Agenda: Thursday, May 30 – General Sessions & Live Production Breakout


Thursday, May 30th: 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

All times are in EST.  Agenda topics and speakers subject to change.


8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

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9:00 a.m.


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9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Eyes to the Future: Paving a Path to a Career in Sports Video For Your Students

Our students are the lifeblood of our operations. Daily, they are receiving invaluable experience working on our live shows but how can we better set them up with the skills and the network necessary to bridge the gap into the career of their dreams after they graduate? Crewing, HR, and network leaders offer their advice and their eagerness to extend a bridge to the future of the industry.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Denise Katz, Program Productions, Crewing Director
Vanessa Lindsey, Warner Bros. Discovery, Senior Director of Technical & Remote Operations

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9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

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Imagine Communications Case Study: University of Minnesota Goes All-In with SMPTE ST 2110 IP for Live Production

Hear how the University of Minnesota successfully leverages a full ST 2110 IP system, meeting the exacting demands of live production and broadcast of their packed schedule of varsity sports events.
Speaker: Jake Davis, University of Minnesota – Gopher Digital Productions, Broadcast Engineer
Interviewer: Jimbo Haneklau, Imagine Communications, Business Solutions Manager, Sports

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10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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10:45 a.m.


(Stays in Regency Ballroom; agenda listed below)

(Moves to Hanover F/G; click HERE for agenda)

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10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Inside the Control Room: James Madison’s Rise and the Dukes’ New Broadcast HQ

A rise in on-field success and a move to the Sun Belt Conference have James Madison University rising through the college athletics ranks at a blistering pace. To meet the moment, the JMU Athletic Department has recently cut the ribbon on a sparkling new broadcast facility on its campus. The new space helps the Dukes meet the demands of its conference’s ESPN+ opportunities and takes JMU Sports Network’s live broadcasts to a new level of quality. In this exclusive presentation, receive an insider’s look at the design and build process, see what technology powers the space, and learn how it could impact your control room designs.
Confirmed Presenter: Kelly Bowmaster, James Madison University Athletics, Director of Live Productions

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11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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The Only Constant Is Change: Facility Transition to IP, NDI, and More

While the demands on the number of live productions athletic departments deliver each year grow, technology continues to evolve around us. How is the overall industry shift to IP and NDI impacting collegiate athletic departments and how is it aiming to make our lives easier? A panel of industry leaders and technology vendors discuss.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Chandler Apple
, Georgia State, Lead Broadcast Engineer
Chris Burgos, Vizrt, Sales Enablement Manager
Patrick Daly, Diversified, Principal Engineer – Media
Eric Gazzillo, Quince Imaging, VP
Scott Rinehart, Notre Dame Studios, Senior Director
Stefan Tribble, Ross Video, Solution Specialist, Sports & Live Events

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12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

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1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Behind the Broadcast: Producing Live Gymnastics with Auburn University’s War Eagle Productions

As our live broadcast operations grow, we are called upon to produce more and more of our institution’s sports. Some are easier to broadcast than others. One sport that is rising in fan popularity is gymnastics, however, the event provides a challenge for telling an engaging, linear live story for fans viewing at home. In this exclusive presentation, Auburn University’s War Eagle Productions shares the intricate details behind their live gymnastics broadcasts and what advice they would give for those broadcasting events like it.
Confirmed Presenters:
Jadon Downs
, Auburn University, Broadcast Engineer
Parker Leppien, Auburn University, Director, Live Operations and Programming
Jake Maze, Auburn University, Director, Videoboard Production
Aiden Tugman, Auburn University, Coordinator, Live Operations

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1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

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Amagi Case Study: Game-Changing Insights: Harnessing Real-Time Stats and Automated Video Clipping

Discover how Amagi’s video clipping solutions, combined with ShotTracker’s sensor-based technology, transform the game experience by capturing real-time stats, analytics, and video. Learn how this integration enhances player performance, enriches broadcasters’ storytelling, and offers personalized content for fans, especially at the collegiate level.
Confirmed Presenters:
Hudson Jacobs, University of South Carolina, Director of Women’s Basketball Video Services
Davyeon Ross, ShotTracker, CEO
Jacob Vernick, Amagi, Specialist – Sales, Production Solutions Americas

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1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Tools of the Trade: How the Latest in Cameras, Graphics, Replay, Encoders and Audio are Enhancing Our Live Broadcasts

Producers of live college sports broadcasts are all looking to produce the best live event they can with the budget available. Thus, more efficient ways to capture, edit, and distribute content are the dream. What solutions are making live content producers’ shows elite and consistent? This panel discussion will close the show with a smart list of takeaways for your summer.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Confirmed Panelists:
Terrance Beavers
, Georgia Tech, Assistant AD, Video & Broadcast Services
Greg Macchia, Riedel Communications, VP, Business Development, Live Production
Angus Mackay, Matrox Video, Product Marketing Manager
Katie Meyers, University of Texas San Antonio, Assistant Athletics Director for Creative Services
Josh Stoner, Canon, Senior Specialist, Pro Rep Team, Broadcast and Cinema Lenses

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