SVG College Sports Summit: Venue Production Shines With Main Stage Panel and Case Study-filled Workshop Track

Panel discussion, workshop dedicated to the integration between video and marketing at the stadium

The new age of digital may be shaking up the college sports media world but the one area that has remained strong and constant for collegiate sports video production professionals over the years is fan engagement in venue. At the SVG College Sports Summit (May 31 – June 2, Atlanta), attendees will be treated to a panel conversation and a special workshop track dedicated to everything in-venue video and the marketing goals behind it.

The ninth-annual SVG College Sports Summit is just two weeks away so register today!

Here’s a look at the agenda’s venue-centric highlights:

THURSDAY, June 1 at 3:45 p.m. 
PANEL DISCUSSION: Videoboard Production Trends and Marketing Integration
Athletic departments and brands are looking for new ways to better engage with fans immersed in the in-stadium or in-arena environment. How are athletic departments using video production technology and in-house marketing savvy to approach the new world of entertainment and engaging fans at the game.
Moderator: Paul Danna, University of South Carolina, Director, Gamecock Productions and 2017 SVG College Sports Summit, Chairman
Kevin Copp
, Temple University, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Services
Trenton Cotten
, University of Washington, Design Director of Digital Media Content
Kirk Hartman
, University of Nebraska, Executive Director of Video Production
Eric Nichols, University of South Carolina, Senior Associate AD, Marketing and Branding/CMO


FRIDAY, June 2 at 10:30 a.m.
WORKSHOP TRACK: In-Venue Production and Fan Engagement
Stadium and arena productions are more highly produced and heavily marketed than ever before. In this series of in-depth case studies, see how athletic departments of all sizes approach the design and management of these changes.

10:30 a.m.: University of Central Florida
David Belawski
, University of Central Florida, Director of Production
John Kvatek, University of Central Florida, Associate AD, Multimedia and Creative

11:00 a.m.: University of Minnesota
Josh Blessing
, University of Minnesota, Senior Producer, Gopher Digital Productions
Daniel Claxton
, University of Minnesota, Creative Director, Gopher Digital Productions
Ryan Maus
, University of Minnesota, Director of Digital Production, Gopher Digital Productions

11:30 a.m.: University of Dayton
Nick DeSanctis
, University of Dayton, Assistant Director of Video Services
Ken Kreitzer, University of Dayton, Assistant Director of Video Services for Live Events

Michael LaPlaca
, University of Dayton, Assistant Athletics Director, Multimedia

For more information regarding the SVG College Sports Summit, visit You can also follow the event on Twitter using @SVGCollege and #SVGCollege.

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