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Sonic Foundry Partners With EduComm to Launch First Fully-Live Hybrid Conference

All sessions streamed to a live virtual audience via Mediasite

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:
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

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.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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