CSVA, College Video Coordinators Ready for Annual Conference

The 15th Annual Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) Conference will be held next week at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, and once again football and basketball coaching video will be front and center.

“In the past 15 years CSVA has evolved as an organization and this year we’ll continue that with more informative panels on things like facility design and asset management,” says Luke Goldstein, CSVA president and video coordinator for the University of Virginia football team. “We’ll also have an Adobe After Effects class for attendees who aren’t golfing so that is a great addition.”

Slated for May 11-14 the conference brings together leading football and basketball video coordinators from across the country to discuss issues like digital game exchange, interoperability and MXF, maintaining storage capacity, facility design, and more.

“We were worried about the number of attendees given the economy but we’re approaching last year’s attendee number and there are almost as many sponsors as last year,” adds Goldstein. “We’re excited to have a great turnout.”

The Sports Video Group will once again be involved with this year’s event as it sponsors the opening reception on Wednesday night. Sports Video Group Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer will also be on hand to moderate a discussion on approaches to storing content long-term and near-term.

“The CSVA community is an important part of SVG and their event focused on the use of video for coaching is a perfect complement to our college event, the College SportsVideo Summit, to be held on June 9-10 in Atlanta,” says Kerschbaumer.

CSVA members and attendees also qualify for a special College Sports Video Summit package rate. The College Sports Video Summit is designed to help college video professionals understand the hows and whys of setting up a sports video department and much more. The special rate is just $75 and includes one night hotel accommodations and all meals for qualified collegiate video professionals.

“SVG and CSVA have a strong bond that goes back to the early days of SVG,” says Marty Porter, SVG Executive Director. “Our two associations are at the center of the movement to advance content creation and distribution at the collegiate level.”

CSVA is also hosting the IDEA (Information Display Entertainment Association) satellite conference this year. IDEA members are those organizations that are involved in the day-to-day management of any segment of game operations at a team or facility (including but not limited to: video production, event presentation and marketing personnel).

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