2020 SVG Venue Summit: Virtual Series

Day 2 – August 27 Program

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12:25 – 12:30 p.m.: Open Remarks

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Everything’s Bigger in Texas: A Glimpse at Globe Life Field
Located next door to Jerry’s World, the Texas Rangers have raised the bar with their new digs in Arlington, TX. At a price tag of $1.2 billion, the organization is poised to generate an engaging experience when fans return to the ballpark. Members of the Rangers organizations highlight their new IP control room and other video amenities that are included in baseball’s newest stadium.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager; 2020 Venue Summit Program Director
Presenter: 
Chris DeRuyscher, Texas Rangers, Senior Director, Ballpark Entertainment

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.: Tech Focus: How the Current Pandemic Alters the In-Venue Fan Experience
With venues reopening without fans in the stands (or at least with heavily limited crowds), the role of gameday-production teams is going to evolve drastically. How will in-venue teams create a compelling in-venue atmosphere for players and broadcasters? Are artificial crowd noise and virtual spectator technologies a viable option for this new reality? How will IP and cloud-based workflows play a vital role?
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager; 2020 Venue Summit Program Director
Panelists:
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

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.: Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field. 

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: A Jewel in Los Angeles: A Deeper Look Into SoFi Stadium
Las Vegas isn’t the only city with a new NFL venue. Shared between the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, SoFi Stadium is set to become yet another crown jewel built in the Golden State. Capped off by The Oculus — a 70,000 sq. ft., double-sided structure that is now the largest videoboard in sports — members of SoFi operations and the Chargers’ in-venue teams give a detailed preview of what’s expected in Year 1.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager; 2020 Venue Summit Program Director
Presenters:

Jason Cothern, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, VP of Broadcast and Operations
Gregory Kuh, Ross Video, Content and Workflow Specialist, Sports & Live 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