2022 SVG Sports Graphics Forum

For the first time in more than two years, the SVG Sports Graphics Forum is back in person with a full-day event set for May 24 at the Helen Mills Theater in NYC. Over the past two years, the sports-graphics sector has undergone a dramatic revolution, and the 2022 SVG Sports Graphics Forum will bring creative and technological leaders together to discuss the latest developments in the industry.

This year’s program is spearheaded by the SVG Sports Graphics Advisory Committee and its new 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 new remote workflows, AR/VR graphics, and the latest in graphics technology and design philosophies.

In a first, this year’s Forum will also feature an SVG Sports Graphics ‘Extra’ virtual event to be held via zoom on June 1, featuring behind-the-scenes looks at how recent graphics packages were created and a look into the future of the industry from VR to NFTs the Metaverse.

The SVG Sports Graphics Forum often serves as the first point of contact for networking relationships that help sports-graphics professionals do their jobs better. Attendees are all influenced by one another, and their ability to learn, evolve, and improve is amplified at SVG. Whether through the confines of the Zoom rectangle or in-person at the Helen Mills Theater, we are all EVOLVING TOGETHER. With that in mind, the goals of this year’s event are as follows:

  • Attendees should be INSPIRED when they leave the SVG Sports Graphics Forum.
  • Each attendee should be INFORMED on where the industry is headed in 2022-23 — both creatively and technologically.
  • Each attendee should leave with an EXPANDED NETWORK and new points of contact.
  • There should be NEW PERSPECTIVES on how attendees work within their organization.
  • Opening up to new methods of AGENCY COLLABORATION should be a priority.
  • The advanced WORKFLOW METHODS should influence attendees’ future build strategies.
  • Most important, attendees should return to their organizations with new learnings that INFLUENCE their creative environments.


Helen Mills Event Space and Theater, NYC

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

9:00 a.m.: Registration Opens
9:25 – 9:35 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
9:35 – 10:15 a.m.: Opening Keynote Presentation: The NHL Is Back on ESPN and TNT
10:15 – 10:55 a.m.: New Workflows in the New Normal: Three Networks, Three Strategies
10:55 – 11:45 a.m.: Networking Break/Exhibits Open
11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.: Graphics Spotlight: NBC Olympics Dives into Tokyo 2020 Efforts and the Quick Turnaround for Beijing 2022
12:25 – 1:05 p.m.: What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Design?: Creative Leaders Take the Stage
1:05 – 1:55 p.m.: Networking Lunch in Exhibits Area
1:55 – 2:35 p.m.: Graphics Spotlight: Inside the CBS Sports Package Rebrand
2:35 – 3:05 p.m.: Networking Break in Exhibits Area 
3:05 – 3:45 p.m.: What’s New in AR/VR Graphics?: Unreal, Real-Time, and the Future of Sports Broadcasts
3:45 – 4:25 p.m.:What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Tech?: An Inside Look From Top Technology Providers
4:25 – 5:15 p.m.: Networking Reception in Exhibits Area


(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

In addition to the in-person event, this year’s forum will also offer a “virtual” component, to be held live via zoom on Tuesday, June 1.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package: ESPN Peyton & Eli ManningCast
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package: How the Los Angeles Rams Serve Up Content for SoFi Stadium’s Infinity Screen
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Sports Graphics Fireside Chat: Inside the Innovation and Evolution of Fox Sports
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package: BBC Sport’s Olympic-Sized Efforts for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: What’s Next?: NFTs, AR/VR, the Metaverse, and What’s Coming Beyond the Broadcast

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