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Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, EDUCAUSE 2011, Partner to Create Hybrid Annual Conference

Mediasite to webcast conference for the seventh consecutive year

Philadelphia, Penn. – (EDUCAUSE booth #1219) – October 17, 2011 – Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc.(NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, and EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner, will stream four concurrent session tracks plus the keynotes at EDUCAUSE 2011 to virtual audiences. The conference takes place this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

By way of their desktops, 350 remote attendees from 165 campuses and 8 countries around the world will connect to the in-person participants. These attendees participate in teams that range from 2 to 60, and the estimated exposure is around 2,000. Remote attendees will have access to sessions from the face-to-face meeting including all keynote sessions, and more than 50 featured and themed concurrent sessions streamed via Mediasite. They will also participate in exclusive interactive discussion sessions with experts on current topics; access a virtual convention center, which will house all online components; and guide their virtual experience with an Event Planning Kit to facilitate remote discussion.

“We are able to implement a lot of innovative ideas in our programming. We’ve got many members who register an entire department or campus site using one registration fee. Theyhave everyone meet in a room and watch the sessions. They literally createtheir own off-site campus event,” said Victoria Fanning, director, hybrid and online conferences and events at EDUCAUSE. “The biggest benefit we have with Mediasite is that they have high-quality, solid equipment, the technicians are reliable and responsive, and the product they develop and stream is amazing. Before Mediasite, we were focused and confined to physical spaces. Now we can reach the entire world more easily.”

The online program is available on the EDUCAUSE conference website at EDUCAUSE is offering public access to select keynote, featured, and themed concurrent session streams throughout the conference. On-site attendees will also be able to see a demo of live video streaming from select conference sessions in HD and on iPads at the Mediasite booth #1219.

Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry will be presenting “The Future of Lecture Capture: What You’ll Worry About When Your Pilot Goes Campus-Wide” on Thursday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m. in meeting room 204B.

An EDUCAUSE webcasting partner since 2005, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is a leading webcasting platform for hybrid events, training and lecture capture. Trusted by more than 900 colleges and universities, 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.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions. Sonic Foundry’s brands include Vidable® and Global Learning Exchange® which help unlock a smarter, more connected world for learners, workers, and entrepreneurs everywhere. For more information visit


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