SVG Sports Graphics Forum Returns In-Person May 24 at NYC’s Helen Mills Theater

Program includes spotlights session on ESPN and Turner's new NHL graphics packages

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. CLICK HERE to register now.

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. CLICK HERE for the May 24 full agenda and check out the program at a glance below (all times are in Eastern Time Zone):

9:15 – 9:20 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
9:20 – 10:00 a.m.: Opening Keynote Presentation: The NHL Is Back on ESPN and TNT
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: New Workflows in the New Normal: Three Networks, Three Business Strategies
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.: Networking Break/Exhibits Open
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Graphics Spotlight
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: ‘Technology in Action’ Case Study
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.: What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Design?: Three Creative Leaders Take the Stage
12:45 – 1:35 p.m.: Networking Lunch in Exhibits Area
1:35 – 2:15 p.m.: Graphics Spotlight: Inside the UFC Rebrand With Troika
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: ‘Technology in Action’ Case Study
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking Break in Exhibits Area 
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: What’s New in AR/VR Graphics?: Unreal, Real-Time, and the Future of Sports Broadcasts
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Tech?: Three Vendors Take the Stage
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception in Exhibits Area

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:

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package #1
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package #2
1:40 – 1:45 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package #3
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package #4
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Behind the Graphics Package #5
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: What’s Next?: NFTs, AR/VR, the Metaverse, and What’s Coming Beyond the Broadcast

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.

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