Agenda: Thursday, May 30

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Brandon Costa
, SVG College Summit, Program Director
Scott Hecht, Syracuse Athletics, EP; SVG College Summit, Chairman
Ross Video, TBD

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Final Countdown: What ACC Network Schools Learned in Their Facility Buildouts

In August, the highly anticipated ACC Network will launch, with a long and comprehensive buildout of on-campus media-production facilities completed by many of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 15 institutions. Millions were spent on cameras, switchers, replay devices, graphics engines, comms, fiber, and much more. What have these institutions learned during this challenging process, and what advice would they give to others looking to enhance their own internal video-production operations?
Confirmed Panelists:
Eric Frey, Virginia Tech University, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations
Jeremy Noe, University of Louisville, Executive Director, ACC Network Operations

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Technology Case Study

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking/Exhibits Break

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack

With more than three decades as an executive at ESPN, Wildhack possesses a comprehensive understanding of the history and current state of the sports-video industry. In this one-on-one Q&A, he will share his lessons as a sports-TV exec, the strategy behind his school’s approach to the launch of the ACC Network, and his take on the future of the industry.
Speaker: John Wildhack, Syracuse University, Director of Athletics
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Program Director, SVG College Summit

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cinematic Techniques and the Art of Storytelling in Sports

Break through the noise, and cut through the clutter. In a landscape oversaturated with linear and digital sports content, learn how paying strategic attention to both a unique visual and storytelling approach will elevate your content above the rest. Former Head of Content/ Executive Producer for Under Armour and Red Bull Media House and former Turner Sports Producer/ Director Megan Wells, and multi Sports Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer/ DP Tom Wells will give a high level overview of how to get inside the minds of your audiences, give them a unique visual experience, and connect with them emotionally, so they keep coming back to your content and your platform. From lens choice to camera placement, to carefully considering demographics and audience motivation, the owners of Two Birds Films and Technician Films will share learnings from over 20 years in sports production, working with clients such as Fox Sports, MLB, Super Bowl, NBA, Red Bull, Under Armour and The Olympics.

Megan Wells, Two Birds Films, Co-Owner, Executive Producer and Director
Tom Wells, Technician Films, Owner and Director of Photography

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

SVG College Legacy Award Presentations

SVG is honored to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 SVG College Pioneer Award and the 2019 SVG College Technology Leadership Award.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

A Platform To Call Home: The Ivy League’s Migration to ESPN+

With its own subscription-based video platform in place, the Ivy League shifted its media-production and -distribution strategy with a comprehensive agreement to broadcast more than 1,100 live events across more than 35 sports on the new ESPN+ direct-to-consumer platform in 2018-19. A year into that 10-year relationship, hear from league and ESPN representatives on the process leading up to launch, the successes and challenges in year one, and the priorities in the long-term plans of the partnership.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Technology Case Study

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

The State of #smsports: Platforms Weigh In

As social-media platforms mature, content creators are becoming more advanced in their approach to programming for them. But, in an industry where things change so quickly, are we approaching these platforms in the right way? Key representatives from the major social-media platforms take the stage to discuss the latest at their companies, the trends they are seeing across the industry, and their advice on helping your production efforts shine in the hypercompetitive world of #smsports.

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Networking/Exhibits Break

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

In the Trenches: Creative Production Solutions That Have Enhanced (or Saved!) Your Live Productions

Work in live sports production, and you’ll learn to expect the unexpected. From inclement weather to wonky venues, producers of live sports video have tackled some of the wackiest and most challenging obstacles with the belief that the show must go on. Experts in the field of live event production share the unique production tools, workflows, and workarounds that have helped take their productions to the next level (or made sure they happened at all!).

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

11th-Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA Ceremony

The SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA recognizes the best in college sports-video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre/postproduced college sports-video content.

6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA Celebratory Reception