ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EduComm Booth #305 -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced the company will once again use the Mediasite platform to webcast all sessions of EduComm 2011, held this week in Orlando.
For the first time in Sonic Foundry's eight-year partnership with EduComm all sessions will be streamed live to an online audience, including two full days of pre-conference tracks, all keynotes and five concurrent tracks.
"Each year with Sonic Foundry's webcasting expertise, EduComm takes another step into the virtual world. This is the first year we're going full force with a live stream of our event and we're very excited about it," said Stephanie Martinez, CIO of University Business. "To reach our goal of educating our members through quality content and growing the virtual audience, we've more than tripled the number of sessions we're offering."
Ms. Martinez continued, "While we're capable of using Mediasite on our own for smaller events throughout the year, when it comes to EduComm our event staff needs support to capture multiple concurrent breakout sessions, keynote sessions and two full-day pre-conference events. Sonic Foundry Event Services provides us with a project manager and the technical support to stream, host and report engagement on all of our conference content. Mediasite also allows us to achieve a high level of engagement with our virtual attendees."
Key sessions that will be webcast include:
Lecture Capture's Impact on Undergraduate Learning, Satisfaction and Retention
Pamela A. Havice, Ph.D., associate professor, and William L. Havice, Ph.D., professor and associate dean at Clemson University
Tuesday, June 14 - 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Everything You Wanted to Know About Lecture Capture but Were Afraid to Ask
Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry
Wednesday, June 15 - 11:05am - 11:45am
Use of Lecture Capture in Professional Degree Programs
Terence Ma, CIO of Touro University Nevada.
Wednesday, June 15 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm
In addition to the webcasts, in-person and remote attendees will also be using #educomm on Twitter to network and discuss sessions. Archives of the previous five years of EduComm are available for viewing by visiting http://www.educommconference.com/educomm-archives.
EduComm (www.educommconference.com) is an annual technology and leadership conference attended by 400 colleges and universities nationwide. The event will be webcast by Sonic Foundry Event Services, a leading provider of webcasting for blended conferences and high-profile training events. The group and its strategic partners supply technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web. Since its launch in January 2007, the Event Services group has provided live and on-demand webcasting for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and renowned universities to sports arenas and charitable organizations.
The conference will be webcast via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry. The patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing. Mediasite has been named the Global Market Share Leader for Lecture Capture Solutions by Frost & Sullivan for three years, and is the four-time consecutive winner of the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award for Best Webcasting Solution.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) 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.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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