Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, EDUCAUSE 2011 Partner to Create Hybrid Annual Conference

Mediasite to webcast conference for the seventh consecutive year

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — (EDUCAUSE booth #1219)— Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc.(NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, and EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner, will stream four concurrent session tracks plus the keynotes at  EDUCAUSE 2011 to virtual audiences. The conference takes place this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

By way of their desktops, 350 remote attendees from 165 campuses and 8 countries around the world will connect to the in-person participants. These attendees participate in teams that range from 2 to 60, and the estimated exposure is around 2,000. Remote attendees will have access to sessions from the face-to-face meeting including all keynote sessions, and more than 50 featured and themed concurrent sessions streamed via Mediasite. They will also participate in exclusive interactive discussion sessions with experts on current topics; access a virtual convention center, which will house all online components; and guide their virtual experience with an  Event Planning Kit to facilitate remote discussion.

"We are able to implement a lot of innovative ideas in our programming. We've got many members who register an entire department or campus site using one registration fee. They have everyone meet in a room and watch the sessions. They literally create their own off-site campus event," said Victoria Fanning, director, hybrid and online conferences and events at EDUCAUSE. "The biggest benefit we have with Mediasite is that they have high-quality, solid equipment, the technicians are reliable and responsive, and the product they develop and stream is amazing. Before Mediasite, we were focused and confined to physical spaces. Now we can reach the entire world more easily."

The online program is available on the EDUCAUSE conference website at http://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/Online. EDUCAUSE is offering public access to select keynote, featured, and themed concurrent session streams throughout the conference. On-site attendees will also be able to see a demo of live video streaming from select conference sessions in HD and on iPads at the Mediasite booth #1219.

Sean Brown, vice president of education at Sonic Foundry will be presenting "The Future of Lecture Capture: What You'll Worry About When Your Pilot Goes Campus-Wide" on Thursday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m. in meeting room 204B.

An EDUCAUSE webcasting partner since 2005, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is a leading webcasting platform for hybrid events, training and lecture capture. Trusted by more than 900 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.

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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