Join us for the inaugural Women in Sports Data Symposium 2022 for a day of conversation featuring incredible women working in sports analytics across the technical spectrum. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Nets HSS Training Center on the practice courts on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Student tickets are available via ACCESS CODE for $25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org from your .edu educational institution account to request an access code.
IMPORTANT: NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR
All ticket sales close on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30am.
As the tech and sports industries grow in importance and influence, women remain heavily underrepresented—to the detriment of all.
The Women in Sports Data initiative aims to amplify women’s voices in sports analytics across the technical spectrum and to foster community through a one-day symposium featuring incredible women working in technical roles in professional sports.
In addition, we are holding a concurrent project-based data hackathon open to women with no pre-existing full time employment in professional sports. This competition will take place over a six-week sprint.
- ✨ A networking event for women in the sports analytics industry
- ✨ A mentorship and development incubator for talented young women
- ✨ An opportunity for professional teams and analytics companies to discover the next big thing in sports
The event will be held in Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn Nets HSS Training Center on the practice courts on Saturday, August 20. A virtual option is available to sponsoring schools and organizations. All are welcome to attend.
Please bring a valid ID to enter the training facility.
You’ll hear from professionals and experts at the top of their game working in:
- ⚾️ Baseball (Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- 🏀 Basketball (Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Strata Athletics)
- 🏈 American football (NFL)
- 🏒 Hockey (Seattle Kraken, Carnegie Mellon University, Stathletes)
- ⚽️ Soccer (Blue Crow Sports)
- 🏆 Industry (ESPN, Zelus Analytics)
Saturday, August 19
7:30–9:00: Registration & Breakfast
Provided bagels, pastries, and fruit
9:15–10:15: Advancing Women’s Sports with Data, On and Off the Court
10:15–11:15: Hackathon Finalists: Men’s Euro 2020 (StatsBomb 360) Projects
11:15–12:15: Building Better—Sports Science & Player Performance
Provided box lunch (vegetarian option)
1:30–2:15: Let’s Get Kraken—Expansion Teams & Starting from Scratch
2:15–3:15: Software Engineering in Sports Analytics
3:15–4:00: Afternoon Break
4:00–5:00: Shooting Hoops—A Conversation on Basketball and Data
5:00–6:00: How Pros Use Data—Translating Data Insights for Stakeholders on Teams, Leagues, and the Media
6:00–6:30: Closing: Hackathon Winner Announcement
Sponsored by Sportradar
6:30–8:30: Roofdeck Happy Hour Reception
Open bar + small bites
Friday, August 19
[SOLD OUT] MLB Roundtable Discussion
MLB will be hosting a round-table discussion + networking event on August 19th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (the day before the conference). If interested- please select the FREE ticket (seats are limited so please register soon). Food and beverages provided.
Who it’s for: Women interested in baseball career opportunities. This is a great way to network and learn about job opportunities at MLB and hear stories from current employees.
Location: MLB headquarters located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas
I am unable to attend without financial support. Are there scholarships I can apply for?
Yes! The Houston Astros will be providing a limited number of fellowships to cover travel and lodging for the Symposium. The application can be found here. PLEASE note applications are due on June 30th.
The Milwaukee Brewers will be providing one fellowship to cover travel and lodging for the Symposium. The application can be found here. PLEASE note applications are due on August 1st.
Additionally, here is a thread on Twitter of people and organizations who have generously offered to donate a ticket for this event. Please reach out to them directly.
I am not female. Can I attend?
We warmly welcome everyone to attend our event to listen, learn, and grow. However, please be mindful this is a space to support and amplify people with underrepresented gender identities in sports analytics.
How much do tickets cost?
We do not want cost to keep anyone from attending, so we are offering a sliding scale on the honor system:
- $25 (students): email email@example.com from your .edu educational institution account to request an access code
- $75 (self-paying): for people who are paying for their ticket out of pocket
- $125 (company-funded): for people whose organizations/employers are covering the cost of their ticket
- $10 (virtual): provides access to a Zoom webinar livestream of our Symposium panels
Is there a dress code?
We’d recommend whatever you’d feel comfortable wearing in a casual work/office environment — for us, that means jeans and a t-shirt. You’ll be in a large gym for the majority of the day and it’s still fairly hot in NYC in late August, so plan accordingly.
Can I bring a laptop in a backpack?
You may bring a laptop (we offer wifi!) and your backpack must go through our security.
Can I donate ticket(s)?
Yes! If you would like to donate a ticket, please purchase under the name of the person you are donating to OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ticket information and person(s) you are donating to. You MUST have name(s) and contact information of individual(s) you are purchasing tickets for.
Tickets for donation must be purchased at either the self-paying ($75) or company-funded ($125) tier.
What is your refund policy?
We typically do not offer refunds. However, we understand each person’s situation could be unique so please contact us at email@example.com.
You can also transfer your ticket over to someone else. If you would like to donate your ticket to someone on the waitlist, please contact us.
I can’t attend in person. Is there a virtual option?
My organization would like to help support this event. How do I learn more about sponsorship opportunities?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Event Sponsorship Inquiry”
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please email us at email@example.com
The Brooklyn Nets HSS Training Center is located at 168 39th St., Brooklyn, NY in the Industry City complex in the neighborhood of Sunset Park. Entrance to the facility reception is on 39th Street to the left of Gumption Coffee. Look for a Welcome sign for Women in Sports Data. You must bring a valid ID to enter the practice facility.
For general information on how to get to Industry City, see the IC “Getting Here” guide.
BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPRESSWAY
Parking Lot D is directly across from the training facility.
The training facility is a 10-minute walk from 36th Street Station, serviced the by D/N/R subway lines.
Keep in touch!
🐦 Twitter: @WinSportsData
📩 Mailing list: Newsletter
💻 Website: www.womeninsportsdata.org
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