Sonic Foundry Event Services to Webcast Green Meetings Industry Council Meeting
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, and knowledge management, and Platinum Sponsor of the Greater Meetings Industry Council, will webcast the GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference taking place February 20 – 23 in Portland, Oregon.
All sessions will be captured with Mediasite and available for public viewing via an online conference ticket. To register visit http://sustainablemeetingsconference.eventbrite.com/.
The conference is designed to meet the challenges and opportunities of emerging sustainability issues. In addition to offering a virtual ticket to participate in sessions via Mediasite, the event will utilize principles from the online gaming world – specifically role-playing, leadership, narration, feedback and ranking – to encourage attendees to actively engage and learn about industry developments and strategies.
“Sustainability issues are redefining the events industry. As sustainable meeting professionals, we need to be ready to play by new rules. Working with Sonic Foundry supports that initiative by giving us a framework to broaden the reach of the conference and allow people to attend remotely. As we work to realize the vision of a transformed meetings and events industry with sustainable meeting practices at the core of the way we do business, reaching more people is vital, and we will need partners like Sonic Foundry and their proven technology to help us achieve that goal,” said Paul Salinger, VP of Marketing for Oracle and GMIC President-Elect.
The conference will be webcast by Sonic Foundry’s Event Services, a leading provider of webcasting services for hybrid events and virtual conferences. 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 Event Services 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 the GMIC
The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is the premier global community solely dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and event industry, not only through education, but also by spearheading research, policy and standards for industry. The GMIC is an active member of the Convention Industry Council. Information: www.greenmeetings.info
About Sonic FoundryÃ‚®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research 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.
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