If you read FanGraphs regularly, you’re probably already familiar with Saberseminar, the annual weekend event that puts you up close with some of baseball’s top coaches, statisticians, scouts, doctors, and scientists. Officially titled Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball, the event always boasts an incredible lineup; you can view last year’s speakers here.
This year’s seminar will take place August 10 and 11 at Boston University. And while the exact agenda is still being finalized – baseball folks are so busy! – the organizers have shared a few highlights, which include:
- Research symposiums on defensive evaluation, physics, pitching, biomechanics and health, free agency and economics, game strategy, and more!
- Over 25 research presentations.
- The second annual presentation of Saberseminar’s scholarship awards to women and minority students aspiring to front office roles.
- A live recording of Effectively Wild.
Early ticket pricing ends Saturday, June 15, with regular ticket sales starting June 16. Tickets, including discounted student tickets, can be purchased here.
And as if a weekend of nerdy baseball fun isn’t exciting enough, you’ll also be supporting a wonderful cause, as proceeds from the event will be donated to the Angioma Alliance.
We’ll keep you posted as the agenda is finalized and we confirm which FanGraphs writers will be in attendance. We’ll also have details on our annual Saberseminar Eve meetup soon.
In the meantime, take advantage of the early ticket pricing, and start looking forward to a great event!
Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.