academic community across the country.
"If you liked the movie 'Moneyball' or read the book on which it was based, you will enjoy our sports analytics conference," said conference director Scott Tappa, assistant to the dean of the College of Letters and Science at UW-Stevens Point. "Learning how to collect and analyze relevant data can provide a competitive advantage."
Advanced mathematics and statistics drives sports strategy, athletic development and business decision-making, among other areas. The Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference will be of interest to:
- Students interested in pursuing a career in sports and athletics: competing, coaching, training, management or media; or a career in data analytics
The conference will feature an opportunity for students and faculty to present research or oral presentations on sports analytics topics as diverse as mathematics, athletic training, business, biology, computer science, GIS and journalism. Research papers resulting from these presentations will be submitted for a special issue of the "Journal of Sports Analytics." The conference will offer 7.5 Continuing Education units/hours for attendees' professional development.
- Students and faculty interested in presenting research related to sports, athletics or data analytics
- Coaches, athletes 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