SVG College Sports Summit: Previewing an Exciting Week in Atlanta

It’s SVG College Sports Summit week and 500+ attendees will make their way to the Omni Hotel at CNN Center to meet with industry colleagues and discuss the latest in college sports video production and technology.

CSS2015Here’s a quick preview of what’s to come at our seventh-annual event in Atlanta.

As attendees make their way into Atlanta, everyone is encouraged to use the convenient MARTA train system to get from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Take the MARTA train from the airport to Five Points Station. At Five Points Station, transfer and take the westbound train one stop to CNN/GWCC Station. From there, take the escalator or elevator up and walk through the CNN building to hotel entrance.

Please be sure to join us for our big Opening Night Reception at the sparkling new College Football Hall of Fame from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for drinks, networking, fun, and more at this fantastic new facility. And if you are a College Sports Media Award nominee, see you piece showcased on the big board!

IMPORTANT NOTE: All attendees MUST retrieve their SVG College Sports Summit badge from the registration desk before going to the reception. Your badge serves as your ticket into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Beginning at 9 a.m. in the M4 Grand Ballroom, attendees will hear in-depth conversations surrounding the growing world of digital distribution, best practices in multi-camera live event production, and future technologies including 1080p, 4K, drones, and more. In addition, there will be presentations on the new SEC Network and strategies for effectively bringing student production personnel into the fold.

Also, attendees will be treated to a robust exhibit hall of 40+ Technology Showcases, professional networking, and the presentations of the SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award, SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Awards, and the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards.

For a full breakdown of the panel discussions on Thursday, CLICK HERE.

Following the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards ceremony (which begins at 5:15 p.m.), please join us to celebrate the winners and finalists at our CSMA Celebration Reception (6:00 p.m.) in the Exhibit Hall.

The closing day of the Summit kicks off with a welcome from this year’s event chairman Scott Rinehart (University of Notre Dame), which leads into an in-depth discussion on the rapidly changing role of video in social media.

From there, attendees will break out into three unique workshop tracks aimed at targeting various goals and technology segments.

Track 1 will take place in the Main Ballroom and will tackle Venues and Facilities. Conversations will focus on control rooms and in-venue entertainment, and Texas A&M’s 12th Man Productions will give an in-depth case study on the renovation of Kyle Field.

Bring your notebooks to Track 2 which is for the nitty gritty video conversations. Learn the best ways to save money and streamlining the purchase of gear, while also sitting down for an initmate conversation on getting started on improving your storage, archival, and asset management workflows.

Track 3 is for the left brainers looking to talk the creative side of video production. See presentations and in-depth breakdowns of College Sports Media Award-winning projects from areas like live game production, hype videos, and special features.

For the full Friday program, CLICK HERE.

For more information regarding the SVG College Sports Summit, visit You can also follow the event on Twitter using @SVGCollege and #SVGCollege.

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