Agenda: Monday, June 22


Monday will focus on our temporary normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the collegiate sports world, leading to the cancelation of the winter championship and spring sports seasons. However, video production professionals are innovative and ambitious people. We will discuss how we’ve all responded to this challenge while also diving into some new and unique live productions that are sure to inspire you for when we all get the sports we love back.


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Time Session
12:25 - 12:30 p.m.
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Executive Welcome

Presented by: Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, Director of Sports & Live Events – Global

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

State of the Industry – What Now and What’s Next?

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the video production world on its head. But, it’s also opened up the industry to a world of innovation that we normally never would have been exposed to. Leading video directors from athletic departments and conference offices from across the country share how their strategies have shifted to create content in the present and how they are innovating their infrastructure in anticipation of the future.
Confirmed Panelists:
Dan Butterly
, Big West Conference, Commissioner
Ken Cleary, University of North Carolina, Assistant Director of Athletics, GoHeels Productions
Michelle Glover, University of Arkansas, Assistant Athletic Director – Broadcast Services
John Kvatek, University of Central Florida, Associate Athletic Director, Multimedia and Creative

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
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Pixellot Case Study: Everything You Always Wanted To Know about Automatic Production

As sports budgets are being decreased, and crowds are not allowed to attend games, colleges and conferences will need to find innovative ways to engage audiences and generate revenue. The “new normal” is a catalyst to implement cost-effective processes and automated production technology is at a stage of maturity that is now ready for mass adoption. Find out how Pixellot and America East Conference are working together to bring back sports and scale production across their conference.
Amy Huchthausen, America East Conference, Commissioner
David Shapiro, Pixellot, President, North America

1:45 - 2:05 p.m.

Presentation: Production Blueprint – What Does a Live Sports Production in the COVID-19 Era Look Like?

As video departments across the country hope to return to a schedule of fall sports broadcasts, what’s an example of what a live sports production in a COVID-19 world might look like? We’re joined by a veteran of the live college sports video production space, Tupelo Raycom’s John Servizzi to take you inside his company’s recent series of live productions of the American Cornhole League for syndication on ESPN.
Interviewer: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Interviewee: John Servizzi, Tupelo Raycom, EVP, Engineering and Operations

2:05 - 2:35 p.m.

Tech Focus: Production Efficiency

When sports return in a post-coronavirus world, there’s the potential for things to be very different. Will you need more automated tools? End-to-end solutions? Even more budget-friendly — but trustworthy — toys in your in your toolbox? Vendors that specialize in cost-conscious options break down the pain points of your production that can be met at a time when budgets are being crunched even more than ever.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Robert Erickson
, Grass Valley, Strategic Account Manager, Sports and Venues
Janel Fleming, LiveU, Director of Sports Sales
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com, Market Outreach Manager
Will Waters, NewTek, Head of Product Management

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR: Small Staffs and One-Person Video Teams

Join us for a curated, themed Networking Happy Hour on Zoom, where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.

You aren’t blessed with a generous budget and sometimes you feel alone in your video-related passions and struggles on your own campus. Meet with others in the business just like you in this networking event geared specifically to those of us making the most with the least.