2023 SVG Venue Summit

Full Program

Day 1: March 13 Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Registration

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Inside UBS Arena With New York Islanders
After multiple false starts, games played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and a global pandemic, the completion of UBS Arena has been a long time coming for fans of the four-time Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders. The seven-year process has resulted in a $1.1 billion venue that boasts high-quality production technology within an IP, HDR-capable control room, numerous LED video displays, and an experience that’s uniquely their own. Members of the Isles’ video production team provide a glimpse at the in-venue equipment, workflows, and technologies while also explaining the creative elements that go into their shows.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Tour of UBS Arena
Step inside and take a tour of the newest NHL venue. This behind-the-scenes trip will allow attendees to see important destinations including the control room, docking bays, rack room, and other key production areas in the building.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Opening Night Reception
After the tour, enjoy complimentary drinks and time for networking.

Day 2: March 14 Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone) 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

9:35 – 10:20 a.m.: System Integration Focus: The Current Trends and Triumphs Within an Everchanging Production Landscape
With new venues planning to open within the next few years, the venue sector of the industry is still dealing with unprecedented challenges. Despite these hurdles, the community is still finding ways to deploy state-of-the-art systems that bring crowds to their feet. Leading system integrators sit down for a conversation on the state of the industry and what’s to come in the future.

10:20 – 10:35 a.m.: Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

10:35 – 10:50 a.m.: Networking Break

10:50 – 11:50 a.m.: Big Shows in the Big Apple: Local Teams Highlight Respective In-Game Experiences
Working in the saturated media market of New York City, professional sports teams are competing for the attention of the masses that consistently crave new forms of entertainment. When fans do walk through the turnstiles of their respective venues, how do clubs keep them in their seats and how do they get these fans to return? Game presentation crews from around the area give a peek behind the control room door to explain their production philosophies, new and legacy activations, how they stand out in the Big Apple, and tips for improving your gameday atmosphere.
Confirmed Panelists:
Matt Coy, Madison Square Garden, VP of Event Presentation
Brooke Eveler, New York Red Bulls, Director of Event Production
Joe Kuchie, New Jersey Devils, Senior Director of Live Experience and Production
Brendan McKeon, New York Mets, Executive Director of In-Game Operations
Don Sperling, New York Giants, VP and Executive Producer

11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.: Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

12:05 – 12:50 p.m.: Tech Vendors Discuss the Latest in IP, 4K, and More
With the opening of new stadiums slowing in 2022, venues opted to renovate pre-existing buildings with new technologies, and as the industry heads towards the 2026 FIFA World Cup, host stadiums will continue to ramp up these projects. In this 45-minute panel, vendors shed light on the latest trends in baseband, IP, and hybrid environments, where the discussion on HDR is heading, and the current state of 4K in the production ecosystem.

12:50 – 1:45 p.m.: Networking Lunch

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: What’s Next in Augmented Reality and On-Ice Projection
With advancements in augmented reality and on-ice projections, the fan experience is being elevated to new heights. Leaders give their insight into what’s ahead in these new areas of gameday entertainment.

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: Technology Case Study
A leading technology vendor offers an in-depth look at its innovative solution in use in the field.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Keynote Conversation: TBD
A 30-minute keynote conversation with an industry executive will close out the 2023 SVG Venue Summit at UBS Arena.

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