|[September 25, 2013]
Sonic Foundry Partners with EDUCAUSE to Webcast Premier Conference for Higher Education IT Professionals
ANAHEIM, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Sonic Foundry (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content
management and webcasting
solutions, today announced the company's Mediasite platform will be used
to webcast the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference in Anaheim Calif.
The conference, which takes place Oct. 15-18 in the Anaheim Convention
Center, is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals,
exploring today's toughest technology issues facing higher education
globally. Since 2005, EDUCAUSE has streamed sessions on-demand via
Mediasite and this is the fifth consecutive year conference organizers
have streamed the content live to create a hybrid event, delivering both
online and face-to-face experiences simultaneously. From their desktops
or mobile devices, about 400 distributed participants - attending in
various team sizes - from 270 campuses and 13 countries will join
in-person participants in Anaheim to engage in common conference
Remote attendees will have access to Mediasite webcasts from the
conference including 51 general, featured and themed concurrent sessions
streamed via Mediasite. A virtual conference center will offer active
networking features, and attendees can guide their online experience
with an Event Planning Kit to facilitate discussion with on-site
"The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the leading event where higher
education IT professionals network and learn together. With Mediasite,
we're able to reach an even larger audience by streaming live and
on-demand content worldwide. Our attendees can participate from the
comfort of their office, home or anywhere with a mobile device," said
Julie Little, vice president at EDUCAUSE. "We are excited to continue
our longstanding partnership with Sonic Foundry for the continued
success of our hybrid annual conference."
The online conference can be viewed at www.educause.edu/annual-conference/virtual-conference.
The following sessions will be available live and on-demand to the
On-site attendees can see Mediasite in action and learn about its latest
developments at Sonic Foundry's booth 1501. Sean Brown, vice president
at Sonic Foundry, will also present "The
Future of Video in Education: A Vision for Your Campus in 2014 and Beyond"
at 2:30 p.m. PDT Oct. 16 in Meeting Room 207B.
"By bringing together the best thinkers in the industry every year, the
EDUCAUSE community sets the standard for the possibilities in higher
education IT. For nine years Sonic Foundry has ensured that the
knowledge shared at the conference is available for review long after
the event is over," said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic
Foundry. "We're honored to continue the partnership to maximize the
value of offering the conference to larger audiences online."
An EDUCAUSE webcasting partner since 2005, Mediasite is trusted by 1,200
colleges and universities. The patented Mediasite webcasting and video
content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the
capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos
and rich media.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise
webcasting solutions, providing video
content management and distribution for education, business and
government. Powered by the patented Mediasite
webcasting platform and webcast
services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance
how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and
distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.
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