2023 SVG Venue Summit
Wednesday, March 29, 2023New York Mets' Brendan McKeon on Preparing for Citi Field's New Massive VideoboardAs a new Major League Baseball season gets underway, there are a handful of ballparks debuting new, larger, sharper videoboards. One of those is Citi Field in Queens. At the SVG Venue Summit, our Brandon Costa caught up with Brendan McKeon, Executive Director of In-Game Operations for the New York Mets to talk about how he and his team have been prepping for a larger videoboard and to reflect on the content that lit up an exciting 2022 for the team.Monday, March 27, 2023Diversified's Steve Stubelt on Staying on the Cutting Edge of Video Technology in Venue DesignWhen building a new big ticket stadium or arena, it can be a challenge keeping yourself on the cutting edge of technology in a long construction timeline. UBS Arena in New York is a great example of how that can be done well - even with a pandemic hitting in the middle of construction. At the 2023 SVG Venue Summit, our Brandon Costa chatted with Steve Stubelt, VP of Sales, Media & Entertainment for Diversified on how his company supported the New York Islanders throughout the building and opening of UBS Arena and how integrators are working with their clients differently in today's challenging environment.Friday, March 24, 2023Madison Square Garden's Matt Coy on the Power of On-Ice/Court Projection and AR Graphics In VenueYou won't find many busier venues in the country than Madison Square Garden. The "World's Most Famous Arena" is home to two big ticket tenants in the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers; not to mention to loaded calendar of other events ranging from concerts to combat sports, and much more. At the SVG Venue Summit, our Brandon Costa caught up with Matt Coy, VP, Event Presentation at MSG to discuss how his team balances such a busy lineup of dates, what makes Knicks and Rangers shows different, and how on-ice/on-court video projection and augmented reality graphics are innovating the world of game pres.Wednesday, March 22, 2023Canon's Jamon Lomax on the Company's Long-Time Relationship With the New York IslandersCanon consistently plays a vital role on any flavor of live event production, but in the venue space, the company is known for working with teams and venues to provide the desired lenses that these clubs ask for. At UBS Arena, Canon's line of products can be seen on a ton of the broadcast cameras being used for home games of the New York Islanders. At the SVG Venue Summit, Canon's Senior Manager, Television Broadcast & Production Sales, U.S. and Latin American Markets, Jamon Lomax, discusses the company's long-standing relationship with the Islanders, how they helped with in-venue productions back at Nassau Coliseum, how their partnership has evolved at UBS Arena. and the overall trends that are impacting technologies and workflows within this sector of the industry.Monday, March 20, 2023New York Giants' Don Sperling on Turning Back the Clock for a Pair of Legacy GamesThe New York Giants, winner of four Super Bowls and one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League, is an organization packed with illustrious history and memorable moments. Honoring that history, the Giants hosted two"Legacy Games" during the 2022 regular season: Week 4 vs. the Chicago Bears on Oct. 2 and Week 13 vs. the Washington Commanders on Dec. 4. These two showcase games featured the return of the team's iconic blue and red home jersey, the endzones and wall wraps used during Super Bowl XXI, throwback graphics and visuals seen on the old videoboard at Giants Stadium, halftime performances from legendary artists, and more. At the SVG Venue Summit, New York Giants' VP and Executive Producer Don Sperling recounts the massive effort that went into transforming the gameday entertainment and atmosphere into what it was like in the 1980s and 1990s, how his team mixes in new and traditional forms of content to attract all generations of fans, and what can be expected next season at MetLife Stadium.Friday, March 17, 2023New York Islanders' Adam Sabh on Developing New Avenues for Augmented-Reality, On-Ice ProjectionOnce seen as a niche element to in-venue productions within the National Hockey League, on-ice projections have become a staple at all NHL arenas. As technology continues to evolve, augmented reality (AR) has given a major face lift to these activations by providing three-dimensional content. At the 2023 SVG Venue Summit, New York Islanders' Director of Media Art & Design Adam Sabh chats about his role in bringing this venue to life, the on-ice projection workflow that entertains fans during pregame and intermission, how AR is being leveraged on other LED displays throughout UBS Arena, examples of content being shown on the playing surface, how forced perspective is creating more dynamic visuals, and what fans can expect to see during next season's home schedule.Thursday, March 16, 2023NY Islanders' Paul Jennings, Alex Leafer on Providing Impactful Content With High-Quality TechnologyEquipped with the latest broadcast technology, an impressive gameday atmosphere, and the passion of one of the league’s most storied fanbases, the opening of UBS Arena resulted in a $1.1 billion venue that boasts high-quality production technology within an IP, HDR-capable control room, numerous LED video displays, and an experience that’s uniquely their own. At the 2023 SVG Venue Summit, New York Islanders' CTO Paul Jennings and Director of Production Alex Leafer highlight the process of obtaining and installing technologies and workflows that power in-venue shows, the multiple departments that work closely together to bring content to Isles fans everywhere, examples of pieces being created for the club's 50th anniversary season, and what the building's legacy might be as time goes on.Wednesday, March 15, 2023NY Islanders' Ryan Halkett on Creating an Authentic Gameday Experience Inside, Outside of the VenueOpen to the public for the last 16 months, UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY has truly become the go-to destination for hockey and premier entertainment fans alike. Since it's opening, the production and operations teams have hit their stride to get where they are now. At the 2023 SVG Venue Summit, New York Islanders' SVP, Event Presentation and Content Experiences, Ryan Halkett, explains the immense growth that has occurred over the first two seasons in their new home and how this venue can transform the way fans interact with content and extend the concept of the overall fan experience moving forward.