EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and West/Southwest Regional Conference Invites Record Online Audiences to Live Sessions Streamed With Mediasite

February 15, 2011

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, continues its long term sponsorship of EDUCAUSE by providing event webcasting services for two events this month. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative takes place this week in Washington, D.C., and EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference is February 22-24 in Austin, Texas.

All general and featured sessions, as well as multiple track sessions at both events will be captured with Mediasite and available for public viewing. ELI sessions can be viewed at www.sonicfoundry.com/eli2011sessions.

EDUCAUSE has been successfully creating a hybrid annual conference for three years, leading to thousands more online participants and increased attendance overall. For the first time, the organization will apply that hybrid model to a smaller regional event and Sonic Foundry is pleased to support its development.

“This is about member outreach, to allow more people to access the content shared at face-to-face meetings,” said Victoria Fanning, director of hybrid and online conferences and events for EDUCAUSE. “We are happy to have established a solid and successful relationship with Sonic Foundry before the inception of our hybrid events. Sonic Foundry has played an important role in EDUCAUSE delivering hybrid events. We sincerely appreciate the work their onsite staff accomplish at our events to turn them into quality online experiences.”

The conferences will be webcast by Sonic Foundry’s Event Services, a leading provider of webcasting 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.


EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

About Sonic Foundry®, 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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