Advanced Audio Symposium for Live Sports Production

Emerging Trends and Technologies in Sports Audio Production and Distribution

Once again, the DTV Audio Group and SVG, in conjunction with major sports broadcasters, are creating an opportunity for sports mixers, sound designers, and production engineers to familiarize themselves with emerging audio production and distribution technology and to explore and discuss how these will impact their work.

DATE: Wednesday, July 18th through Friday, July 20th, 2018
LOCATION: Westin Hotel at Detroit Metro

In order to facilitate travel in and out for the greatest number of attendees, and to minimize ground transfers, we have once again selected the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metro for the 2018 conference venue.  Detroit Metro has direct service from most major US and European cities, and the Westin hotel is directly connected to the airport concourse, including a dedicated TSA line from the hotel lobby.  Working around sports schedules, DTVAG, SVG, and participating networks have selected Thursday, July 19th, with travel dates of the 18th and 20th. Attendees will arrive the evening of July 18th for a reception with all-day sessions on the 19th, followed by dinner and outbound travel the morning of the 20th.


  • Dolby Atmos-based object audio for personalization and enhanced surround
  • Sound design, mixing, monitoring, contribution encoding strategies for enhanced surround
  • IP production infrastructure and IP audio transport technology and solutions
  • Advanced microphone technology for digital, networked, array, and surround microphones
  • Audio for VR
  • Live production assisted-mixing technologies
  • Responding to the wireless spectrum crunch
  • Evolving consumer audio experience; virtualized sound bars and headphones,


The event is fully-hosted for attendees, who are selected by invitation only. DTVAG and SVG have coordinated with CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Turner Sports to attendance from top mixers and key network audio staff.  Other important mixers, technologists and key service providers have also been invited to attend.


Presenters will include network, and manufacturer’s technology leaders along with prominent mixers engaged in pioneering emerging technologies and workflows.  We will also create opportunities for exchanges of ideas and discussion amongst attendees.


Lead Sponsor: Dolby Laboratories

Co-sponsors: Audio-Technica, Calrec, Dale Pro Audio, JBL, Lawo, and Shure.


Please contact Andrew Lippe at [email protected] regarding registration and accommodations.

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