As a co-host – along with Brazilian media arts school Grupo Seven – of this month’s CG Extreme Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Full Sail University is proud to announce that members of ESPN’s Emerging Technology team will present at the conference. ESPN’s Director of Creative Technology David Saphirstein (who works in the Full Sail University Sports Lab powered by ESPN), Vice President of Emerging Technology Anthony Bailey, and Chief Technologist of Emerging Technology Michael Gay will travel to Brazil to present at the two-day digital media and animation conference. They will be joined by several representatives from ESPN Brasil, including Animation Coordinator Stela Spironelli.
ESPN’s presentation will cover the emerging technologies the sports network has used in its coverage, including this month’s X Games in Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil. Full Sail students have had a chance to help develop and work with these emerging technologies through the Full Sail University Sports Lab powered by ESPN, located on campus. David hopes that ESPN Brasil can utilize international students the same way ESPN has been able to here at Full Sail.
“When I told the people at ESPN Brasil about what we do here at Full Sail, they were really excited,” says David. “With the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Brazil, sports is a huge presence in the country right now.”
Full Sail and Grupo Seven will co-host the CG Extreme Conference on April 27 and 28 at Citibank Hall in Rio de Janeiro.