SVG Sports Graphics Forum Shifts to May 11; ESPN Set to Go Inside ‘Big City Greens NHL Classic’ Production

The 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum has shifted its date to May 11 (previously scheduled for May 9) at The Cutting Room in New York City and will feature an in-depth look at ESPN’s recent groundbreaking production of the Big City Greens NHL Classic along with a full day of presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for today’s sports-graphics professionals.

The 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum will bring creative and technological leaders together to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly evolving industry. This year’s program is spearheaded by the SVG Sports Graphics Advisory Committee and its Chair, ESPN Creative Director Tim O’Shaughnessy. In addition to in-depth presentations on the latest visionary graphics packages, the agenda will feature sessions focused on production workflows, AR/VR graphics, the latest in graphics technology and design philosophies, and much more. Check out the updated program HERE:

9:00 a.m.: Registration Opens
9:30 – 9:40 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
9:40 – 10:10 a.m.: Sports Graphics Spotlight: How ESPN Pulled Off the Big City Greens NHL Classic Animated Broadcast 
10:10 – 10:45 a.m.: What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Technology? Today’s Cutting Edge and Tomorrow’s New Reality
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Case Study
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Sports Graphics Spotlight: Inside ESPN’s Colossal NBA Rebrand Project
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Design?
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.: Case Study
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.: Networking Lunch
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: Sports Graphics Spotlight: Behind the Scenes of the ‘Nickmas’ Broadcast With CBS Sports and Nickelodeon
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: In-Game AR Graphics: The Future Is Virtual
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Closing Keynote: ESPN’s Use of Unreal Engine as an End-to-End Live Graphics Tool at the Rose Parade
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Sports Graphics Spotlight: Fox Sports’ Whirlwind Year of Innovation
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Virtual Sets and AR in the Studio: Expanding Beyond the Physical World
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

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