Your Guide to Making the Most of SVG’s 2014 Summit!

The SVG Summit will begin on Monday and run through Tuesday evening, but making sure you get the most out of the event can take some planning. This handy guide will make it easier to figure out where you want to be and when during the event.

First, for a complete guide, click here. Attendees arriving on Monday morning will find a number of learning opportunities via in-depth workshops. Topics include the Women’s Sports Media Initiative (beginning at 9 a.m. in the Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor), the DTV Audio Group Workshop (10 a.m. in Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor), IP-Based Remote Production Workshop (10:30 a.m., Murray Hill West, 2nd Floor), and SVG College New York (10 a.m., Gibson Room, 2nd Floor). Feel free to attend any and all sessions.

Monday afternoon is highlighted by the beginning of General Sessions in the Trianon Ballroom on the 3rd Floor. Leading executives from across the spectrum of sports networks and technology providers will discuss major technical initiatives in 2015, new approaches to remote production, 4K, and more. In addition, there will be workshops Sports Asset Management (Murray Hill West, 2nd Floor) and Beyond Broadcast delivery mechanisms like OTT and streaming (Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor), as well as a meeting of the Venue Initiative Committee (Gibson Room, 2nd Floor).

The highlight of Monday, however, is at the end of the day, when Summit attendees are invited to a networking reception at 5-7 p.m. in the Technology Showcase areas on the 3rd Floor. During this two-hour event, you will have a chance to relax over free drinks and food with industry friends and also check out more than 70 technology showcases. The wide range of technologies on display offer solutions for nearly every need. For a complete list of exhibitors, please click here.

Tuesday morning begins bright and early with a continental breakfast and the exhibits opening at 8 a.m. on the 3rd Floor. Exhibits will be open until 3 p.m. so be sure to plan for a visit with your favorite vendors and with potential new favorites.

All programs will take place in the Trianon ballroom. For a complete schedule of Day 2 activities, click here. First up, at 9 a.m., is a panel on football production offering a sneak peek at NBC’s plans for next February’s Super Bowl. After that exciting session, stick around as ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap  interviews legendary sports-TV executives Steve Bornstein and David Hill (9:45 a.m.).

Up next, beginning at 10:45 a.m., will be a look into the crystal ball, with leading execs discussing new tools and the future of sports broadcasting. And, at 11:25 a.m., one of the hottest growth areas in sports, college programming, will take center stage.

After a networking lunch (12:05-1:15 p.m.), we will reconvene for a fun keynote conversation with Ken Aagaard (CBS), Bob Dixon (NBC Olympics, retired), and George Orgera (F&F Productions) as they discuss their careers in advance of the Hall of Fame ceremony Tuesday night. That session will be followed by a 45-minute exploration of MLB instant replay and production of one of America’s grandest games (1:45 p.m.).

Closing out the day, we’ll hoop it up with a keynote conversation with former NBA Commissioner David Stern and NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, beginning at 3 p.m.). The two will discuss their careers as well as working together on the NBA on NBC. And stick around for our closing session, which will feature an in-depth look at the NBA’s new instant-replay facility and will feature NBA production executives discussing how to produce NBA basketball in a way that satisfies old fans and creates new ones (3:30 p.m.).

That is, in a nutshell, what is in store for you at the SVG Summit. If you’re joining us in person, thanks in advance for making this the biggest and best SVG Summit ever. If you cannot join us, please follow us on Twitter via #SVGSummit; we will be posting exclusive video clips throughout the day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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