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Sonic Foundry Partners with Meeting Professionals International to Webcast One of World’s Largest Events for Meetings Industry

Select sessions from World Education Congress 2013 to be streamed live and available on-demand to public via Mediasite Events

LAS VEGAS, Nev., MPI World Education Congress — July 22, 2013 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, today announced the company’s Mediasite Events group will capture the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress 2013 for live and on-demand viewing. The conference takes place July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Thousands of meeting and event planners, hoteliers, technology professionals and other vital service providers attend WEC each year. This year’s event will provide insight into how meeting professionals can transform with the evolving meeting and event industry.

The Mediasite Events team will capture a total of 32 hours of content during the show. The opening session and all general and flashpoint sessions will be streamed live to the public, and educational sessions will be available for on-demand playback on any computer or mobile device after the conference. To watch live, visit

“MPI has always been a leader in the hybrid event space, recognizing the importance of taking its events to those unable to attend in person. That position was validated in a groundbreaking study which found that 70 percent of respondents believe hybrid meetings will be an important part of the future of meetings,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MPI chapters for many years, and we look forward to pursuing a shared goal of raising the bar for hybrid events.”

Mediasite Events is a leading provider of webcasting for hybrid events and high-profile meetings. The group supplies technical webcasting services and expertise to organizations who seek to complement their conference or event with viewing over the web.

About MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization helps its members thrive by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 20,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information or to join, visit

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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