FanGraphs is proud to be a sponsoring promoter of the second annual Saber Seminar, a baseball analytics conference in Boston on the first weekend in August where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit cancer research. Mitchel Lichtman (creator of UZR) and I will be speaking and answering questions together in the final Sunday afternoon spot, and several FG authors – including Dark Overlord David Appelman – will be in attendance, so we encourage you to consider attending this event and helping raise money for The Jimmy Fund. For more information, please read their release below.
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 4 and 5, 2012 in Boston, MA, and is limited to 200 of baseball’s best fans.
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 the manager of the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Valentine; team Bench Coach, Tim Bogar; Director of Professional Scouting, Jared Porter; BrooksBaseball.net creator, Dr. Daniel Brooks; baseball physicist, Dr. Alan Nathan; and many more including world renowned neuroscientists, physicists, sports medicine physicians, professional sabermetricians, professors, journalists, and writers.
Register now: Tickets for the weekend seminar are $125, 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!