What's on today?

Agenda: Tuesday, June 22

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Welcoming Remarks

Featuring: Ross Video

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.

State of the Industry: After a Challenging Chapter, What Comes Next?

To say that the past 15 months have been challenging would be a grave understatement. From the total cancellation of sports to highly restricted production environments to a crossover season unlike anything anyone has ever been a part of, professionals in college-athletics video production have burnt the candle at both ends. What have we learned, what does the future hold, and in what ways has the industry been changed forever?
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital and Director, SVG College
Confirmed Panelists:
Meg Aronowitz
, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer
Dan Butterly, Big West Conference, Commissioner
Jonathan Gantt, Clemson University, Associate AD/Creative Solutions
Mark Hulsey
, Big Ten Network, Senior Vice President, Production and Executive Producer
Jim Nachtman, Penn State University, Assistant Athletics Director for Media, LIVE Events & Broadcasting Operations.

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by:

EVS Case Study: Automating Live Camera Positions in College Basketball Productions, Featuring the University of Oklahoma

For college basketball productions, more cameras means more opportunities to enhance the storytelling of a game. However, while extending the camera coverage is a great way to increase viewer engagement, it also increases operational costs. To overcome this challenge, production teams can choose to automate key camera positions, by integrating a solution built on EVS’ AI-driven Overcam autonomous system and the ShotTracker sensor-based system. In this case study, EVS will demonstrate how how basketball venues equipped with ShotTracker can make use of a single EVS Overcam system to drive PTZ cameras simultaneously from a wide range of positions and assignments including center court wide, tight, slash, high-behind, reverse and more.
Presenter: Nestor Amaya, EVS, VP, Solutions Architecture, The Americas

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Campus Connection: Virtual Facility Tour – Temple University

Miss visiting your colleagues’ facilities and getting inspired to bring new ideas back to your campus? Take a focus tour of a new control room or live-production facility and get the chance to ask questions of those who built it.
Confirmed Presenters:
Kevin Copp
, Temple University, Associate AD/Video Production
Kevin Hession, Temple University, Director of Video Production / Broadcast Engineer

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Keynote Conversation: TBA

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK I – LARGE SCHOOLS

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Live Game Production: Raising the Technology Bar on the Big Stage (Sponsored by: Sony, NewTek, TVU)
With network partners limited in their ability to travel to campuses, the pandemic has offered Power 5 schools the opportunity to play an even more hands-on role in the live broadcasting of their most high-profile sports. As our audiences grow, how is the live–game-production process continuing to advance? Take a deep dive with live-content creators on pushing the boundaries in image quality, graphics, replay, audio, and more.
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Burgos
, Newtek, Sales Specialist
James Japhet
, Hawk-Eye N.A., Managing Director
Jeremy Noe, University of Louisville, Assistant Athletic Director for Television Production
Brian Smoller, Kansas State University, Senior Director of Broadcasting/Video Services
Jared Timmins, TVU Networks, SVP of Solutions

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Sound Off! Overcoming Challenges in Technology, Workflows, Staffing, and More
In this open forum, featured speakers and attendees have the opportunity to pose questions to the group, seek advice from their peers, and connect with fellow professionals of similar staffing and budget sizes.

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK II – SMALL/MIDSIZE SCHOOLS

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Live Game Production: Robotics, POVs, Automated Production and Meeting Your Department’s Long Tail of Needs
For small staffs and one-person bands, finding the resources and the bandwidth necessary to meet the content needs of live college sports production today can be daunting. However, technologies are evolving to help streamline the process. What tools (robotic cameras, automated production systems) and solutions (IP connectivity, asset-management systems) can bring more live coverage to more sports without taxing your staff (or yourself)?
Confirmed Panelists:
Nicholas Case
, Charleston Southern University, Director of Athletic Video Communications
Nicole Frechette, High Point University, Multimedia Production Coordinator
Imry Halevi
, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production
Lucas Haskins
, Texas State University, Broadcast Productions Manager
Andrew Kurtz, Monmouth University, Director of Live Production
Greg Sandercox, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Broadcast Productions Coordinator

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Sound Off! Overcoming Challenges in Technology, Workflows, Staffing, and More
In this open forum, featured speakers and attendees have the opportunity to pose questions to the group, seek advice from their peers, and connect with fellow professionals of similar staffing and budget sizes.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Meet-Up

Join us for a curated Zoom networking Happy Hour to converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports-video–production community to reflect on the day’s activities.

What's on today?

Agenda: Wednesday, June 23

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.

The Big Show on the Big Board: The Future of In-Venue Production

With more high-end videoboards at more athletics facilities on campus, the art of the in-venue show is growing and changing shape. What’s the latest in content strategy and technology solutions to serve fans in your facility, and how has the experience of having limited to no fans in your buildings affected those philosophies?
Confirmed Panelists:
Tyler Folks
, University of South Alabama, Manager of Athletic Video Productions
Buddy Kimberlin, Texas A&M University, Assistant Athletics Director, 12th Man Productions
Katie Windham, James Madison University, Daktronics Event Producer, On-Site

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

SVG College Technology Case Study

A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at a solution or service designed to meet the demands of college sports-video production.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Campus Connection: Virtual Facility Tour – University of Wyoming

Miss visiting your colleagues’ facilities and getting inspired to bring some new ideas back to your campus? Take a focus tour of a new control room or live-production facility and get the chance to ask questions of those who built it.
Confirmed Presenters:
Tyler Haak
, University of Wyoming, Producer, Live Events
Austin Scott
, University of Wyoming, Assistant Athletics Director, Technology and Project Coordination
Dennis Trapani, University of Wyoming Athletics, Assistant Athletics Director, Creative Services

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

The Recovery: The State of Capital Budgets and Production-Hardware Turnover

With pandemic-ravaged revenues allowing few opportunities to make new investments, how are Athletic Department media teams getting creative in keeping their arsenal at peak performance? What gear should you be prioritizing as the industry enters a new budget cycle far more optimistically than it did a year ago?

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK I – LARGE SCHOOLS

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: In-Venue Videoboard Production: HDR, IPTV, and the Future of Game-Day Fan Entertainment (Sponsored by: VITEC)
The videoboard arms race rages on in collegiate athletics. Whether it’s massive sizes, unique shapes, or eye-popping image quality, today’s videoboards deliver content and engagement at an incredible level. What’s the future of the videoboard show? Learn from some of those whose facilities have made significant renovations and/or new installs over the past year.
Confirmed Panelists:
Scott LaBounty, University of Oregon, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Services
Mike Lickert, University of Kansas, Assistant Athletics Director – Broadcast Services

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Sound Off! Overcoming Challenges in Technology, Workflows, Staffing, and More
In this open forum, featured speakers and attendees have the opportunity to pose questions to the group, seek advice from their peers, and connect with fellow professionals of similar staffing and budget sizes.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK II – SMALL/MIDSIZE SCHOOLS

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: In-Venue Videoboard Production: Lighting Up Facilities of Any Size (Sponsored by: Venue Edge)
Big, beautiful boards aren’t just for the big boys anymore. High-end videoboard shows have become expected at almost any academic institution. But, when a big-screen investment is made, how do you line up the tech and the team necessary to make it sing? Break down the present and future of in-game presentation with fellow departments of similar size and scope.
Confirmed Panelists:
Jason Barfield
, Sam Houston State University, Associate Athletic Director – Media Relations
Evan Ellis, Yale University, Athletics Video Producer
David Saphirstein, Venue Edge, Founder

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Sound Off! Overcoming Challenges in Technology, Workflows, Staffing, and More
In this open forum, featured speakers and attendees have the opportunity to pose questions to the group, seek advice from their peers, and connect with fellow professionals of similar staffing and budget sizes.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Meet-Up

Join us for a curated Zoom networking Happy Hour to converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports-video–production community to reflect on the day’s activities.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

SVG College Sports Media Awards

What's on today?

Agenda: Thursday, June 24

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.

All the Feels: The Art and Science of Elite Video Storytelling

The task of telling the stories of your institution, student athletes, coaches, and more extends far beyond the game itself. Some of the industry’s best postproduction content creators share their creative inspiration while also cutting into the nitty-gritty of the technical processes that power the creation and effective distribution of the gorgeous and engaging content that has become synonymous with college sports.
Confirmed Panelists:
John Castelli, Big Ten Network, Managing Editor
Bill Friedman, Big Ten Network, Senior Coordinating Producer, B1G Network Originals
Scott McBurney, Atlantic Coast Conference, Associate Commissioner/Advanced Media
Chris Taylor, Ball State University, Senior Director of Sports Production

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

SVG College Technology Case Study

A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at a solution or service designed to meet the demands of college sports-video production.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Campus Connection: Virtual Facility Tour – University of California, San Diego

Miss visiting your colleagues’ facilities and getting inspired to bring some new ideas back to your campus? Take a focus tour of a new control room or live-production facility and get the chance to ask questions of those who built it.
Confirmed Presenters:
Steven Calista, University of California San Diego, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Production

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Tools of the Trade: Evolving Solutions and Technology That Feed the Content Beast

Everyone wants to find more-efficient ways to capture, edit, and distribute content. What solutions are making content-creation teams more productive (and less stressed) than ever, and how are these services paving the way for content to be built and shared at greater scale with greater efficiency?
Confirmed Panelists:
Ben Gabrielson, LiveU, Sales Manager, Sports

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK I – CREATIVES’ CORNER: POWERING THE CONTENT MACHINE

Postproduction content creators from across the world of collegiate athletics gather to share the latest gear, technology, workflows, and solutions that help make their content-creation plans possible. Don’t miss this peer-to-peer look behind the scenes at how some of the year’s most engaging video-content creators do what they do.
Confirmed Panelists:
Tyson Hutchins
, Clemson University, Senior Director, Creative Solutions
Matt Nieto, Sun Belt Conference, Director of Creative Video

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP TRACK II – MENTOR CIRCLES

Want a more personal touch to your learning and networking experience at this year’s SVG College Summit? Sign up to participate in one of our “Mentor Circles.” These meeting rooms will place you in a specially curated group of four or five individuals comprising other collegiate Athletic Department professionals and technology leaders. Each Mentor Circle will feature a diverse collection of people representing various school sizes, geographies, and more to allow professionals and students of all experience levels to share ideas, glean advice, and ask questions to solve the unique challenges they face on campus. Mentor Circles will be themed on such concepts as control-room new builds, control-room renovations, production gear, and department management.