More than 100 webcasting experts from higher education and leading enterprises will gather Monday, Jan. 28 in Amsterdam for the second annual Mediasite User Group Europe Forum, hosted by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting. The event takes place from 11:30 to 5 p.m. at Amsterdam’s University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Attendees will learn webcasting and video management best practices, compare success strategies, actively participate in hot topic discussions with peers and share feedback with Sonic Foundry leaders. Representatives of Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Narvik University College in Norway and Université Paris Sud will share their expertise with a pan-European audience of webcasting professionals from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Luxembourg and Ireland. “Oxford University uses Mediasite for its distance-learning and part-time students. Regardless of where they are, they can watch their professors in real-time and feel as though they are face-to-face in the classroom,” said Sean Faughnan, director of Oxford University’s Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning team. “The MUG Europe Forum will connect me with webcasting leaders, and I’ll leave with new ideas about how to advance Oxford’s lecture capture program to reach even more students.” “The forum is a unique opportunity for Mediasite users across Europe to meet and collaborate around today’s hot video topics. With over 1,100 Mediasite User Group members worldwide, we know they’ll leave the conference energized and equipped with knowledge to advance their video programs at home,” said Rob Lipps, Sonic Foundry’s executive vice president. For more information, visit www.sonicfoundry.com/MUGEuropeForum. Sonic Foundry has a robust international customer base and a growing number of Mediasite User Groups (MUGs) around the world, including MUG Netherlands, MUG Japan, MUG Australia/New Zealand, MUG UK, MUG Scandinavia, MUG Germany and MUG Czech.
Sonic Foundry’s flagship annual user conference, UNLEASH, is the largest global gathering of Mediasite users. UNLEASH 2013 takes place April 28 to May 1 in Madison, Wis.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.