SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus Offers Four Days Packed With Critical Information Sharing and Networking on June 22-25

Register for free to stay connected and informed during this challenging time in college sports

In response to the nationwide shutdown of collegiate athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sports Video Group (SVG) has moved its annual SVG College Summit into a fully virtual format for 2020!

SVG is proud to announce the preliminary agenda for SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus 2020, a four-day series of keynotes, panels, presentations, and video-based networking events to be held on June 22-25. And you can attend it all for free and from the safety of your own home!

REGISTER: SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus 2020 (June 22-25)

Registration for all online activities is free to all qualified professionals and students. And with the program going online, we expect greater participation (both from VIP speakers and attendees) and a community more united than ever before.

Register today to join us for two hours of themed, exclusive live programming per day, showcasing some of the most critical topics and smartest minds in college sports video.

PLEASE NOTE: Agenda subject to change. The college sports world is changing rapidly as we learn more about this virus and how it will impact our lives and futures. We at SVG pledge to remain nimble and will adjust the topics to be discussed in this year’s Summit as needed to ensure that you are receiving the most relevant and impactful information for you and your staffs.

SVG COLLEGE SUMMIT VIRTUAL CAMPUS AGENDA

Monday, June 22

–Your Changing World–
Monday will focus on our temporary normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the collegiate sports world, leading to the cancelation of the winter championship and spring sports seasons. However, video production professionals are innovative and ambitious people. We will discuss how we’ve all responded to this challenge while also diving into some new and unique live productions that are sure to inspire you for when we all get the sports we love back.

Live Program
12:30 p.m. ET
Panel: State of the Industry – What Now and What’s Next?
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the video production world on its head. But, it’s also opened up the industry to a world of innovation that we normally never would have been exposed to. Leading video directors from athletic departments and conference offices from across the country share how their strategies have shifted to create content in the present and how they are innovating their infrastructure in anticipation of the future.

1:15 p.m. ET
SVG College Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

1:30 p.m. ET
Presentation: Exposing More Sports Through Technology – Production Blueprint #1
As video departments master their ability to broadcast traditional team sports, innovative minds are looking for new ways to expand their programming offering and serve more of their athletic department by delivering more sports than ever before. Some events, however, are substantially more challenging to broadcast than others. In the “Production Blueprint” series, live content creators give you their experiences in broadcasting those sports that require a special level of expertise to accomplish.

1:50 p.m. ET
Tech Focus: Production Efficiency
When sports return in a post Coronavirus-world, there’s the potential for things to be very different. Will you need more automated tools? End-to-end solutions? Even more budget-friendly – but trustworthy – toys in your in your toolbox? Vendors that specialize in cost-conscious options break down the pain points of your production that can met at a time when budgets are being crunched even more than ever.

2:20 p.m. ET
Presentation: Exposing More Sports Through Technology – Production Blueprint #2
In another edition of the “Production Blueprint” series, a live content creator give you their experiences in broadcasting a sport that requires a special level of expertise to accomplish.

5:00 p.m. ET
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a curated, themed Zoom networking Happy Hour where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.
Small Staffs and One-Person Video Teams
You aren’t blessed with a generous budget and sometimes you feel alone in you video-related passions and struggles on your own campus. Can meet and greet with others in the business just like you in this networking event geared specifically to those of us making the most with the least.

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Tuesday, June 23

–Your Evolving Control Room–
Tuesday will offer an in-depth look at how our video production homes continue to rapidly change. Whether your team operates out of a robust control room, with a nimble production van/flypack, or you are making magic with limited resources, we’ll break down the latest in live event video production infrastructure and take a look at when the industry is headed.

Live Program
12:30 p.m. ET
Panel: No Place Like Home – The Continued Shift to Centralization Through IP
As at-home production models become more commonplace in the sports production industry, college campuses are perfectly suited for 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’s infrastructure for campus-wide success?

1:15 p.m. ET
SVG College Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

1:30 p.m. ET
Tech Focus: Control Room Essentials
When your control room is your home away from home, you want to ensure that you are supporting it with the infrastructure that meet your needs. Whether it’s your switcher, replay system, graphics engine, or even your router or comms, what are the important factors to consider when drawing up your blueprint? Vendors in the space share their advice.

2:00 p.m. ET
Panel: The Industry Road Map – Forecasting Where Broadcast Tech Is Headed
While today’s challenges need to be met, the future is never far away – especially in this industry. So, what’s next? Is it 1080p? Where does high-dynamic range (HDR) play in? How seriously should you take 4K? And what about graphics? How will athletic departments be expected to deliver live events – and other forms of content – to their broadcast partners in the near future? Pros from the network and technology vendor ranks share their roadmaps for broadcast’s future and help you anticipate how to make your equipment investments wisely.

5:00 p.m. ET
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a curated, themed Zoom networking Happy Hour where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.
Tuesday Tech Talk
Looking for advice or hoping to share your opinions on the latest gear you are hoping to invest in? Come share with the group in a networking scrum entirely dedicated to talking video tech.

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Wednesday, June 24

–Your Live Event Productions–
On Wednesday, we talk out bread and butter: games. Our treasured live games will return and, when they do, we’ll be there to tell their stories better than ever before. Whether it’s through interpersonal relationships or technological enhancements, how are collegiate athletics live event producers not only presenting a live broadcast of the game, but telling the deeper stories of their students athletes, coaches, and campus live to add a deeper layer of engagement to the live game broadcast?

Live Program
12:30 p.m. ET
Keynote Conversation: Directing an Elite Live Event
A fireside chat analyzing the art of directing a live event production with a professional director. Speaker TBA

1:00 p.m. ET
SVG College Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

1:15 p.m. ET
Tech Focus: Shooter’s Arsenal
From hard cameras to handhelds; high-speeds to higher-resolution; POVs to robotics; and more. Acquisition tools are fun pieces to any live production complement. But what cameras and lenses should you be investing in or renting to set yourself up for success? And where is the market headed? A panel of tech experts share the latest on what their companies are working on.

1:45 p.m. ET
Panel: Strategies and Tech For Integrating Deeper Storytelling Into Live Event Production
While the core tenant of any live sports broadcast is to deliver the game to the viewer, content creators these days are looking for new ways to better tell the stories of not only the score, but the athletes, coaches, and campus life behind each program. Whether it’s through technology (graphics, replay, cameras, lenses, microphones, connectivity) or strategy (relationships with coaches, on-air talent, SIDs), how are live college sports broadcasters taking the live game to the next level to developer deeper affinities among viewers?

5:00 p.m. ET
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a curated, themed Zoom networking Happy Hour where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.
What Will Your Production Operations Look Like When Live Sports Come Back?
Let’s be real: it’s been a tough couple of months! But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Sports will return. When they do, however, our live production operations may be drastically changed. Come spend some time with your industry colleagues and share what you’ve been planning for how to execute your productions in a post-COVID world.

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Thursday, June 25

–Your Social Synergy–
Friday is dedicated to video content creation strategy and execution on major social media platforms. As the lines blur between live production and creative within athletic departments, many are looking to take a more streamlined approach to video content. However, that doesn’t mean that each social media platform still doesn’t possess its own inherent qualities and paths to video success. Break down standards and best practices in content ideation, staff organization, and gear deployment in this in-depth workshop that will surely bolster your team’s engagement.


Live Program
12:30 p.m. ET
Panel: Hype and Heroes: Advice From the Front Lines of Championship Social Video
Engagement through highly-produced video for social media skyrocketed again this year with innovative athletic departments finding new and captivating ways to tell their stories, intrigue recruits, and entice longtime supporters. There’s no better time to capitalize on the hype around a program than during a championship run. Content creators from teams that have enjoyed championship moments share their advice for organizing resources and gaining access, as well as break down the tools of the trade that help them deliver thumb-stopping content their viewers will never forget.

1:15 p.m. ET
SVG College Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

1:30 p.m. ET
Tech Focus: Campus Connection
With the sports video industry on the precipice of faster delivery and connectivity mechanisms like 5G, WiFi-6, and ATSC 3.0, what transport trends should you be considering? Whether its getting signals back into your broadcast center in an at-home production model or delivering your live video content to more platforms, more smoothly via IP, vendors on the frontlines share what deserves your confidence and what needs more time to mature.

2:00 p.m. ET
Panel: Generation Now – Lessons from the Stars of the IGTV Playmakers Campaign
This year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to introduce a program that spotlighted student content creators considered rising stars in the sports video business. These students worked together to create incredible content for Instagram’s IGTV from the sidelines of championship events like the CFP Championship Game and the Women’s Final Four. These “IGTV Playmakers” break down their experiences while also sharing their creative advice for vertical video, intimate access, and finding success in mobile-first video.

5:00 p.m. ET
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a curated Zoom networking Happy Hour where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.
Social Send-Off
Sign off of a week’s worth of learning with a collaborative conversation around storytelling and video production geared for success across the growing array of social platforms. Tell us how you really feel about vertical video!

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If you have any topic proposals, wish to volunteer as a speaker, or simply want to connect, don’t hesitate to reach out directly to SVG College Director Brandon Costa at brandon@sportsvideo.org.

If you are a vendor who wants to tell your technology story, contact Rob Payne (rob@sportsvideo.org) or Andrew Gabel (agabel@sportsvideo.org)