Agenda: Thursday, June 1

Time Session
8:00 a.m. -

Registration Opens

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Paul Danna, University of South Carolina, Director, Gamecock Productions and 2017 SVG College Sports Summit, Chairman

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Keys to Successful Social Streaming

Live streaming on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Periscope have opened entire new distribution channels that have proven to be tremendously direct and engaging. Content creators from teams, leagues, and media companies that have found success quickly on these platforms share their advice behind their work.
Confirmed Speakers:
Jonathan Gantt
, Clemson University, Director of New Media
Jason George, Telescope, CEO
Jack Patterson, Learfield, VP, Social Media

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Technology Case Study

10:15 - 10:40 a.m.

Acquisition Update: The Latest in Camera and Lens Technology

Camera and lens technology is constantly evolving and more than ever, manufacturers are building acquisition tools specifically catered to the college sports video market. Learn about the latest in capture technology to your needs for both live event production and postproduction.

10:40 - 11:25 a.m.

Networking Break

11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Videoboard Production Trends and Marketing Integration

Athletic departments and brands are looking for new ways to better engage with fans immersed in the in-stadium or in-arena environment. How are athletic departments using video production technology and in-house marketing savvy to approach the new world of entertainment and engaging fans at the game.

12:10 - 12:30 p.m.

Tech Leadership Award and Pioneer Award Presentations

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

BEA Fast Break: Recruiting, Training, and Managing Student Crews

In this fast-paced presentation, multiple experienced professors and athletic department personnel share informative and intriguing case studies that offer best practices on engaging, training, and foster live event production personnel, including full-time personnel and students.
Moderator: Heather Birks, BEA, Executive Director
Producer: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama, Associate Professor, Sports Broadcasting
Confirmed Speakers:
Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University, Associate Professor, Film and Television
Marissa Cockrell, University of South Carolina, Assistant Director, External Affairs and Gamecock Productions
David Deeley, University of North Florida, Assistant Professor, Sports Media
Patrick McConnell, High Point University, Associate Professor, Sport Communication
Tim Pollard, Ball State University, Chair, Department of Telecommunications
Suzy Smith, Ball State University, Associate Professor, Telecommunications

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Technology Case Study

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Conversation

Interviewer: Tom Rinaldi, ESPN, Correspondent and Feature Reporter for Studio & Event Production
Interviewee: Lee Fitting, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer, College Sports

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Going OTT: The Next Direct Connection to Fans and Brands

Digital networks gave colleges and conferences the power to distribute their own content directly to their fans. Now, the next wave in video distribution, Over-the- Top is poised to take the industry by storm in 2017 and bring your content right into the living room. Experts in the area discuss what it takes to design, build, and most importantly, maintain a strong OTT channel beyond and content publishers.
Confirmed Speakers:
Ron Linares, AJT Systems, President

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

VR/AR/360°: What’s Next in The Future of Social Video Engagement?

Streaming, social, and mobile platforms have seen an influx of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video content and colleges are getting into the mix. Each medium offers dramatically new and different opportunities to tell stories and interact with viewers. Professionals who have played in these spaces share their workflows and offer their tips for those looking to get started.
Confirmed Speakers:
Jim Nachtman, Penn State University, Assistant AD, Media and Video Production

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Ceremony

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception