In the world of sports and business there is no larger and more important summit than the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. From humble beginnings, Sloan, as it’s affectionately named, has ballooned into a gathering of nearly 3,000 sports nerds. The opening panel of this year’s conference featured luminaries like political statistician/bespectacled Nostradmus/Time Lord Nate Silver, noted author and professional smiler Michael Lewis, and the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks/failed celebrity dancer Mark Cuban. But not all of the weekend’s panels were so high-profile. Here’s a list of some of this year’s lesser-known presentations:
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