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Sonic Foundry Partners With EDUCAUSE To Webcast Premier Conference For Higher Education IT Professionals

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, today announced the company’s Mediasite platform will be used to webcast the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference in Anaheim Calif.

The conference, which takes place Oct. 15-18 in the Anaheim Convention Center, is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals, exploring today’s toughest technology issues facing higher education globally. Since 2005, EDUCAUSE has streamed sessions on-demand via Mediasite and this is the fifth consecutive year conference organizers have streamed the content live to create a hybrid event, delivering both online and face-to-face experiences simultaneously. From their desktops or mobile devices, about 400 distributed participants — attending in various team sizes — from 270 campuses and 13 countries will join in-person participants in Anaheim to engage in common conference sessions.

Remote attendees will have access to Mediasite webcasts from the conference including 51 general, featured and themed concurrent sessions streamed via Mediasite. A virtual conference center will offer active networking features, and attendees can guide their online experience with an Event Planning Kit to facilitate discussion with on-site participants.

“The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the leading event where higher education IT professionals network and learn together. With Mediasite, we’re able to reach an even larger audience by streaming live and on-demand content worldwide. Our attendees can participate from the comfort of their office, home or anywhere with a mobile device,” said Julie Little, vice president at EDUCAUSE. “We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Sonic Foundry for the continued success of our hybrid annual conference.”

The online conference can be viewed at www.educause.edu/annual-conference/virtual-conference. The following sessions will be available live and on-demand to the public:

On-site attendees can see Mediasite in action and learn about its latest developments at Sonic Foundry’s booth 1501. Sean Brown, vice president at Sonic Foundry, will also present “ The Future of Video in Education: A Vision for Your Campus in 2014 and Beyond” at 2:30 p.m. PDT Oct. 16 in Meeting Room 207B.

“By bringing together the best thinkers in the industry every year, the EDUCAUSE community sets the standard for the possibilities in higher education IT. For nine years Sonic Foundry has ensured that the knowledge shared at the conference is available for review long after the event is over,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry. “We’re honored to continue the partnership to maximize the value of offering the conference to larger audiences online.”

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