SVG Venue Summit: Virtual Series Celebrates the Summer of the Stadium

As in-venue teams continue to search for answers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, next week’s SVG Venue Summit: Virtual Series on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27, will dissect the current challenges that this side of the industry still faces and provide a potential roadmap on how to navigate this era of uncertainty. In addition, personnel from three of the newest stadiums — SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX — will give you insight into the construction process, technologies inside of their control rooms, and how effective collaboration enabled these projects to be completed.

It’s not too late to register for this year’s event. Come celebrate the Summer of the Stadium with us!

Wednesday, August 26

Diamond in the Desert: A Look Inside Allegiant Stadium

  • Justin Lange, Allegiant Stadium, Manager of Audio, Video, Broadcast and Cisco Vision Operations
  • Jeff Volk, Alpha Video, VP

A Potentially New Normal: Systems Integrators Reimagine the Control Room

  • Kevin Henneman, KMH Audio-Video Integration, President
  • Scott Nardelli, NEP Integrated Solutions, SVP and GM
  • Fred Wright, BeckTV, Director of Sales, Central Region
  • Jeff Volk, Alpha Video, VP
  • Duane Yoslov, Diversified, SVP, Sports and Live Events

A Hunger for Content: Teams Shift Strategies During the Sports Shutdown

  • Brad Baker, Nashville SC, Senior Director and Executive Producer
  • Joe Kuchie, New Jersey Devils, Senior Manager, Scoreboard and Live Production
  • Eric Long, Philadelphia Eagles, VP, Content and Production

Ross Case Study: Off Premise Remote Operation Solution – Emergency Application

  • Stephen Repass, Ross Video, General Manager, Ross Production Services
  • Bradley Wasilition, Ross Video, Sports Analysis/Piero, Business Development Manager

Tech Focus: Plotting the Next Steps for In-Venue Technology

  • Jami Itiavkase, Cincinnati Reds, Director of Productions
  • Carl Mandell, Philadelphia Union, Director, Broadcast and Video Production
  • Heather Pearson, Miami Dolphins, Manager, Broadcast Operations
  • Andrew Sampson, Ross Video, Technical Solutions Manager, Sports & Live Events

Thursday, August 27

Everything’s Bigger in Texas: A Glimpse at Globe Life Field

  • Chris DeRuyscher, Texas Rangers, Senior Director, Ballpark Entertainment
  • Tony Gaston, Diversified, Senior Account Executive, Sports and Live Events

Tech Focus: How the Current Pandemic Alters the In-Venue Fan Experience

  • Bob Becker, Van Wagner Productions, EVP
  • Laura Johnson, San Francisco 49ers, Director, Game Presentation and Live Events
  • David Saphirstein, Venue Edge, Founder/Consultant
  • Matthew Tape, Houston Rockets, Director of Broadcast and Video Production

Imagine Communications Case Study: Chase Center – One Year in With SMPTE ST 2110

  • Scott Heitman, Golden State Warriors, Director, Scoreboard Operations
  • Cassidy Phillips, Imagine Communications, VP, Networking Solutions

A Jewel in Los Angeles: A Deeper Look Into SoFi Stadium

  • Jason Cothern, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, VP of Broadcast and Operations
  • Gregory Kuh, Ross Video, Content and Workflow Specialist, Sports & Live Events
  • Sarah Schuler, Los Angeles Rams, Director, Brand Events
  • Pete Soto, Los Angeles Chargers, VP and EP of Fan Experience & Production
  • Calvin Spencer, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Director of Broadcast and Technical Facilities
  • Chris Sullivan, Diversified, VP, Business Development, Sports and Live Events
If you have any questions regarding the 2020 SVG Venue Summit, please email SVG Venue Director Kristian Hernandez at 

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