MPI World Education Congress — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, today announced the company’s Mediasite Events group will capture the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress 2013 for live and on-demand viewing. The conference takes place July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Thousands of meeting and event planners, hoteliers, technology professionals and other vital service providers attend WEC each year. This year’s event will provide insight into how meeting professionals can transform with the evolving meeting and event industry.
The Mediasite Events team will capture a total of 32 hours of content during the show. The opening session and all general and flashpoint sessions will be streamed live to the public, and educational sessions will be available for on-demand playback on any computer or mobile device after the conference. To watch live, visit www.mpiweb.org/wec.
“MPI has always been a leader in the hybrid event space, recognizing the importance of taking its events to those unable to attend in person. That position was validated in a groundbreaking study which found that 70 percent of respondents believe hybrid meetings will be an important part of the future of meetings,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MPI chapters for many years, and we look forward to pursuing a shared goal of raising the bar for hybrid events.”Learn more about this study at www.sonicfoundry.com/HybridResearchWebinar. Mediasite Events is a leading provider of webcasting for hybrid events and high-profile meetings. The group supplies technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web. About MPI Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization helps its members thrive by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 20,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org. 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. 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.