Date, Agenda Announced for SVG’s Sports Venue Technology Summit in Denver

SVG is pleased to announce that this year’s Sports Venue Technology Summit will take place on Tuesday, June 23, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. Home to the Denver Broncos, Sports Authority Field at Mile High received a $24 million upgrade prior to the 2013 season that transformed the 14-year-old stadium into one of the premier venues in the NFL.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, followed by a day of informative panel discussions ranging from the recent renovation boom to the latest in replay servers and graphics engines, with a special focus on the Denver market.

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Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Denver Perspectives: Local Teams Weigh In
Every team — from every league and every level — must make the best of their production system to engage their hometown fans in the venue. Local teams discuss their current facilities and production resources, game-day workflows, and how they strive to put on the best show possible.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. The Renovation Boom
The past few years have seen a number of large-scale renovations intended to breathe new life into old venues. From replacing aging SD videoboards with gargantuan HD displays to enhancing connectivity and engagement through IPTV and WiFi, experts explain how venue renovations can reinvigorate a fan base.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High with the Denver Broncos’ Production Team
Prior to the 2013 NFL season, the Denver Broncos completed a $24 million renovation of the AV facilities at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Hear from the team’s production staff about how the video upgrades have affected the game-day presentation before the behind-the-scenes tour.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Tour

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Control Room Technology Update
With venue new builds and renovations grabbing headlines, it’s easy to forget the work happening behind the scenes to bring project proposals and artistic visions to life.  Systems integrators, consultants, and tech vendors weigh in on recent projects, the latest technology trends and how to get the most out of your control room.

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Choosing the Right Cameras and Lenses for Your Needs
Producing in-venue video requires the right tools to acquire content. Leading vendors discuss the latest in image acquisition and how to get the most bang for your buck, whether you want to dabble in 4K, integrate new specialty cameras, or embrace fully to a high-frame-rate technology.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Play It Again: In-Venue Instant Replay
In order to compete with the at-home experience and serve fans that expect instant replay, venues are investing in top-of-the-line replay servers to push out video clips throughout the game. Hear about the latest in replay servers, how venues are delivering replay to both center-hung and second-screen displays, and much more.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Big Sound, Big Impact: Getting Venue Audio Right
With tens of thousands of ears at any given sporting event, venue operators are charged with creating an audio experience that is complementary, yet not overwhelming, to the event on the court or field.  Listen to leaders in venue audio as they describe their methods for getting it right every time. 

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. To Inform or Entertain: Approaches in In-Venue Graphics
Engaging fans in the stands takes more than just video – fans want to know the time and score, the latest stats on their favorite players, and information for their fantasy teams. Leading graphics vendors discuss how they make their wares scalable across a variety of screens, the need for automation, and how to balance entertaining the fans and informing them.

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Denver Perspectives: The Broadcast/Venue Connection
As the video needs of sports venues and broadcasters increasingly overlap, all involved must play together to ensure a successful show for the in-venue and at-home audiences. Hear from local executives as they discuss the unique demands of the Denver market and how these varied groups across the broadcast/venue spectrum can improve communication and pool local resources more efficiency.

For more information, please contact Karen Hogan at karen@sportsvideo.org.

For sponsorship information, please contact Rob Payne at rob@sportsvideo.org and Andrew Gabel at agabel@sportsvideo.org.

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