SVG Venue@ University of Phoenix Stadium


University of Phoenix Stadium SVG continues its SVG Venue regional series with an afternoon event at University of Phoenix Stadium on Wednesday March 18. Hear from Arizona Cardinals personnel, who discuss the venue’s recent videoboard and control-room upgrades and offer their unique perspective on hosting Super Bowl XLIX.  Following a behind-the-scenes tour, attendees will be treated to several panel discussions that offer a deeper dive into scoreboard operations, technologies, and philosophies.

Featured Speakers

Full Program

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Registration

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome Presentation from the Arizona Cardinals
Tim Beach,
Senior Director, Game Entertainment and Special Events
Michael Conner
, Director, Video and Scoreboard Operations
Amanda Flanagan,
Production Manager
Shane Gavin
, Event and Systems Engineer
Jamie Gillespie
, Event and Systems Engineer

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Venue Initiative Sponsor Update
The SVG Venue Initiative is charged with serving the information, networking and business needs of engineering, IT and broadcast executives in sports venues – both professional and college. Hear from the sponsors that make the Venue Initiative – and events like the SVG Venue@ series — possible.

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Tour of University of Phoenix Stadium

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Local Team Perspectives
Every team — from every league and every level — must make the best of their production system to engage their hometown fans in the venue. Local teams discuss their current facilities and production resources, game-day workflows, and how they strive to put on the best show possible.
Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Senior Editor, and Editor, Venue Tech Journal
Mike Bonner, Denver Broncos, Senior Director of Event Presentation and Production
Cynthia Catizone, Northern Arizona University, Senior Producer/Director, NAU-TV
Michael Conner, Arizona Cardinals, Director, Video and Scoreboard Operations
Jeff Cederbaum, 
Arizona Diamondbacks, Video Production Manager

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Scoreboard Technologies and Philosophies
When designing an in-venue video strategy, venue operators must determine the location, size, and number of boards within the bowl. But that’s just the first step. Learn from industry experts on what factors to consider when selecting a video board, including pixel count, resolution, and more.
Moderator: Rick Price, SVG Venue Initiative, Chairman, and President, MOEBAM! Venue Media Services
Josh Beaudoin, WJHW, Associate Principal
Josh DeFamio, Arizona Diamondbacks, Supervisor, dbTV Graphics
Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics, National Sales Manager, Live Events Division
Doug Moss, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, VP, Sales and Marketing, AV Solutions Group
Fred Wright, BeckTV, Senior Director of Sales, Central Region

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Image Acquisition: Cameras and Lenses
Producing in-venue video requires the right tools to acquire content. What is your team looking to accomplish? Leading vendors discuss the latest in cameras and lenses, how to integrate specialty cameras into your existing complement, the latest in 4K capture, and more.
Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Senior Editor, and Editor, Venue Tech Journal
Mike DesRoches, Sony Electronics, Sr. Sales Support Engineer
Bruce Lane, Grass Valley, Sports Venues – North America

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

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