Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced it has partnered with The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) to webcast two conferences this week in New Orleans, L.A., as well as the Annual Conference in April, 2013. Sonic Foundry will webcast via Mediasite UPCEA’s Seminar on the Management of Online Programs, a new event scheduled for Nov. 6 to 8 that will focus on the key strategic issues in this rapidly evolving sector of higher education: new and emerging markets, online degree and certificate programs that expand access and meet workforce needs, the use of data analytics, assessing student online learning outcomes, and building for scale. Sonic Foundry will also webcast UPCEA’s 21 st Annual Marketing Seminar Nov. 7 to 9, which is the premier event for marketers in professional, continuing and online education. All six general sessions from the seminars, as well as 30 concurrent sessions will be live-streamed from these two conferences, and the presentations will also be archived for on-demand viewing. To register for the online passes for these events, visit http://www.upcea.edu/onlinepass. UPCEA’s 97 th Annual Conference April 3 to 5, 2013 in Boston, Mass. will also be streamed live and on-demand via Mediasite. This is the third consecutive year Sonic Foundry will partner with UPCEA to webcast this event, and the second consecutive year that it has been hybrid, offering a blend of simultaneous face-to-face and virtual experiences. “We are pleased to partner with Sonic Foundry so that these conferences can be experienced by a much larger audience,” said Bob Hansen, UPCEA CEO. “Those unable to travel to the conferences in New Orleans and Boston can simply attend remotely and participate in polls, ask questions, and interact with on-site participants. Remote attendees will also have the audio, video, and slides from all presentations. Plus, we’ll create online video libraries of knowledge that our attendees can go back and review at any time and share with their colleagues.”
Trusted by 1,100 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media.About UPCEA UPCEA is the leading association for colleges and universities engaged in professional, continuing, and online education. From its inception in 1915, the Association has been committed to expanding access to higher education with programs and services for adult and non-traditional learners. 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.