MADISON, Wis, January 27, 2012 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, today announced a partnership with Elite Meetings International (EMI) to webcast three Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) conferences live in 2012.
Elite Meetings provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. This year, it will bring hundreds of meeting planners and luxury hotel professionals together at EMAs in Rancho Mirage, California, Dallas, Texas and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants can register online for the hybrid conferences, the first of which will be held January 29-31 in Rancho Mirage. They will be webcast live to an online audience via Mediasite Events by Sonic Foundry, a Gold Level Partner.
“Our EMAs are unique industry forums for meeting professionals and the finest luxury hotels to connect on many levels. By adding a webcasting component, live via Mediasite Events, it will now be possible to watch selected EMA sessions online. This not only boosts participation but also raises awareness about Elite Meetings to a larger audience,” said Kelly Foy, Elite’s CEO. “Having the webcasts archived also means participants can go back and review them on-demand whenever they need to.”
For a calendar of EMA activities accessible via webcast, click here.
Mediasite Events is a leading provider of event webcasting for hybrid events and high-profile training meetings. The group supplies technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web. Since its launch in January 2007, the Mediasite Events group has provided live and on-demand webcasting for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and university associations to sporting events and charitable organizations.
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTime™Appointment Scheduler, a sought after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™, a new time-saving product for creating, submitting and managing RFPs online. For additional information, visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is the global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by more than 5,200 educational institutions, corporations, health organizations and government entities in over 65 countries, its Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos. Learn more at www.mediasite.com and @mediasite.
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