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Sonic Foundry to Webcast ACTIVE Network™ Leaders Forum & Product Summit

Mediasite to stream conference sessions for live and on-demand viewing at summit focusing on the future of event technology

MADISON, Wis. – October 8, 2013 – Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, today announced the company’s Mediasite platform will be used to webcast ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions’ Active Leaders Forum & Product Summit this week in Champions Gate, Fla.

The conference, which takes place Oct. 9 to 10 at the Omni Orlando Resort, is aimed at event industry leaders and gives an interactive and engaging summit about the future of event technology from ACTIVE Network. The Mediasite Events team will capture select sessions for live and on-demand playback. During or after the summit, registered attendees can watch sessions on any computer or mobile device. 

Donny Neufuss, Sonic Foundry’s senior account manager for Event Services, will present, “Mastering Hybrid Events: Best Practices for Leveraging Event Tech to Reach Live and Virtual Audiences” at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 10.

“Providing our attendees with access to live, online conference sessions via Mediasite allows us to reach a worldwide audience that is unable to attend our event in-person,” said JR Sherman, senior vice president and general manager of ACTIVE Network’s Business Solutions Group. “In this way, people can access the knowledge shared at the event on-demand well after it ends. We’re happy to work with Sonic Foundry on this event.”

Sonic Foundry announced a strategic alliance with ACTIVE Network last year to provide an integrated conference solution for associations and meeting professionals. This pairs Mediasite Events webcasting services, which delivers live and on-demand streaming to remote audiences through their desktop or mobile devices, with ACTIVE Network’s Business Solutions portfolio, which serves customers of all sizes with a single technology suite for their event management needs.

“Sonic Foundry’s collaboration with ACTIVE Network is designed to create more flexibility and options to meeting and event planners in order to reach more people through hybrid events,” said Gary Weis, chief executive officer of Sonic Foundry. “We’re excited to continue to pursue opportunities that realize our shared vision of streamlined, scalable events.”

Mediasite Events empowers clients to produce successful, high quality online experiences that score rave audience reviews and achieve event goals. Powered by the award-winning Mediasite webcasting platform, Mediasite Events provides turnkey video streaming services, delivering worry-free video streaming and webcasting for thousands of hybrid and live events of all sizes every year.

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