2022 SVG College Summit
Monday, June 20, 2022Charleston Southern University's Nick Case on Coming Back Strong for the 2022 Collegiate ScheduleThe COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in everyone's plans over the last two years. For mid-major institutions, like Charleston Southern University, bouncing back from hardship takes a lot more ingenuity, determination, and togetherness. At the SVG College Summit, Charleston Southern University's Assistant Athletic Director of Broadcast Services Nick Case explains the challenges that needed to be overcome during the COVID-19 pandemic, how productions returned to normalcy last year, and how his team can come back even stronger for the 2022 athletics schedule.Monday, June 20, 2022University of South Carolina's Valerie Gerfin on New In-Venue Enhancements at Williams–Brice StadiumFootball games played on Saturdays in the Southeastern Conference present a different kind of environment. Home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, SC, Williams-Brice Stadium can seat nearly 78,000 patrons for any given matchup. Heading into last season, fans walking through the turnstiles witness a new 36-by-124 feet videoboard within the 87-year-old structure. At the SVG College Summit, University of South Carolina's Associate Director of Live Productions Valerie Gerfin runs through the installation the football venue's new centerpiece, the other enhancements that were added along with the LED display, and how the gameday atmosphere will continue to improve heading into the 2022 season in the fall.Monday, June 20, 2022Notre Dame's Alessandra Dickos on Developing a New Direct-to-Consumer Platform for FansA selection of college athletics’ biggest brands have developed their own subscription-based content services to explore a new, direct relationship with fans and alumni. As one of the more famous brands in collegiate athletics, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish launched Fighting Irish TV in September 2021. In partnership with NBC Sports, domestic and international supporters of the program can access premium content through this new digital pipeline. At the SVG College Summit, University of Notre Dame's Digital Platform Manager of Fighting Irish Media Alessandra Dickos addresses the initial stages of creating this new platform, the variety of content that fans can enjoy, and how this project can continue to grow in the future.Monday, June 20, 2022Mississippi State's Bennie Ashford on Producing a Wild Baseball Postseason, Adapting to Remote ShowsWhen the spring time rolls around in Starkville, MS, the Mississippi State University Bulldogs are on the hunt for a NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship. Coming off of the program's first ever title in 2021, the university's production team were dealt a difficult hand with not only producing shows for a Regional but also a Super Regional. At the SVG College Summit, Mississippi State University's Senior Associate Athletic Director of Broadcast Operations & Live Events Bennie Ashford details how his team pulled off their responsibilities during that busy baseball postseason, the lessons learned from working alongside ESPN over the last two years, and how his students are gaining valuable experience working within a remote production environment.Monday, June 20, 2022Harvard University's Imry Halevi on Winning the SVG College Pioneer Award, Impactful Industry TrendsThe SVG College Pioneer Award — an honor decided in a multi-step voting process by a panel of past honorees, current and former SVG College Summit chairpeople, SVG staffers, and members of the SVG College Advisory Committee — is given to an individual that exhibits strong leadership qualities, exemplary performance in a live-event setting, and presents innovative ideas and solutions to the collegiate-sports-video-production community. This year's recipient, Harvard University's Associate Director of Athletics - Content & Strategic Communications Imry Halevi, is well known for his ability to help others while also blazing the trail for others in his position to follow. At the SVG College Summit, Halevi breaks down what it means to win this prestigious award, how the industry has evolved over the last decade, and the trends and technologies he's excited to see during the upcoming fall schedule.Monday, June 20, 2022University of Michigan's Kurt Svoboda on Slowly Returning to Pre-Pandemic ProductionsSimilar to professional organizations, collegiate programs had to navigate the murky waters of the COVID-19 pandemic when sports came back to the calendar. Ranging from large-sized schools to mid-major institutions, the entire college sports landscape learned new ways of producing live events in a safe way. Now more than a year a year later, shows are gradually looking more like traditional onsite efforts. At the 2022 SVG College Summit, University of Michigan's Associate Athletic Director for External Communications & Public Relations Kurt Svoboda highlights how productions returned to pre-pandemic standards in Ann Arbor and how the positive momentum gained in 2021-22 can translate into further success for the next academic year.Monday, June 20, 2022University of North Carolina's Ken Cleary on the Importance of Being In-Person in AtlantaThe entire sports-video-production ecosystem has changed over the last two years, and the collegiate community has both adapted and learned since the last in-person SVG College Summit in June 2019. Originally appointed as Chairperson in January 2020 before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, University of North Carolina's Associate Athletic Director – Go Heels Productions Ken Cleary shifted to lead multiple virtual events prior to the in-person gathering in 2022. At the SVG College Summit, Cleary describes what it means to lead this year's program, what it was like to develop an agenda for consecutive virtual events, how important it is for every one to spend quality time together in person, and how the collegiate-sports-video community has become better since the last time the show was in Atlanta.Monday, June 20, 2022Ross Video's Kevin Cottam on the Company's Continued Support of Collegiate-Video ProductionThe collegiate-sports-video community continues to grow each and every year, and despite their exponential growth, the one constant that has remained is the support of Ross Video. Whether its their lineup of products and solutions that make live event productions possible or their commitment to educating and nurturing the next generation of professionals, the company has been a driving force in this sector of the industry, At the SVG College Summit, Ross Video's VP, Sports & Live Events – Global Kevin Cottam explains why the collegiate-sports market is important to the company, how he's seen this community evolve and improve over time, and ways in which their services and solutions are being leveraged by collegiate in-venue teams.