SVG College Summit Preview: The Big Reunion Kicks Off on Monday in Atlanta!

Join us June 13-14 for two days of panels, case studies, workshops, and networking

For the first time since 2019, SVG is thrilled to welcome you back to Atlanta on June 13-14 for the SVG College Summit: two days of panels, case studies, workshops, and, most important, networking with your college-sports-video–production colleagues. The industry has been completely reshaped by the stresses of the past two years, and it’s more important than ever to reunite with and learn from your industry peers at the Summit. So don’t miss your chance to be part of college sports video’s big reunion!

This year’s event — chaired by Ken Cleary, associate athletic director, Go Heels Productions, University of North Carolina — will address all the critical topics facing the business: live-broadcast/streaming strategies; live-production tools and solutions; cloud-based, REMI, and IP production models; content-distribution strategies; what Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) means for you; staffing/training your production teams; and so much more.

To register now for the SVG College Summit at the Omni Atlanta Hotel on June 13-14, email Andrew@sportsvideo.org directly. Visit www.svgcollege.com for more information, including the full agenda. 

Day 1 Opening Session: A New Content Landscape — What Does NIL Mean for You?

The 2022 Summit kicks off with a look at how Name, Image, and Likeness is changing the landscape of collegiate athletics, featuring leaders from INFLCR, Meta, Penn State, and University of Michigan. NIL offers collegiate athletic departments a new and lucrative avenue for both recruiting and serving student-athletes. What resources should your team be investing in? What flavors of content are finding quick success? How can your already busy production teams bring unprecedented value to your student athletes?

The SVG College Sports Media Awards: Honoring the Best in the Biz

The 2022 SVG College Sports Media Awards ceremony is back in person and ready to honor the very best in college-sports-video production. The ceremony — which will be hosted by Morgan Uber, director, video communications/reporter,  American Athletic Conference — will present awards for Outstanding Live Game Production, Outstanding Live Non-Game Production. Outstanding Special Feature, and Outstanding In-Venue Video.

The ceremony will be followed by an opening-night networking reception, providing attendees with a chance to reconnect with old friends after three years apart and meet new ones.

Day 2 General Sessions: Pioneer Award, DTC Reboot, Tools for Growth, Connected Beyond the Campus, and More

Day 2 will be headlined by the presentation of the 2022 SVG College Pioneer Award to Imry Halevi, associate director, Athletics, Content & Strategic Communications, Harvard University. The SVG College Pioneer Award celebrates innovators in video production and technology at the university level who have advanced the industry at large.

The full day of sessions begins with a look at the State of the Industry. Leaders from University of North Carolina, Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Harvard University, University of Arkansas, and Ross Video will address how schools are meeting the demands of the live-content explosion. Live broadcast at an enormous scale is the established norm in collegiate athletics today, with athletic institutions of all shapes and sizes finding creative and innovative ways to produce hundreds of live broadcasts per year. Live-production professionals from across the industry reflect on the year that was and preview what’s to come.

Next up, a panel dubbed “DTC Reboot? The Emergence of Subscription-Based Content Services” features digital leaders from the University of Notre Dame, Clemson University, and Sport & Story. Several college athletics’ biggest brands have launched their own subscription-based content services to explore a new, direct relationship with fans and alumni. Why did they do it, and what is there to be learned from those who have implemented this distribution channel? Is it the right fit for your institution?

Then learn about “Tools for Growth: The Gear Fueling the Democratization of Live Production” with representatives of Princeton University, University of South Carolina, Elon University, Temple University, and Grabyo. From robotic/unoperated cameras to targeted microphone placement and innovative infrastructures, schools of all sizes are using cost-effective technologies to take their live productions to the next level. Pros pushing the envelope in new and accessible ways share their learnings and experiences from the trenches of live production.

Following a networking lunch, SVG delves into “Connected Beyond Campus: How IP, Cloud, and REMI Productions Are Changing the Game” with leaders from Charleston Southern University, Tupelo Honey, University of West Georgia, and EVS. The sports-video industry has been dramatically reshaped by the pandemic. How has the way we think about work altered production models and infrastructures in collegiate athletics? Those who are producing in the cloud, via IP, and/or using REMI workflows to supplement their shows are finding success. What advice would they give to those exploring these avenues for the first time?

The day will also feature a pair of case studies from Spectra Logic on long-term media management and preservation at University of Georgia and NewTek on how its partners deliver live-sports-production solutions to high schools and colleges, respectively. across the U.S.

Day 2 Afternoon Workshops: Deep Ops Dives With Large and Midsize Athletics Departments

That afternoon, the SVG College Summit will split into two workshops: one focused on large athletic departments; the other, on midsize. Each is designed as an open forum for college-sports-video–production professionals to discuss a variety of hot-button issues currently facing the industry.

Workshop Track 1: Large Athletic Departments — Following substantial facility investments over the past few years, collegiate athletics’ largest programs and their staffs are producing more live, studio, and on-demand content than ever before. In many cases, they are even making the leap to producing live shows for linear distribution with their broadcast-rights holders. What is the current state of big-time live sports production in collegiate athletics? Key members of the SVG College Advisory Committee representing major-conference schools will lead a roundtable discussion on the latest trends in control-room design, live game production, production tools, staffing, and much more. The conversation will be led by top representatives of Georgia Tech, University of Alabama, Virginia Tech, Parker Leppien, and Auburn University.

Workshop Track 2: Midsize Athletic Departments — The production demands of schools of all sizes have never been greater. How is the live- and postproduction-content beast being fed by athletic departments with limited staff and resources? What staffing strategies and technology solutions help meet the needs of these institutions? How are sports-video–production professionals getting creative and innovative in serving their athletic programs? Key members of the SVG College Advisory Committee representing major-major and conference schools will lead a roundtable discussion on the latest trends in live-production tools, workflows, staffing, student training, and much more. The conversation will be led by top representatives of University of California San Diego, Rochester Institute of Technology, Brown University, Coastal Carolina University, and University of Wyoming.

For more information on the 2022 SVG College Summit, visit www.svgcollege.com.

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