SVG College Summit Preview: Monday Tackles the Wealth of New Challenges Facing Video Production

Registration for this four-day virtual event is free to qualified attendees from the college sports video production community

SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus 2020 is just days away!

This year’s SVG College Summit has gone fully virtual, so don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for the challenging academic year ahead with a four-day series of keynotes, panels, presentations, and video-based networking events 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.

Here’s a preview of what to expect on Monday:

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.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
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.
Panelists:
Dan Butterly
, Big West Conference, Commissioner
Ken Cleary, University of North Carolina, Assistant Director of Athletics, GoHeels Productions
Michelle Glover, University of Arkansas, Assistant Athletic Director – Broadcast Services
John Kvatek, University of Central Florida, Associate Athletic Director, Multimedia and Creative
Moderator:
Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Pixellot Case Study: Everything You Always Wanted To Know about Automatic Production
As sports budgets are being decreased, and crowds are not allowed to attend games, colleges and conferences will need to find innovative ways to engage audiences and generate revenue. The “new normal” is a catalyst to implement cost-effective processes and automated production technology is at a stage of maturity that is now ready for mass adoption. Find out how Pixellot and America East Conference are working together to bring back sports and scale production across their conference.
Presenters:
Amy Huchthausen, America East Conference, Commissioner
David Shapiro, Pixellot, President, North America

1:45 – 2:05 p.m.
Production Blueprint – What Does a Live Sports Production in the COVID-19 Era Look Like?
As video departments across the country hope to return to a schedule of fall sports broadcasts, what’s an example of what a live sports production in a COVID-19 world might look like? We’re joined by a veteran of the live college sports video production space, Tupelo Raycom’s John Servizzi to take you inside his company’s recent series of live productions of the American Cornhole League for syndication on ESPN.
Speaker:
John Servizzi, Tupelo Raycom, EVP, Engineering and Operations
Moderator:
Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor

2:05 – 2:35 p.m.
Tech Focus Panel: 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 be met at a time when budgets are being crunched even more than ever.
Panelists:
Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, Strategic Account Manager, Sports and Venues
Janel Fleming, LiveU, Director of Sports Sales
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com, Market Outreach Manager
Will Waters, NewTek, Head of Product Management
Moderator:
Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

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.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 SVG College Summit, please email SVG College Director Brandon Costa at brandon@sportsvideo.org.