2018 Sports Graphics Forum


Despite blizzard conditions outside, SVG’s Sports Graphics Forum heated up the Microsoft Conference Center in New York City on Wednesday, spotlighting the latest in sports graphics creation and technology – and the industry leaders responsible for bringing those graphics to air – in front of 180 attendees.

The fourth-annual Sports Graphics Forum, which expanded to a full day this year, kicked off with a morning of informative panel discussions that addressed the latest technological advances and creative achievements in broadcast graphics. The afternoon program split into two workshop tracks that offered a deeper dive into Graphics Design/Creation plus Graphics Technology and Augmented Reality.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

GENERAL SESSIONS
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.:
Welcoming Remarks presented by ChyronHego
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.:
State of the Arts: Where Creative and Tech Collide
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.:
Keynote Presentation: ELEAGUE – The Design Revolution of Esports
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.:
Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: 
SVGW Presents: Paths To Success in Sports Graphics
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.:
Avid Case Study: A VR Experience, Working in Today’s Reality
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.:
Augmented Reality: The Wave of the Future Has Arrived
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.:
Networking Lunch
1:45 ‐ 4:45 p.m.: Workshop Breakouts (Design Workshop and Technology Workshop)
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.: Networking Reception

DESIGN WORKSHOP:
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: Year in Review: Highlights in Sports Graphics Design
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study: ESPN’s College Basketball Graphics Redesign
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: The Evolving Role of the Operator: More Than Just a Button-Pusher
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: HBO Sports Case Study: Bringing Sunday Night to Saturday
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Insert Graphics: Yesterday and Today — and the Future

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: 4K HDR Q&A: What Does It Mean for Graphics?
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: Cloud-Based Collaborative Tools: Creating Anywhere, Anytime
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Case Study: Bringing Advanced Volumetric AR to NBC’s Live Super Bowl LII Broadcast
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Graphics Storage and Infrastructure: Building a Foundation for Success
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.: Networking Reception

Speakers