Agenda: Tuesday, June 22

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

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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.

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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.

All Times are Eastern

* Agenda topics and speakers subject to change.