Agenda: Thursday, May 31

Time Session
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:10 - 10:05 a.m.

Preparing for Launch: How ACC Schools Are Readying Their Facilities and Staffs for the ACC Network

For many months now, 15 schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference have been investing in equipment, infrastructure, and talent in anticipation of the debut of the ACC Network. While the new media venture will not launch across linear providers until 2019, video departments from across the conference offer an update of their current status, what’s left to accomplish, and what lessons have been learned along the way.
Moderator: Scott Hecht, Syracuse University Athletics, Senior Producer
Confirmed Panelists:
Rick Bagby
, Clemson University Athletics, Assistant Athletic Director, Video and Technology
Andy Blanton, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Assistant AD, Video and Broadcast Services
Ken Cleary, UNC, Assistant Athletic Director, New Media

10:05 - 10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

“Mid-Major” Magic: How “Smaller” Video Teams Pave a Road to Video Success

Schools of all shapes and sizes have seen their athletic departments become media companies within themselves. What technology and strategies are making it possible for those with the smallest budgets and staffs? Key producers, some of which are one-person bands in their athletic department, share how they make it all work.
Moderator: Chris Mycoskie, Southland Conference, Associate Commissioner, Broadcast and New Media
Confirmed Panelists:
Ron Blatz
, Valparaiso University, Broadcast and Streaming Manager
Michael Leopardo, Bowling Green State University, Multimedia Production Coordinator
Michelle Manzo, Elon University, Coordinating Producer, Maroon Sports

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Avid Case Study

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Impact of IP: Why Athletic Departments are Rethinking the Tech Connecting Their Campuses

Using the public Internet to booth internally connect one’s campus and, in some cases, to distribute content is permeating the live college sports production industry. Athletic departments that are leveraging this tool share how confidence in public IP networks is altering how they view their campuses and discuss what it means for the future of college athletics.
Confirmed Panelists:
Imry Halevi
, Harvard University, Director of Multimedia and Production, Department of Athletics
Jose Nevarez, University of Portland, Director of Live Video Production

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Home, Sweet Home: The Latest in the Tech and Strategy Behind the Centralized Control Room

Advancements in technology and the need for creating live content from points all around a college campus have made the centralized control media the preferred method. What’s the latest in technology and philosophy behind this media centers? College athletic department personnel, integrators, and vendors break it all down.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Imagen Case Study

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Facility Case Study

A college athletic department offers a detailed look at their recent control room/media center build out.

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Defining Your Brand: Creative Directors On Taking Content to the Next Level

As digital and social media has matured, solidifying one’s brand identity has become more critical for college athletic departments. Creative Directors in the field share their strategies for working with marketing departments and using technology to execute a cohesive brand. They also share advice for organizations with smaller budgets and staffs on how they can enhance their own “brand culture.”
Confirmed Panelists:
Michael LaPlaca, University of Dayton, Assistant Athletics Director, Multimedia

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Conversation

Pete Radovich, CBS Sports, Creative Director
Craig Silver, CBS Sports, Coordinating Producer

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

10th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards

Join us for the 10th edition of our annual celebration of the best in college sports video storytelling. Also, SVG is proud to award the 2018 SVG College Pioneer Award and the 2018 SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CSMA Reception

Celebrate all of the winners and nominees from this year’s CSMA ceremony with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.