MIT And Stanford Sports Conferences Compete This Week – Forbes

This week is a key one on the sports calendar for industry conferences presented by prestigious universities.

The 11th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is Friday and Saturday March 3-4.

The speaker list is again impressive. Highlights include Billy Beane, Mark Cuban, Nate Silver, Adam Silver and too many more to cover. (My preview and recap of the 2016 conference offer some perspective, if you are not familiar with the event.)

Last weekend Mark Cuban was playing in the NBA All Star Celebrity Game. This week he will be speaking at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Earlier in the week Stanford will host its annual Sports Innovation Conference on Wednesday March 1. Smaller in scale and duration than the Sloan Conference, it is nonetheless a key forum for sharing of ideas within the sport industry.

Speakers include many Stanford Graduate School of Business alums like former 76er’s General ManagerĀ  Sam Hinkie, A’s President Dave Kaval and Executive VP of NBA Team Marketing and Business Operations Amy Brooks.

Between these two events it should be an interesting week in the constantly evolving world of sports business.

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