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March 2012 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

What: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

When: March 2-3, 2012

Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts (map)


  • Art & Analytics of Negotiation
  • Baseball Analytics
  • Basketball Analytics
  • Cuban one-on-one with Simmons
  • Fanalytics
  • Football Analytics
  • Franchises in Transition
  • Media Rights: Pricing, Power and Competition
  • Motorsports Analytics
  • Soccer Analytics
  • The Commish: The Role of the Modern Commissioner in Sports
  • Ticketing Analytics
Too many (very impressive) speakers to list.  Click here for the current confirmed speakers.

Cost: Non-student ($450), MIT alumni/faculty ($300), Current student ($175). Register here.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.