Speakers Rolling In As SVG College: Boston Preps to Visit Harvard University on Oct. 30

Experts from Yale, Boston University, Vermont, Northeastern, Brown, Harvard, and more set to share best practices in college video

The latest in the SVG College Regional Event Series takes us back to Boston and the campus of Harvard University on Oct. 30 for SVG College: Boston and expert speakers are lining up to participate in this intimate idea-sharing event!

Network with some of the top college-sports-video-content creators in the area, tour the Crimson’s innovative broadcast and in-venue production facilities built around IP technologies, learn how the Harvard’s video team deploys automated production models to stream sports like tennis and squash, and become part of the SVG College family at this intimate professional networking event.

Registration is complimentary to college-sports-video–production professionals from athletic departments, conference offices, and production companies.

Technology vendors: Only sponsors of the SVG College Initiative (Avid, BlueFrame Technology, Canon, Grass Valley, Ikegami, LTN Global Communications, Panasonic, and Quantum) are able to attend SVG College Initiative Events.

REGISTER: SVG College: Boston (October 30, 2019)



10:00 – 10:45 a.m. No Place Like Home: Centralizing Production Through IP
As at-home production models become more commonplace in the sports-production industry, college campuses are perfectly suited to centralized live event production. With IP technologies making that centralization more realistic and cost-efficient than ever, how can you set up your athletic department for campus-wide success?
Confirmed Speakers:
Kevin Hession, Brown University, Manager of Athletics Multimedia and Production

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. SVG College Tech Spotlight
SVG College Initiative Sponsors share their latest solutions and advice for the college sports-video community.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lifeblood: Working With and Training Your Student Staff
No athletic department video team can meet the demanding scale of live-event and VOD video-content creation without the help of a deep and effective student staff. How do you go about recruiting students? How do you train them? And how do you build a culture where your finest students shine and lead the way?
Confirmed Speakers:
Leo Pare
, Boston University, Director of Marketing & Digital Media
Evan Ellis
, Yale University, Video Producer
Dylan Hornblum
, Northeastern University, Assistant Director of Athletic Video Production

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Highlights 2.0: Leveraging Cinematic Recaps and Sideline Footage
In today’s hyper-competitive content world, simply posting highlights or postgame press conferences isn’t enough. When you have creative and talented video shooters and editors on your staff, how can you better utilize their skills to create postgame content with a more dramatic and cinematic feel that will get your fanbase fired up?
Confirmed Speakers:
Connor Coyne
, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Multimedia & Production
Pete Estes
, University of Vermont, Director of CatamounTV
Erin Iwaskiewicz
, America East Conference, Senior Director of Creative & Video
Kelsi-Mariah Oresman
, Bryant University, Director of Digital Media

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Complimentary Networking Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Case Study: Meet the Crimson — Inside Harvard Athletics’ Video Ecosystem
Leaders from Harvard Athletics welcome attendees to their campus with a look at what makes the athletic department’s media arm so successful.
Imry Halevi
, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics – Multimedia & Production

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. TOUR: Harvard Athletics Broadcast Facilities
Take an in-depth, tech-centric tour of Harvard’s video-production-control rooms. The Bright-Landry Hockey Center control room, which is fibered into historic Harvard Stadium, provides coverage for all events at the rink and the stadium with the capability to run two separate shows simultaneously. Also see the Lavietes Pavilion control room, which was built two years ago and has full NDI capabilities. It can produce any of the school’s 42 sports. Also, check out special automated workflows behind live productions of tennis and squash.


The SVG College Regional Event Series is a recurring series of half-day programs hosted on various campuses across the country that have demonstrated a commitment to and investment in live video production. The gatherings are designed to bring together content creators and production-technology specialists with some of the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss best practices for all levels of production expertise. Seasoned veterans share their experiences and help guide those looking to dive headfirst into the exciting world of video production in college athletics.

The SVG College Initiative and its events are made possible by our sponsors: Avid, BlueFrame Technology, Canon, Grass Valley, Ikegami, LTN Global Communications, Panasonic, and Quantum.

Technology vendors: Only sponsors of the SVG College Initiative are able to attend.

Registration is free for all college and university athletic department personnel. Students are welcome as guests of school staff members. Lunch will be served. Space is limited, so sign up today. For more information on the event, email SVG College Director Brandon Costa at Brandon@sportsvideo.org.

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