Mediasite Brings Rocky Mountain State of the Industry Event to an Online Audience

Joint educational program between RMPCMA and MPIRMC to be offered via webcast

Sep 22, 2011, 08:34 ET from Sonic Foundry, Inc.

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced that the Rocky Mountain Professional Convention Management Association (RMPCMA) and Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC) will use Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to webcast the inaugural State of the Industry program.

This is the first time that MPI and PCMA chapters have joined forces for educational purposes. The event was born out of the idea that different organizations with similar goals can benefit by bringing groups together to share ideas and network.

"For the five years that I've been a member of RMPCMA we've been concerned that not everyone can attend our regular education programs. We've been looking at using Mediasite to see if anyone outside the greater Denver area would dial in. We're finally there. We have the material. We have the online attendance. We're hoping to double our attendance and give members in other states the opportunity to see what's happening at the hub," said Scott Collinsworth, 2011 president of RMPCMA and director of sales at Image Audiovisuals.

Presenters include Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, and Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association. They will share their understanding of the state of the meetings industry and how challenges are being met; discuss trends and best practices that are moving the meetings industry forward; and address how certifications impact the meetings industry and credibility as well as future meeting trends.

The live webcast will be available to the public today 12:20 p.m. Mountain, at

Image Audiovisuals a Denver, Colorado-based full-service audio-visual services company, is donating their Mediasite Recorder to webcast the conference. Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is a leading webcasting platform for hybrid events and virtual conferences. Mediasite quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management and delivery of rich media presentations that combine video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

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