The Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society is hosting the inaugural Penn State Sports Analytics Conference on the University Park campus on April 12-13, 2018. The Center’s mission is to support research, teaching, public programs and service across Penn State related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic and social impact. The event will be free to the public.
The conference’s introductory remarks will be made on Thursday evening, April 12, at the State Theatre in downtown State College. We are very pleased to have John Urschel serving as the keynote speaker. John played collegiate football at Penn State, where he earned his B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics. Currently John is a doctoral candidate in Applied Mathematics at MIT. John also played three years in the NFL before retiring prior to the 2017 season. On Friday, April 18th, a series of discussions on a variety of sports topics will take place at the Nittany Lion Inn. Also that Friday an undergraduate student poster competition will be held. A tentative agenda is provided below, and will be updated as more speakers are confirmed.
Full Conference Agenda
Although the keynote on Thursday and conference on Friday are free, please register below if you plan on attending (one link for each day) to help us estimate crowd size.
For Thursday, please register here.
For Friday, please register here.