MADISON, Wis, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, today announced a partnership with Elite Meetings International (EMI) to webcast three Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) conferences live in 2012.
Elite Meetings provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. This year, it will bring hundreds of meeting planners and luxury hotel professionals together at EMAs in Rancho Mirage, California, Dallas, Texas and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants can register online for the hybrid conferences, the first of which will be held January 29-31 in Rancho Mirage. They will be webcast live to an online audience via Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry, a Gold Level Partner.
"Our EMAs are unique industry forums for meeting professionals and the finest luxury hotels to connect on many levels. By adding a webcasting component, live via Mediasite Events, it will now be possible to watch selected EMA sessions online. This not only boosts participation but also raises awareness about Elite Meetings to a larger audience," said Kelly Foy, Elite's CEO. "Having the webcasts archived also means participants can go back and review them on-demand whenever they need to."
For a calendar of EMA activities accessible via webcast, click here.
Mediasite Events is a leading provider of event webcasting for hybrid events and high-profile training meetings. The group supplies 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 Mediasite Events group has provided live and on-demand webcasting for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and university associations to sporting events and charitable organizations.
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI's innovations include FaceTime™Appointment Scheduler, a sought after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™, a new time-saving product for creating, submitting and managing RFPs online. For additional information, visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts 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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